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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


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March WEDNESDAY 9 1887

Peter has been engaged at sundry jobs to day. I made or rather finished making a bargain with C. W. Lewis this morning. He agrees to work for me for a year for $2.20 and board himself. I furnish him with a house and garden spot. Keeps a cow and a pony the latter is no work for his board. I went down to W. Wattses this forenoon. Found William and Mrs. Watts away & had quite a visit with Mis Emma all alone. The a is a very interesting young lady, in every respect.

March THURSDAY 10 1887

Peter and I have been cuting wood in the woods again to day. Have been cuting up an old elm tree at the North West Corner of the Ten-acre-field. The weather has been quite cool; but very warm during the day. The sun has got so high now that it seems to have great power even when cloudy. {illegible} by yesterdays paper that the Rev Henry Ward {preacher?} died on Tuesday morning the 8th inst. at 9 o'clock. Was buried to day at Grange wood cemetery. He was seventy four years old and has always a man of great prominence.

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