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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


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August WEDNESDAY 24 1887

Went out to Dover this morning to get some repairs for a plough. Came home by Mrs. Clarkes. The roads are still quite muddy. Ma still keeps quite ill. Feel her loss very much particularly on account of having a strangely disagreeable girl, Manti. She is quite a source of annoyance to me in many ways. Hope however, soon to disperse with her services. The boys have got done ploughing the field by McBrides. Sold the lambs today at 3$ per head.

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August THURSDAY 25 1887

Got started ploughing with both teems in the hilly field North of Drive-barn to day. The late rains have made it in fine order for ploughing. I have been cutting and cleaning up weeds & old raspberry bushes in the old fence row most to the creek for ploughing. Mr. Carpenter came with a new buggy & I actualy kept it though unwisely perhaps. The price was One Hundred Dollars, He allowed fifteen Dollars on one of our old buggies, and I gave him five. Am to pay the ballance as I can between this and next Fall. The Ballance remains at that to to be put in a note.

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