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David Allan Diary, 1877


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December. THURSDAY, 13th 1877.

This is another mild morning, dull and inclined to rain. The Thermometer at 40º. It began to rain a little past 9 a m. This the Fat Cattle Show day, and a great many were brought into Town yesterday. There was a fine show of fat cattle, and a very fine display of fat Poultry of all kinds, some of the Turkeys weighing 14 lbs each. I wrote to John Smith Bridge of Allan, Scotland, also to Wm and Andrew Fisher in Philadelphia. * I received the first paper of the Weekly Witness to day dated the 13th

FRIDAY, 14th

This is a little colder the glass at 30º at 7 a m the roads are dry, and the weather clear. Nat and his son William went down to Hamilton & thence to Toronto this morning. (*Weekly Witness to day)


This is a dull morning as yet. I have got Busby this morning to trim the Grape vines so as to preserve them as far as I can & my means will permit, But several of them are dead from 1 to 2 feet from the top downwards. I afterwards got him to dig a drain at the side of Higinbothams little store and found the ground so soft that he could strike the Pick at one blow down to the handle. I recd. a letter from John Smith in Scotland. Nat & William returned from Toronto this evening

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