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David Allan Diary, 1877


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December. MONDAY, 17th 1877.

This Sabbath is a remarkably fine day as mild as a day in May in morning at 7 a m it was 2º above freezing viz 34º. and at One Oclock on our return from Church the Thermometer was 42º out of the Sun and all the frost out of the ground. This is a mild morning the glass at 34º at 7 a.m. and became warmer as the day advanced it is as mild as yesterday.The cold that my wife has had for a week & more was worse this evening.


There is quite a change this morning the wind is round to the East and the glass at 7 was 26º, the sky is hasey and dull. Martin has got the floor of the small Shop for Higinbotham laid. I remitted money to Wickson & also Mr Reeve of Toronto.


This is a very different morning for yesterday during the night it became quite mild and it rained during the night and morning at 7 a m a light shower was falling and the Thermometer at 40º and about 10 Oclock it was 46º and a thick fogg was falling

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