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David Allan Diary, 1877


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December. MONDAY, 3d 1877.

Sabbath 2d Being our Communion Sabbath is fine and clear there was hard frost last night the glass at 8 was 13º above Zero. This Monday morning was clear & bright the ground very bare of Snow and the Thertr. at 26º at 7 a.m. Meeting to day of Miss Worsleys & the late G Worsleys Trustees at Guthrie, Wall, & Cutten, office to at at 2 Oclock recd. check for balance of funds. $416.66. Mr Coopers arrears of rent of Rose Cottage is $196.00. Mr Watt had answer from Stratford that the arrears of Taxes due by the Estate on Lots 130 and 287 is $68.76


This was a little milder morning, but not bright. It continued dry during the forenoon, the roads fine smooth and dry and hard. But in the afternoon it began with a few flurries of Snow, and then turned into fine rain, but close and not heavy. Nat went down to Toronto in answer to a Telegram that his brother William was dying, but did not get there to see him alive. Robert White one of my oldest aquaintance died to day at 1 Oclock. I also had a letter from Mr James Hutchison, that his wife died last Sabbath wishing me to attend the funeral tomorrow, but not being free from a cold I have had I cannot go


This is quite a soft morning and quite mild glass up to 40º, and a thick fogg falling. The chimney and gable end of the shop was put up yesterday. Several more failures, both great and small in Montreal and other places

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