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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


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April MONDAY 4 1887

Wes, Lewis has been working away to day at spliting fence posts and at sundry other jobs. Joe has also been buisy takeing down and laying fence on the back concession. I have been working as usual, at triming apple trees and at this afternoon I have been geting harrow teeth in the frames & c. Mrs Chesley died this evening after seven months illness at John Marrs. Happened there at the time of her death, and could not help feeling solemn at the death of one we have known so long.

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April TUESDAY 5 1887

Lewis and I worked on the Big Flat this forenoon at geting some stumps off, and in makeing some repairs in our stamp fence along the road and creek. Have had him drawing manure on the hilly field this afternoon. Have been doing sundry jobs myself, while Joe has been laying up fence. It beats all how the cold weather continues, Have not it more in the winter than today and yesterday. Recieved a letter from my old friend and Bro A. P. Cutler this evening He still lives at Sutton {???}.

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