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David Allan Diary, 1877


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October. November THURSDAY, 1st 1877.

This is a very nice fall morning, But have heard that the young men, have done some mischeif at the back of the Hill in taking Higinbothams gates of the hinges, and breaking some parts which I went over and with assistance restored to their places and got the 11 pigs put back into the field. The Assizes were finished this afternoon

November. FRIDAY, 2d

This is a very wet morning, it rained hard through night, and has washed down a great quantity of the fine yellow leaves of the Maples &c. The day throughout was blustering & stormy. William at Hamilton to day. James D Allan and Higinbotham went up to London


This is a somewhat pleasanter morning yet coldish and requires an overcoat. In the forenoon it was clear dry and the masons were at work, but those on the upper works of the New Catholic Church did not appear and slight flurries of snow now and then. At 5 p m when the train passed down, the roofs of the coaches or cars had a coating of Snow on them. Nat returned from London this evening, he bot 500 Bbls crude oil at Petrolia

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