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David Allan Diary, 1877

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December. THURSDAY, 6th 1877.

This is quite a change from yesterday, the ground is quite hard, and a keen wind blowing from the N. West. I attended Robert White's funeral at 2 Oclock to day as far as the Church, but the weather was too cold for me to go to the cemetery. The times are still very depressed Moulton (colured) grain and wool buyer has obtained an extension of time from his Creditors, Lock and Galbraith have also called on their Creditors for an extension of time

FRIDAY, 7th

This is a cold morning freezing hard the wind from the N. East. I got Donald McGinnes to fill up round the boxes for the cellar windows of Higinbothams little shop

SATURDAY, 8th

This morning was not quite so cold as yesterday only 27º. There had been a fall of snow during the night but very light. During the day we had 2 or 3 light showers. Reports to day about the safety of the steamer City of Berlin are becoming alarming and some packages have been cast ashore thought to have been on board of her.

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