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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887

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July TUESDAY 10 1887

Have been helping Billy McPhee get in wheat to day with the two men. Got the ten-acre-field all drawer and four loads from the Eleven acre lot. Had visitor who we never expected to see in the flesh Mr. Reusher Olds & wife. We had some other friends as well. Felt sorry that we had to work while they who were here. Expect them back again however in a week or so. But after all it was to me a great treat to see these dear friends of my father and mother are their young days.

July WEDNESDAY 20 1887

Finished drawing wheat this forenoon some thirty loads in all. Joe & Wes has been raking stubble & geting it in & c. I went out to Dover this evening with or rather after some repairs for Reaper & to attend a prayer meeting with society of official meeting afterwards. A new Quarterly board was organized with Mr. Johnathan Ellis a recording steward. Am much impressed with the business capacity of our new minister as well as his sterling {piety?}.

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