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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


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February MONDAY 21 1887

Have had Peter at work with the team to day geting up wood and drawing out manure. We took another one of our young cattle up to Wilkinsons to fill the place made vacant by the return of one the other day. Have been engaged at sundry other jobs as well. Our new girl comenced helping ma to day. Mrs. Hrisleys daughter Mantie. She is a fine looking smart young girl & I think that ma is highly favoured to have such an {one?}, when girls are so scarece as help.

February TUESDAY 22 1887

Went up to Wiggins school house to put in my vote for, member of Federal parliament {chosen?} Jakcson as my representative. The other candidate being Col. Tisdale of Simcoe. There appeared to be a good deal of anxiety on the part of both men, and some warm talk indulged in. Feel somewhat anxious myself so I am in sympathy with the general feeling displayed. Have had James Holcomb here to tea. My man has been working away as usual, though he Polled a vote against {rest illegible}.

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