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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


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August MONDAY 8 1887

The plough has been running again to day, in the field next to the McBrides. Helped about getting in one second load of clover seed from field West of the woods. Only had two loads. Are visiting friends left us today, after which I went out to the Quarterly business meeting. It was the first pleasant Quarterly meeting without the Woodhouse brothers &, the lacks of their presence was not altogether a loss, for we missed also their wrangling and quarreling, so we have peace in our borders at last.

August TUESDAY 9 1887

Lewis has been plowing again to day. In the field next to McBrides. I have been cutting the new ground field of oats with the Tinder and Joe has been shocking up most of the time. Did not quite done however. Hope now to finish all to morrow. Was told yesterday of a young woman that was once chosen to be my wife, not by myself however. Her name used to be mifs Ellie Jones. She left her husband and four or more children.

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