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David Allan Diary, 1877


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November. MONDAY, 12th 1877.

This is a moderate morning of any thing mild yet very dull, yet no rain fell during the forenoon


This is a very fine morning for the time of the year. The forenoon turned out pleasant and the people began to turn out to attend the Sale of the remainder of the loose property at the Mills and Distillery. The Auctioneer Mr Knowles began to sell the things in the Office such as maps, inks desks, clock, files for papers, tin boxes. Thermometers & many things too numerous to mention then the old Bedsteads & Bedding that remained from the last Sale then firewood, the soft wood going as low as 50¢ & 60¢ was stopped some casks and 5 tuns of oak


This is a moderate day going to be, it is dry but dull, yet mild and outdoor work going on freely. I am busey cutting down a stand for a stove for dining room to cook with &c.

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