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William Sunter Diary, 1893


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JANUARY 1888 1893

26 Thursday

A very pleasant winter day. I was working in the shop this forenoon mending a single harness. After dinner I made ready and drove over to the Centre inn to the annual meeting of the Eramosa fire insurance company. they had just started to business when I arrived by red having read the auditors report. they had some discussion on the question of allowing insurance to the full amount of personal property in buildings. some contending that if offered a premium on burning, especially to tenants, the matter was left as lately arranged to the full amount of loss. Elected as directors, Geo. Duffield, Arch. Johnston, David Rea, old Mr Armstrong retired. I drove Lizzie down to Crofts later this evening. they had word of Jeenie (Mrs Forrester) having met a serious accident by falling while carrying a kettle of boiling water and getting burned. Mrs Croft intends going to Oakville to morrow. {in margin} working in the shop - attended the Annual Meeting if Eramosa Insurance Company - drove Lizzie down to Crofts this evening - Joe Croft paid his note this evening $36.00.

27 Friday

A little colder to day with east wind and indications of change. it is snowing this evening and blowing - I was again in the shop this forenoon putting heels on my Boots and sewing rippings. Willie being away at dinner time I had to do up the noon chores and after dinner I went down with Johny to Talbots with his sow which was not required, to be hoped fortunately as she was taken there before. Willie was at McKenzies at dinner time to day. they are all well and the Baby seems to be thriving nicely. Johny & his man are steadily working in the swamp - Willie was hunting help to day to enable him to do the same work. {in margin} mending my Boots - choring in Willie's absence - down to Talbot's with Johny -

28 Saturday

Misty and dissagreeable weather to day. the hoar frost hangs on to trees &c. in the evening there was quite a fall of rain. I went down to Robert McWilliams to day and paid him the remaining five dollars on the note which reduced it to a hundred. I made out a new note for the Am't and dated it the 4th Jan. payable in a year - Margaret and I drove down to see little George Robertson who has been very sick this week from Conjestion & Bronchitis - he is now some better although still very unwell. {in margin} Heavy rain through the night and the snow was very much lessened Sunday morning -

29 Sunday

Finer to day, the girls have been twice at Everton to day. Ewart drove them down with the colt in the evening. Willie & Jeenie drove up to McKenzies to day, and visited at Mimosa on their way home. Ewart & I had to do the chores. Margaret & I paid Barrie & his Mother a visit this evening - {in margin} this forenoon it remained soft but it got colder afternoon -

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