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David Allan Diary, 1876

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January MONDAY 10 1876

Yesterday was a remarkably fine day for this time of the year it was quite mild when going to Church & the ground soft and muddy, and a few roles of thunder were herd, in the afternoon the fine clear sunshine seased & foggy dark weather came on and at about church time it rained heavy, and began to blow. There was quite a change this morning a very strong Westerly wind has been blowing all night and continues this morning and very cold, the Glass at 10º above Zero, during the whole day it blew hard and snowed at times, & the ground as hard as ever. A good deal of excitement about voting for the shop Licence By-Law which was lost by 264 majority, got the copper Still lining finished to day

TUESDAY 11

This is another cold morning, a little snow has fallen during the night, but it is too cold for it to come down. The men are working at the staging round the new fermenting tuns.

WEDNESDAY 12

This is a cold morning very little wind, and very little snow on the ground. The frost is sharp, Thermometer 10º above Zero. Have just got information that Wm Alexander of Ellenburn died this morning at 10 a m

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