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The Diary of Andrew Cowan - Page 1 (Schenectady, New York)

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[This information is from the diary of Andrew Cowan, a Scottish immigrant and resident of Schenectady, New York from 1797 to the mid-nineteenth century.]

(most of the first page has been scratched out, so interpretation is difficult. Some information has been repeated on page 4.)

[Illegible line which ends] June 14, 1786

Wm McAdam came
to me Thursday 4 Sept
began work on Friday

Fruit 88 Berries 2:5:0 total £31:6:0

Jas. [?] Gilchrist began work wensday 31 Dcr 88
Dropt work Thursday [?] night 24 [?] July [?]
bring 8 weeks Wm McAdam began work
friday 12 June

As far as I can learn I was
born 28th Dcr 1758 1759 or 60

and my Wife Euphemia Shelly
born 2 Jan 1765 married at greenock
1 April 1797
Left Wigtown 28 Mar sailed
from Greenock 14th April landed at New
York Sabath 18 [?] June 1797 landed at
Albany 30 June 1797 and all in good
health Left Albany Wensday 20 Sept 1797
arrived at Schenectady the same day

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