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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


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February WEDNESDAY 23 1887

Ma and I went out to Dover this morning intending to take dinner with our minister;, but, finding them away drove on to W. J. Carpenters and found him and his excellent wife expecting us. Had a pleasant and proffitable visit though somewhat marred by the result of yesterdays election. Our chosen candidate Mr. Jackson having been defeated by a majority of twenty. Called on the way gome at W. Wattses on the way home & had tea. The Lord is a very present help to me these days.

February THURSDAY 24 1887

Owing to a strong North West wind which has been also very cold, Peter and I have got to work again at curing wood in the back woods. Have been cuting small trees mostly and, so have I not made much headway. Have had an application to day again by a man wanting work by the teat whose name is Some Schram. There seems to be plenty of men; but, wages do not appear to be any less. For, they all want the same as last year. Am enjoying much peace of late and a precious trust in God.

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