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David Allan Diary, 1877


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November. MONDAY, 19th 1877.

18th This is a cold Sabbath morning it is dry & freezing, & a strong wind from the North & N. West. This Monday morning is fine and bright, and the Northerly wind continues cold yet the frost is not so very hard as yet the glass at 9 Oclock a. m. was 28º. But it is astonishing to see the depth that the roads are frozen, which is clearly seen, in digging up some of the old gass pipes, the direction of which having been changed, when several miles of new and ones of larger caliber have been put in this year.


This is a moderate morning and looks as if it is going to be a fine day. The Court of Chancery met to day. The day turned out fine, and we took a walk up to Williams House.


This is a pleasant morning, and outdoor work going on freely, building in both stone & wood, also cutting down the elevated sidewalks at Elliots Hill, and preparing to make steps of aproach to the Houses on each side. Peter Idington here this forenoon, also his Son John from Statford attending to a case in Chancery which he got so arranged as to allow of his return home by the º past 2 train. The Court adjourned untill Friday. Mrs John Sully died at noon to day aged 71 years & 9 months

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