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David Allan Diary, 1877


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October. THURSDAY, 11th 1877.

This is another wet and dull looking morning, and the clouds looks very water like. Business still continues very unsettled still a great many failures are reported almost daily and the weekly reports are almost as numerous of late as they were when the depression was at its worst. The defalcation & embeselments very frequent. It is quite cold this afternoon the wind Northerly, and slight drizzling rain at times. A party in Hamilton has bought a large number of the old whisky barrels, 7 cars are engaged for them & they are being loaded this afternoon

FRIDAY, 12th

This looks like a clear settled morning, the wind is yet from a Northerly direction but not so cold as yesterday afternoon


A dry morning, with frost on the grass, the sky cloudy at 7 a. m. the sky is clearing up as the morning advances

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