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David Allan Diary, 1877


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December. THURSDAY, 27th 1877.

This is another very mild morning glass at 37º at 7 a.m and the Sun shone out, and every thing except the leafless trees looked like a May morning. William Higinbotham starts for Erin villiage to try what he can do in a druggests shop there. The glazer has put in the glass in the windows in the New Store and the Plasterer is first coating it to day

FRIDAY, 28th

This is another charming morning, there was frost last night sufficient to freeze the Dam over with a thin coat of ice, at 7 a.m. the glass was 27º at 10 the Sun shone out splendidly. I put on a new truss this morning made in Philadelphia and seems to fit well so far and give me great releif


This is a fine clear morning glass 28º at 7 a.m the grass is all white with frost. The day was certainly fine and the Market well supplied with every thing you could think. The news to day from Europe looks as if England is to be drawn in to the war so as to maintain her ground as to the protection of Constantinople and the free passage of the Dardinelles

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