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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


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March THURSDAY 31 1887

Ma and I went to the funeral of the late Mrs Robert Marr Senior, She was buried at the old Woodhouse cemetery to day. Her age was eighty two. Bro Calvert conducted the services and preached a nice sermon at the church. The weather has been very chilly and windy; but, not for the time of year. Lewis has been geting up wood and spliting at the woodhouse. Called at W. J. Carpenters on the way home Found that Mrs Carpenters had been very sick, and was not yet recovered.

April FRIDAY 1 1887

Having recieved a letter from Mr David SPence, the Ontario Immigation agent Toronto containing further infomation as to a farm hand I went out to Dover this morning to get an answer off as soon as possible. Went to W. J. Carpenters first to give him the benefit of what I had heard. Stoped at W. Watts on the way home & had dinner. Strange to say when I got home I found a man waiting, Joe the Indian, who I have hired for seven months at twelve dollars per month with board. Expect him to comence to morrow.

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