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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


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December TUESDAY 20 1887

Went down to Johnes Holcomb's this forenoon to see them about some matters connected with their comeing Tea-meeting. Took a bible down, which I had obtained from the Deposition for the use of the new church. Went out to Dover this afternoon to see Mr Cruikshanks about the turkeys. While there, however it turned out that this gentleman was here on the same business. Have about sold our turkey crop.

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December WEDNESDAY 21 1887

Worked at sundry jobs this forenoon with my man. Chores occupy most of the time. This afternoon we have been killing and picking turkeys. It took us until ten o'clock P.M. to get the job done. Seventy four in all. Lewis and his wife have been helping us both in the afternoon and evening. The first turkeys, I think that I have ever tried to pick. The weather continues cool and frosty, with every appearance of snow.

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