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David Allan Diary, 1877


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November. THURSDAY, 29th 1877.

This is a fine clear morning Thermometer at 27º, Although the frost was enough to freeze the mortar yet the Bricklayers started, but having neither Bricks nor lime, they had to quit work, from that cause alone. The Anti Duncanites had a grand procession to night a great number paraded with torch lights, also a great many carriages loaded with officers & delegates from other parts also a display of fireworks, the night was very cold

FRIDAY, 30th

There is hard frost this morning, the wind was cold strong,This is our Fast day in the Church, the fire's or heating apperatus had not been attended to properly and the Church was very cold, and having my Overcoat off I shivered a great part of the time Revd Mr Mullen of Fergus preached. James Kirkpatrick Esqr died this morning in Hamilton. Born in {Sanfield} near Belfast 1791. married in 1815 and removed to Canada & settled in Barton as a Land Surveyor. John Davidson, Postmaster Galt died there this afternoon at 5 Oclock of Paralysis.

SATURDAY, 1st Decr

Hard frost during the night and this morning it was calm yet the Thermometer indicated 20º below freezing. The little snow that fell is still laying over the ground

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