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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


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March TUESDAY 15 1887

Peter continued to sow cloverseed this forenoon. He is nearly done. I have been working at my harrow repairs throughout the day. The weather continues as cold as yesterday with the cold North-West wind still blowing. I walked down to Holcomb after tea this evening to hear from Old Mr Holcomb who lies at the point of death. At last account he was still alive however. It seems that he has a carbunckle on his back which the doctors say will soon kill him.

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March WEDNESDAY 16 1887

My man finished sowing cloverseed on the Fall Wheat ground to day. The ground was nicely frozen for that purpose, and the weather has been very cold all day, with a continued Nor-Wester. Had out old acquaintance and friend Charley Wilson to take dinner with us. He haappened on a visit to Mrs. Reid. Enjoyed our short visit with him very much. Our new man came with his household goods & effects to day. Expect him to comence work in a week or so. Have worked at my harrows some to day also.

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