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Cecil Swale Diary, 1904

Cecil Swale 1904 Diary 50.pdf

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January MONDAY, 18 (18-348) 1904

Caught toe of a fox yesterday, but it froze so hard that the fox twisted it off. The other three traps were buried in snow. Must see another time that all are near surface, the dressing of oil Rhod {oil of Rhodium attracts fox} + oil of anise seems to work alright. Fox went a little way in big swamp + lay down I went after him with {Turk or Luck} + {I or J} put him into a hole in Clemens bush. 2160 of chop to town, 1/2 back.Cut some poles. 30 ties Very cold.

TUESDAY, 19 (19-347)

2 loads ties to finish Getting milder. Sugar factory meeting. Got Jess shod behind gave G. 1.00 owe some 75cts

WEDNESDAY, 20 (20-346)

Quite soft all day. but not thawing much. Roads are cutting off. Fetched bal. chop home. Two loads ties to finish making

178 No 1

110 No 2 3 cells

288 and about 12 to come.

$69.63 21 posts.

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