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David Allan Diary, 1877


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November. MONDAY, 5th 187{7}

This Sabbath morning was dry and cold and a little frost on the grass at 7 a m but cleared off, and the fore part of the day was tolerably fine, but in the afternoon it became heavy & dull & between 3 & 4 began to snow, and continued all the afternoon & evening. Nat went to Hamilton this morning. Monday morning wet, with showers of sleet and rain, up to about noon. It then began to snow steady and lay on the ground


This is a Wintry looking morning thin ice covers the Dam and the ground is all coverd Snow between one & 2 inches deep. As the day advanced it became more pleasant though wet and muddy. We made some calls for the first time on Mrs Hogg (widow of our late Minister) ad also on our New Minister Mr Smith. I cut up some pigs to day at Higinbothams. Some geese were frozen on the Dam last night and are not relieved yet.


This is a moderate winter looking morning, the Dam is again froze over this morning also. About 9 Oclock it began to warm up and become fine. This being the Monthly Fair Day I went to Evan McDonalds amd brought my Cow to the Fair ground and Sold her for $25. cash. The masons have been at work to day building at the End addition of Williamson's Shop, and are now leveled for the cills of the upper windows.

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