Jacob Case Diary, 1837-1860

Title

Jacob Case Diary, 1837-1860

Date Created

September 18, 1837

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Jacob Case Diary Collection

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Diary of Jacob Case Interesting Record of Observations,
Given In Homely Language, Deals With Customs and People
He Knew As He Made Note of Things Nearly Century Ago
By H. forlo M iller/*/ /
Few records of the pioneer days
of this country are of more interest
to historians than those m ost per*
sonal of all records, the diaries of
individuals. In them is found a
wealth of social data which is not
to be obtained from any of the
more impersonal sources, such as
newspapers, im portant though the
latter are in reconstructing the life
of a period.
W estern Ontario is particularly
fortunate in the num ber of diaries
of its pioneers th a t have been pre­
served. W ithin recent years the
diaries of Rev. W illiam Proudfoot,
the pioneer Presbyterian cleric in
London, and of H enry C. R. Becher,
one of London's early lawyers,
have appeared in printed form in
the Papers and Records of the On­
tario H istorical Society. In addition
to these, a num ber of other local
diaries have been copied, through
the efforts of Dr. Edwin Seaborn,
vice-president of the London and
Middlesex H istorical Society. Dr.
Seaborn has distributed these copies
^imong severed provincial libraries
ivnd archives, including the Public
Archives of Canada, a t Ottawa.
One of the latest of D r. Seaborn’s
local “finds” is the diary of Jacob
Case, an early settler in the H am il­
ton district. The original of the
diary is in the possession of Jam es
A. Reed, of Lam beth, and one of
the copies has been presented by
Dr. Seaborn to the library of the
University of W estern Ontario.
The first p art of the Case diary,
covering the period from Sep­
tember. 1837, to January, 1847, is.
in reality, a ledger, while the second
part, M arch, 1851, to February,
1860, is the diary proper. The ledger
is a valuable historical record, by
reason of the inform ation contained
in regard to prices of commodities.
In 1837. for instance, w heat sold at
nine shillings ($1.80) per bushel,
and eight years later the price was
down to $1.
Jacob Case, like m any of our
pioneers, had not been able to avail
himself of the privileges of a thor­
ough education, consequently h is1
grammar and his spelling are fre­
quently at fault. He apparently
was quite aware of this failing, for
a marginal note on a page of the
diary reads: ‘Reder you must not
look at speling. I du it as well as
I can.” Incidentally, this notation
settles, in Jacob Case’s case,
the time-honored question about
diaries: Did the w riter intend
others to read his personal record?
The Case diary is one of those
chatty, informal records that de­
light the heart of the historian
fortunate enough to uncover one.
Jacob got around quite a lot and
attended most of the social func­
tions in his neighborhood. On
March 27, 1851, “Rachel had a
quiltin’—garIs and boys played til
midnight.” That was pretty late,
but on May 24 of the sam e year
"William and David went to
Dundas to pig shave, came home
3 o’clock in the morning.”
A feature of pioneer life was the
annual militia general training day,
when every able-bodied male be­
tween certain specified years a t­
tended for the purpose of going
through the manual of arms, albeit
the “arms” in many cases con­
sisted of broom handles and um ­
brellas. On June 28, then, we find
that our friends, William and
David, were “a t the trainen.”
During this period the old Great
W estern Railroad line was in the
course of being laid, from Hamilton
to London, and Mr. Case from time
to time records having delivered
loads of gravel to the contractor to
be used for ballast.
On August 1, 1851, Mr. Case in­
forms us that he had reached his
61st birthday, and also notes his
method of celebrating his arrival
at an age when most men of our
modern age have retired from
active life: “I worked hard all
day."
Some of the social activities of
the ’50s are touched on in the fol­
lowing extracts from the Case
diary:
“August 4 (1851)—M other and I
went to Galt to see the fire com­
pany work. The Preston ingin was
the best. (Competitions between
rival volunteer fire companies were
an outstanding feature of pioneer
life in W estern Ontario.)
“January 1 (1853)—New Y ear’s
Day. We are all well. Thank God.
This is dun in the morning. We all
tuck dinner on a 14-lb turkey
Carlton gave us. Staid up til half
after one.”
The pioneers were a hardy lot,
as witness this account of a bap­
tism al service held in the late
w inter:
“M arch 6 (1853)—M other and I
to Uncle S m ith’s. W ent to m eetin’
—th e m ost people I ever see. They
w as seven people dipped th a t day.
Cold th a t day.
“A pril 4 (1853)—I and D. Case
w ent to H am ilton to see the Sus­
pension B ridge and o th er w orks of
the rale road.”
T he Q ueen's B irthday (M ay 24)
was, of course, one of the great
days of the y ear: "M ay 24 (1853)—
I to D undas to silib rate th e Queen
—God bless her.”
The tem perance m ovem ent was
becom ing stro n g in th e province
in the m id-fifties an d Mr. Case had
joined the local branch of the Sons
lof Tem perance. F ro m th e follow­
ing cryptic en try in his diary, it
appears th a t he had yielded to
tem ptation: “Ju n e 25 (1853)—I had
a case w ith th e Sons of T em ­
perance. I w in th e suit. I w ill not
vilate the pledge again.”
T he P rovincial E xhibition was
held in H am ilton in 1853: “O ctober
3-4 (1853)—I am going to H am ilton
to P ervinchel Show. T his a fte r­
noon I am going as fa r a s D.
Case's. I am agoing to sta y till
it is over . . . I bought a badge for
5 shillings currency —* H am ilton
1853, M em ber’s B adge — w hich ad ­
m its m e in the Show w hile it lasts.
I saw th e best stock I ever see.
T he plow ing m atch an d the horse
tra d e 1

two popular am usem ents of
the day: “O ctober 21 (1853)—T her
was a plow ing m atch a t m y pi"
I I team s th a t plowed. I w en.
H enry B abock’s an d tu ck suppt.
T his w as th e first plow ing m atch
ever in B everly (Tow nship).
“F eb ru ary 7 (1854) — I trad ed
horses w ith C arlton even—a sorrel
colt for a red rone horse 5 y ear old.
A good young horse. All well.
P olitical loyalties w ere stro n g in
the '50s: “Septem ber 19 (1854)—1
saw the Rev. R obert Spence—he is
agane to offer for P arlem ent. I
prom ised him to du ail I w as able
to du for him . I am proud to w ork
for so good a m an. I tru s t I will
succeed.
“O ctober 15 (1854) — Spence
gained his election by 337 of a m a­
jority. Spence forever fo r m e.”
And finally, a form of en te rta in ­
m ent th a t still retains its old-tim e
popularity: “F eb ru ary 28 (I860)—
I to D. Case’s and to W aterdon.
Saw some m en flte—one m an got
his ear bit off.”
1837
V7ritten
by-
Jaoob Case
S ep t.
18
20
D. C am bell D e t'r
to 170 f t . o f 2 by 3 S can tlo n a t 8/
7 . Coohner
To 210 f e e t of
30 f e e t o f oke a t 1 0 /
0.12.7
0. 3.0
29 D. C am bell Defer.
to 12 p ie c e s 20 f e e t lo n g 2 by 7
to 3 " 34- by 7 20 f t . long
J . D enent Defer. . 1 .1 6 .0
29 to 300 f e e t o f 2 in ch P lan k a t 12/ 1# 0 .0
to 500 " o f ro o fin g
29
30
O ct. 7
H. B enet D e tr. . „ 0
to 600 f e e t o f 1& boards a t 1 2 / 3*x '
M r. Lamby & S o n s., D e tr . . © £
to 224 f e e t o f inch a t 6 / ^ ‘iV o
to 231 " o f S id in g a t 6 /_______________ . 0 ,J-
P. Cochner, D e tr. n 14
to 2 b u sh el of w heat a t 9 / u *
" 10 J , Spenoer, D e tr.
to 114 f e e t o f R ufing a t 4 /
285 " " l£ a t 9 /
44 " oke a t 10/
0 . 4=
*
1. 5*
0. 3.
0-13-7
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THE M g DIARY
1837 #2
O ct.
14
4th
5
13th
16th
17th
17th
18th
19th
20th
The et)A Diary
Geo. Rymal D e tr.
to 800 f e e t of s id in g a t 6 / 2. 8.0
to 200 f e e t of ru fin g a t 4 / 0 . 8.0
- James Smith - D e tr.
to 1100 f e e t of Joioe & R a fte rs a t 7/
- W
in. Binby
to 140 f e e t o f flo o rin g a t 12/
to 44 " o f 2 inoh plank a t 12 /
- Mr. Lamby & Sons
to 500 f e e t of S id in g a t 6 /
to 150 " o f in o h a t 7 /
- James M arkle, D e tr.
to 400 f e e t o f in ch a t 7 /
to 50 " o f S o an tlo n a t 6 /
| B uiiok
52 f e e t o f i i boards a t 8 /
440 " o f S o an tlo n a t 6 /
- George Rymal
to 300 f e e t o f inoh a t 6 /
to 300 " S id in g a t 6 /
to 150 f e e t ru fin g a t 4 /
- J . Spencer, D e tr.
to 53 f e e t o f oke S oantlon a t 10/
to 66 f e e t of inoh oke boards a t 8)
to 200 " o f S oantlon a t 6 /
- John B in k ley D e tr.
to 1508 f e e t of 2 inoh plank a t 12/
- Geo. Rymal D e tr.
to 210 f e e t inch a t &/
to 150 s id in g a t 6 /
3. 17. 0
0. 17. 0
0. 5. 4
1. 10. 0
10. 6
1. 8. 0
0. 3. 0
0. 4 . 2
1 .9 . 0
0. 18. 0
0 . 18. 0
0 . 6. 0
0. 5. 10
0. 5. 4
0. 12. 0
9. 1. 0
0 .1 5 . 0
C/Ltc
1837 The Rswd D iary
Nov.
7 George Rymal D etr.
to 300 f e e t of inch boards a t 7/
7 Mr. B ulick 733 f e e t of R a fte rs a t 6/
7 John Walker 40 f e e t o f basswood a t 16/
24 f e e t of pine inch boards a t 7/
7 John F re d e ric k - 53 f e e t of inoh a t 6/
3 J.B . Em it 2500 f t . of R ufing a t 4/
6 John Cochner
600 f t . of ru f in g a t 4 /
11 ft b u sh el o f wheat a t 8/
9 Mr. B u lick D e tr.
to - 1525 f e e t o f S id in g a t 6/
9 Mr. Doge to 660 f e e t o f S can tlo n a t 6/
600 f e e t o f R ufing a t 4 /
9 F. Cochner to 800 f t . of R ufing
9 M r. Damby - & Sons.
108 f e e t o f in ch
to Sawing sm all lo g a t 4 /
16th Mr. B ulick D e tr.
to 2435 f e e t of in ch a t 7/
to 324 " o f S idintt a t 6/
15th Mr. V alens
131 f e e t of
to 556 fe e t
D etr |
l£ boards a t 12/
o f S id in g a t 6 /
16th Mr. P e te rs -■ 200 f t . of 2 in ch p lanking
16th J . Colman - 900 f t . inoh
16th H. King - 1000 f t . Lath a t 4 /
#3 .
1 . 1. 0
2. 4 . 0
0 . 6. 5
0. 2. 0
0. 3. 2
5. 0. 0
1* 4. 0
0 .1 6 . 0
4 .1 1 . 6
1 .12 . 0
0 .1 4 . 6
0. 4 . 0
9 .1 8 . 5
1 .1 9 . 6
0 . 15. 8
1 .1 3 . 4
1. 4 . 0
4. 1. 0
2. 0. 0
CtL&Z
The EseSfc D iary
1837 #4
Nov.
17 Mr. Damby & Sons 50 f t . Dry inoh 0 . 4. 0
17 H. Wabns 104 f t . of l£ a t 12/ 0 .1 2 . 4
19 Mr. B uliok - 42 f e e t of S id in g a t 6 / 0 . 2. 8
19 Wm. Han - 1®5 f e e t o f oke 1 .0 . 0
21 H. V alens - 720 f t . of S can tlo n a t 6 / 2. 3. 3
21 Mr. B uliok - 493 f t . of S id in g a t 6 / 1 .1 0 . 0
24 Wm. M cKinley - 818 f t . of inoh a t 6 / 2 . 9 . 0
24 Mr. B uliok
to 304 f t . o f s id in g a t 6 /
to 1011 f t . of 2 in ch p lan k a t 1 2 /
to saw ing 2 oke lo g s
6. 1. 4
0 . 8 . 0
27 B. Spenoer - 545 f t . of £ s t u f f a t 6 / 1 .1 9 . 0
22nd H. M ille r - 400 f t . o f la t h a t 4 / 0 .1 6 . 0
Deo.
3 J . Spencer
to th e h a l f o f a l o t of lum ber 5. 7. 4
4
5
Mr. B u lio k
to 150 f e e t o f inoh p lan k a t 12/
to 404 f e e t of 2 inoh p lan k a t 12/
to 156 f e e t o f 2 inoh oke a t 16/
3 . 6 . 6
1. 6. 4
11th L. A sh a lin - 12 f t . o f 2 in ch oke a t 16/ 0 . 2 . 0
12th 800 f t . o f in o h a t 7 /
(Mr, B uliok) 2 .1 6 . 0
13th Mr. B uliok
43 f t . o f 1% B oards a t 12/
76 " o f S o an tlo n a t 6/
0 . 5 . 4
0 . 4 . 6
14th Wm. McKinley
to 7 5 fe e t o f in o h a t 7/
to 74 " o f l'j- boards a t 12/
0 . 5. 9
0 . 9 . 0
1837
CcL^C
The Bwrt D iary #5
Dec.
14th - Mr. John B inkley D e tr.
to 400 f e e t of inoh a t 7/ 1 . 8. 0
to 150 " o f 1^ boards a t 8 / 0 . 12.0
14th - Dr. H am ilton D etr.
to 400 f e e t of R ufing a t 4 / 1 . 12.0
to 400 " " " It
18th - H. Vale ns - 608 f t . o f inoh a t 7/ 2. 2.7
20th - J a s . Duncan - 900 " of la th a t 4 / 1 . 16.0
20th - J . Coleman D e tr.
to 400 f t . inch a t 7/ 0 . 8.0
to 100 " R ufing a t 4 / 0 . 4 .0
to 72 " S oantlon 0 . 4.6
23cL
26
1837
Jan. -
Mr. P e te rs D etr (P aid)
to 153 f e e t of 2 in ch basswood a t 16/ 1. 4.6
Mr. B uliok - 55 f t . o f inch oke a t 4 / 0 . 4 .5 .
R obt. W atts - due me on s e ttle m e n t 6. 4.6
1838
Jan. - S e ttle m e n t made betw een W
m. Shannon
and George Rymal, due (York)
Jan
3d. - Mr. Murry o f Dundas
lum ber to be p aid in a month
20th A nis Carson D e tr.
to 56 f t . of S ean tlo n a t 6 /
to 8 b u sh el o f o a ts a t 3 /
to 2 b u sh el o f wheat a t 4 /
to 400 of hay a t 4 /
to 1 Stead
Peb. Mr. P e te rs D e tr.
13th 169 f e e t of 2 inoh basswood plank
22nd Jo s. Morgan - 600 f t . of R ufing a t 5/
5. 4 . 0
1 .1 8 . 0
0. 3. 4
1. 4. 0
0 .1 6 . 0
0 .1 6 . 0
2. 0. 0
1. 7. 2
0 .1 5 . 0
C&-&e
The Seed D iary
1857_____________________________________________ #6
FebT '
28 Jos eph Morgan D etr.
to 500 f e e t of inch a t 7/ 1 .1 5 .0
27 Mr. ^ e te rs - 263 f t . of basswood
March V
T
m
. McKinley - 125 f e e t of 1-J- a t 12/ 0 .1 5 .0
23
A p ril Mr. ^ e te r s - 100 f t . of basswood 0 .1 6 .0
13
Aug. Due John B inkley (^ork) 7.11.10
10 to be p aid in Lumber.
1841
1842 M
r# IVells D e tr.
Oct. to &
§■ b u sh el of tu rn ip s a t l / 6 (p d .) 0 . 8. 3
17th
17th A. Reeves - 1 lo ad o f wood 0 . 6. 0
19th A. Kerby D e tr.
to Drawing 36 b u sh el o f w heat from
B ra n tfo rd a t 10^ p er b u sh el
20th to 3539 lb . of w heat a t 10^ (p a id ) $10.25
24th ( E . McDonnal D e tr.
( to one load o f wood
(
( to 8 b u sh el of tu rn ip s a t l /6 o


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26 0 .1 2 . 0
27 E.M. Donnal D e tr.
to 1 load o f wood 0. 4 . 0
27 David Shannon, D e tr .
to 20 b u sh el of poto a t 2 / 2. 0. 0
27 John M urray - 25 b u sh el of poto a t 2/ 2 .1 0 . 0
O c t.
27
Morr is Lutz - D e tr.
To drawing b o ile r to Dundas 0 . 8 . 0
Nov.
2nd
Benet F ran k len D e tr.
to 2000 b ric k
to l-j- days work w ith team a t 16/
4 . 0 . 0
1. 4 . 0
1842
The freed Diary
r-7
No t.
Sd John Murry - 400 bricks at
Drawing load o f b rick s
0 . 16. 0
0 . 8. 0
7 John Murray D etr.
to lObushel of turnips at l/ 6 0 . 15. 0
7 Morris lu ts D etr.
to 1100 Brick 2 . 4 . 0
i i Morris Luts - 350 brick a t 4 /
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11 Mr. Bugles D etr.
to 1 /2 bushel corn 0 . 2. 0
21 Doc. M ichel D etr.
to 1 load o f wood 0 . 6. 0
25 Doc. M ichel D etr.
to 1 load of wood a t 6/ 0 . 12. 0
Deo.
1st Joseph Lance D etr.
to 1 load o f wood
Cash
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4
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3d Doc. M ichel - 1 load o f wood a t 4 / 0 . 6 . 0
6th S e ttle d w ith Mary Case (York)
due me. 1 . 5. 0
21 Mr. Smith (T aler) D etr.
to 3 load o f wood 0 . 18. 0
Jen.
3d
Jos. Lance - to Cash 0 . 16. 0
4 Ym. M iller - to cash (York) 40/ 2. 0 . 0
5 £ . HcBonnal
1 load o f wood
Cash
0 . 4 . 0
0 . 16. 0
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The Bewd D iary
3.848 12_
IMF-
Jan.
6 Joseph Lanoe D etr
to Cash 16/ 0 .1 6 .0
Feb. Joseph Lanoe
28 to Load of Straw 0. 6.0
A p ril Joseph Lanoe
6 Cash _ ( y o rk ) $6. 3. 4 ,0
| A. Beeves
Cash fl6, 2. 4 .0
Maroh Mr. Niokorshara D etr.
to C alf sk in 0 . 8.0
Hind q u a rte r of v e a l 0. 7.8
A p ril Joseph Lanoe
15 15£ o f v e a l a t 5d. 0 . 7. 0
Ju ly John oommenoed work (month)
13th
Aug.
14 John tim e out (p a id him $ 1 8 .)
Aug.
31st Wheat th ra sh e d 10.14 bus
S ept. Joseph Lanoe D e tr.
to oash 0, 16,0
to sheep sk in 4 / 0 . 4,0
S ept. David Shannon D etr.
4 37 lb , of flow er 0. 9. 0
to 14 b ushel of wheat a t 4 / 5 ,1 8 . 0
9th Wheat cleaned up, 163 bushel
16th P aid to John E n g leh art fo r work |)4.00
18th John Murray, D e tr,
to load of b rio k 1* 4 .0
to load of sand 0. 8,0
20 Thoe. More D e tr.
to load of hubs 0, 4. 0
1843
C.£L&?
#9
Oot.
End
2nd
24
24
24
Hot.
16th
Deo.
5
9
Joseph Lanoe,
to - cash 16/
D e tr.
D etr.
A. Parm ent
to 200 b ric k
to 4 bushel of tu rn ip s a t 2 /
A. A shline
to 6 b u sh el of tu rn ip s a t 2 /
S e ttle d w ith Mr. Dugles p a id him
up to th is d a te . (Wm. Shannon)
T. M oris
to 2 b u sh el of buokwheat a t 4 /
to b u sh el of peas a t 4 /
E, McDonal D e tr.
to 100 lb s . of B eef a t 4d/
Reeves -Shoemaker D e tr.
92 lb s . o f b e e f a t 3d/
E. McDonal. - 1 load o f wood
to 1 lo ad of wood
0. 16. 0
0. 4 . 0
0. 4. 0
0 . 12. 0
0. 4 . 0
0 . 4. 0
1 .12. 0
1. 2. 6
0. 4 . 0
0. 4 . 0
9 A. Parm ent D e tr.
to 3 b u sh el of poto a t
9 Win. Reeves
to 3 b u sh el of poto a t 3 /
to 414 lb s o f b e e f
0. 9. 6
0 . 9. 0
1. 0. 2
12th Doo. M iohel - load of wood 0. 6. 0
14th Doo. M iohel - load of wood 0. 6 . 0
19th T. Dunkin D e tr.
to lo ad o f (irn ) from Dundas 0. 4. 0
20 John M ury,- lo ad of etraw 0 .1 2 . 0
20 Jo s. Lanoe - cash 0 .1 6 . 0
22nd E. MoDonal D e tr.
to 9 lb . of muten a t 4 / 0. 3. 0
1843
C aiz
The Reed D iary #10
Deo.
22nd
26
29
1844
8
10
27
Feb.
9th
10th
8th
March
2nd
11th
Feb.
14
Maroh
9th
T. M orris D etr.
12£ lb . muten a t 5 /
E ; McDonal D etr.
1 load o f wood
W
m. Reeves (shoemaker) D etr.
to oash 4 /
C. MoDonal - 1 load o f wood •
Mr. McKinley
305 f e e t o f s t u f f a t 8 /
305 " o f lumber a t 6 /
W
m. MoKinley
to 264 f e e t o f lumber a t 8 /
to 125 f e e t o f "
W
m. R eeves
to 1-J- b u sh el of poto a t 3 /
12 heads o f oabeg
W
m. Reeves
60 lb . of flo w er
C. McDonal to 1 load o f wood
David Shannon D e tr .
to 5 b u sh el of wheat a t 8 / . (york)
Joseph Lance - cash 1 6 /
John Mury - 1 load o f straw
W
m
. Reeves - 1 b u sh el o f tu rn ip s
3 " o f poto
Andrew Jones - cash for tax (York)
0 . 5. 0
0 . 4. 0
0 . 4 . 0
0 . 4 . 0
1 . 8. 0
1 . 1 . 0
1 . 8. 0
0 . 7. 6
0 . 4 . 6
0 . 3 . 0
0 . 13 .0
0 . 4 . 0
2 . 0 . 0
0 . 16 . 0
0 . 16 . 0
0 . 2. 0
9 . 0
1 . 0 . 10
oash - 8/ 0 8. 0
Jan.
4th
6
Cax<
1044 The D iary #11
March”
18th - Joseph Lanoe D etr.
to h a lf tun of hay 1 . 12.0
21 - C. MoDonal D etr.
to 2 load of wood 0. 4 .0
28 - Jos. lanoe to 616 f e e t s id in g 1. 17.0
26 - Dr. H am ilton D e tr.
to h a lf tun of hay (York) 1. 12.0
26 - Jo s. Lanoe - 139 f t . of sid in g a t 6/ 0. 8 .3
26 - Mr. Smith ( ta le r ) D e tr.
to 17 lb . of v e a l a t 4 / 0 . 5.8
26 - Nickersham & W illiam sD e tr.
to o a lf sk in 0 . 6.0
26 - A. Reeves
4 b u sh el o f poto a t 3 / 0 .1 2 . 0
A p ril - C. MoDonal D e tr.
to 1 lo ad of wood 0 . 4 . 0
3d - J a s . L ite fo o t p aid me $5. on h is note
5th - E . MoDonal D e tr.
2 load of wood a t 4/
10th
11th
2nd
Maroh
18th
J . Spencer
200 f e e t of 2 in ch plank
W
m. McKinley - 585 inch boards a t 6/
Doc. H am ilton. D e tr.
to h a lf tu n of hay
James Smith ( ta le r )
to oash 32/ y o r k ....
0 . 8 . 0
1. 0. 0
1 .1 2 . 3
1 . 1 2 .0
D etr
1. 12.0
Cas?
1844 The Seed D iary #12.
May
5th Thos. M oris
to cash 40 /
D e tr.
_ ( york) 2. 0. 0
5th John Murry
to Cash 40/
D e tr.
2. 0. 0
13th Joseph Lance
Cash - 32/ 1 .1 2 . 0
13th W
m. McKinley
to oash
D e tr.
o
.
o
.
14th F. MoRoy
to 17^ lb . of v e a l a t 5
o


o
23d F. MoRoy
24 lb . of flo w er
40 lb . of flow er
25th David Shannon - cash 4 2 / (york) 2. 2. 0
June
4th F. M cllroy D e tr.
to oash 24 / 1. 4 . 0
2 lo a d of wood a t 5 0 .1 0 . 0
15th L. Shannon D e tr.
to 1 load of wood
to draw ing boards 0 . 5. 0
to 1 b u sh el of corn ( p d .) 0 .1 6 . 0
21st David Shannon - old wagon o
.
o

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24th F. M cllroy
to 1 lo ad of wood a t 5/ 0. 5. 0
to h o lin g plank 16/ f o r Huffman 0 .1 6 . 0
24th John S k elley
0. 5. 0
load of wood
to oash 4 / 0. 4. 0
July R obert G laelto n D etr.
3d 3 lo ad of wood a t 0.13. 6
CcUtK-
The Reod D iary
1044 #13
Ju ly
16th F. M ollroy
to 1 load of wood
D e tr.
0 . 5. 0
26th 1 . Shannon - lo ad o f wood 0. 5. 0
27th P. M ollroy
13J- l b . m utt In a t 6 / 0 . 6. 9
Aug.
2nd P . M ollroy D e tr.
to 1 s e t one h o rse h a rn is (York)
to 1 bay mare
to 1 d u b il w aggin
6. 8. 0
16. 0 . 0
16. 0 . 0
4 th Sandy G rant
1 lo ad o f wood 0 . 4 . 0
2nd P. M ollroy
to 1 woodwork of waggon (York) 4 . 0 . 0
17th P . M ollroy
Sheaves of o a ts (62)
20th 1 . Shannon
to 1 lo a d o f wood 0 . 5. 0
24th R obt. H a zelto n D e tr.
1 lo a d o f wood 0 . 4. 0
31 Mr. S a lu rd s D e tr.
2 lo a d of wood a t 4 / (to h is man) 0. 8. 0
S ep t.
3d
P . M ollroy
one days team ing 1 . 0 . 0
4 th P . M ollroy
l / 2 days work w ith a team 0 .1 0 . 0
5th John S k ile y D e tr.
to 1 lo a d o f wood 0 . 4. 0
14th P. M ollroy
1 lo ad o f lum ber 0 .1 2 . 0
19th Mr. S alu rd s D e tr .
to 6 'bushel of o a ts a t 2/ 0 .12 . 0
1844
C ase
The Reed D iary #14
Sept^
24th Mr. G. le v e n s D e tr.
to 2 lo ad s o f wood a t 4 /
25th S. G rant D etr.
to 1 b u sh el of P ease a t 4 /
26th S. Shannon D e tr.
to 4 b u sh el of P ease a t 4 /
26th L. Shannon D e tr.
to 1 lo a d o f wood a t 5 /
27th M oris L uts D etr
to 1 lo a d o f wood a t 5/
O ot. R o b t. G la sto n D e tr.
1 s t to 1 lo ad o f wood a t 4 /
1 s t John S k aley D e tr.
to 1 lo a d o f wood a t 4 /
1 st F . M cllro y , D e tr.
to 100 lb . of flo w er
0. 8. 0
0 . 4 . 0
0 .1 6 . 0
0 . 5. 0
0 . 5. 0
0 . 4. 0
0. 4 . 0
0 .1 6 . 0
4th M oris L u ts D e tr .
to 2 pound o f b u tte r a t 1 /
to 5 b u sh el o f p o ta to e s a t 2 /
5th to 23 l b . of v e a l a t 5
0. 2. 0
0.10. 0
0 . 9. 0
11th Mr. S alu rd s D e tr .
to 1 lo a d o f wood f o r Sm ith 0. 4. 0
11th P . Huffman D e tr.
to 23 lb . o f v e a l a t 5 0 . 9. 0
11th One o a lf sk in to Mr. S alu rd
to be tanned on sh a re s (P aid)
14th John S k eley D e tr.
to Cash 11/ 0 . 11.0
16th R. H astlo n D e tr.
to 1 lo a d of wood 0 . 4 , 0
9th F. L o el, 1 lo ad o f wood 0 . 4 . 0
19th 3 lo ad of wood 0 .1 2 , 0
20th Mr. S alu rd s D e tr.
to 1 lo ad of wood 0 . 4 . 0
The Read D iary
1844 ________________________________________________________ #15
Oot.
20th For Howard - 1 lo ad of wood 0. 4 . 0
23d lev en s - to a load o f wood 0. 4. 0
24th D. S ig le r D e tr.
to ^ a /2 bushel of buckwheat (3J-) b u s. 0 .1 0 . 0
25th D. Cofman D e tr.
to 1 lo ad of wood 0. 4 . 0
26 B. Spencer D e tr.
to Cash $60. (P aid) 15. 0 . 0
30th F. lo a l - to one load o f wood 0 .4 . 0
30th Mr. Sw arthose - 1 lo ad o f wood 0 .4 . 0
30th Isa a c Burgy to 1 lo ad o f wood 0 .4 , 0
Nov. R. H a se lto n - 1 lo ad of wood 0 .4 . 0
1 st
1 st Mr. Cofman to 1 lo ad o f wood 0. 4 .0
5th M r. le v e n s - 1 lo ad o f wood 0 . 4 .0
6 th John Smart - 1 lo ad o f wood ‘ 0. 4 .6
6th John Dick - 1 load of wood 0. 4 .6
7th Mr. S alu rd - lo a d of wood fo r Frenchmen 0. 4 .6
8th Dutch man 1 lo ad of wood 0 . 4 . 6
11th F. L oals B rough-in-law - 1 lo ad 0. 4 .6
7th Sandy G rant - 2 b u sh el of peas a t 4 / 0. 8.0
13th F. Loal - 1 lo ad of wood 0 . 4 .0
13th Mr. Sworthose to 1 lo ad o f wood 0«
16th Mr. S alu rd s - 1 lo ad fo r Frenohmen 0“
16th John Dick - 1 load of wood
18th Mr. L oals - b ro th e r in law- 1 load of wood 0 . 4.0
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The Rwwd D iary
1644 #16
D ee.
1 st J . S a ly e rs - 1 load of wood fo r Frenchman 0 . 4 . 6
l e t 8 . Burgy - lo ad o f wood 0 .4 . 6
l e t P, lo a l load of wood 0 .4 . 0
l e t R. H aselton 2 load o f wood 0 .9 . 0
2nd Mori a Lute 1 load o f wood
by H, Rud 0 .6 . 0
2nd P. Hufrnan to 1 load o f wood 0 .5 . 0
3d P . Hufrnan to 1 load of wood 0 .6 . 0
6th John Smart - cash 4 / 0 .4 . 0
7th F. Xoal 1 lo ad o f wood 0 .4 . 0
7th G. Hokens to oash 4 0 / 2 .0 . 0
7th Andrew Jones to cash 2 / 0 .2 . 0
7th G. Hoekens
to 1 p aer of
12 to 1 fo r
shues
tobaooo
0 .1 2 .0
0 . 1 .0
7th Andrew Jones
to 1 p a ir of b u ts a t 24 York 1 . 4 .0
7th Mr. Cofman to 1 lo ad o f wood 0 . 4 .6
9th U r. Smith to 1 load o f wood 0 .4 . 6
9th J . S a ly e rs - 1 lo ad of wood fo r Prenchmen 0 .4 . 6
10th R. Skeley to 1 lo ad o f wood 0 .4 . 0
10th Ur. P e te rs , to 19 lb . o f Pork 0 .6 . 0
11th F. Loal to :
3 loads of wood 0 .1 2 .0
12th John Smart to Gash fo r az sharp 0 . 1.0
12th P. Hufrnan to 1 lo ad of wood 0. 6.0
12th 1 load of wood so ld fo r cash 0 . 7.0
12th G. G lendening to cash 24/
to 1 load of wood
0. 0.0
0 . 6.0
ie>44
pee*
12th
12;th
12th
14 th
14 th
lfeth
Ifctr.
l& tk
gOth
g is t
22d
22d
g4th
24th
24th
28th
26th
20th
20th
20th
Ca s <
Trjn I>iar7
John Sm art to 1 load o f wood fo r T ina adth
John S keley to 6 b u sh el o f buocWheat
8 . K a se lto n 2 lo ad o f wood
U r, O lendenim ; 1 lo a d o f wood
U r, P e te r to 1 lo&d o f wood
1Z l b , o f flo w e r a t
U r, g& lyers fo r F renchaen - lo ad of wood
E l, Cuton to 1 lo a d o f wood
B, K eley to 1 lo&d o f wood
Jn o , S k eley to 1 lo&d o f wood
U o ris L u ts to 1 lo&d o f wood fo r Hod
E l, Cuton - 1 lo a d o f wood
0 , Hockens
to c&sh 4 2 / York
to 1 p a r o f sio&l shoes 7 /
to menden b u ts 7 /
John Sm art
to 22 l b , o f buckw ehat flo w e r a t 2
to l l £ l b , pork a t 5 /
to 11 Pork fo r P e te r
P e te r to Cash 2 2 / York
to o rd e r on K e sh le r
7 , L oal to 1 lo ad o f wood
vavid Shannon to 6^ b u sh el wheat (P aid)
0 , ^len d e n ln 1 load of wood
ffoehmaher 1 load of wood (P aid)
U r, Smith 1 load of wood
E l, C ation - 1 load of wood
#17
0*4, 0
2,0, 0
0 ,9 , 0
0 ,5 , 0
0 ,4 . 0
0 ,2 , 8
0 ,4 , 6
0 ,4 , 6
0 .4 . 6
0 ,4 . £
0 .5 . 0
0 .4 , 6
5,2* 0
0 .7 . 0
0 .7 . 0
4 .5 . 0
4 .5 , 0
4 .0 . 0
1 .0 . 0
0 .4 . 6
0 ,5 . 0
0.5. 0
0 .4 . 6
0 .4 . 6
1344
Cn *<
The He«4 D iary
#18
Deo.
30th F. Loal 2 loads of wood 0. 8 . 0
30th Franoh man - 1 load o f wood 0. 4, 6
30th Mr* Oaoe
to 62 lh* of buckwheat flow er 1. 4. 6
30th S a lt - of Mr. S ay lere 34 lb .
SlBt F* Burgy to 1 lo ad o f wood 0 . 4 . 6
31st J* Burgy to 1 load o f wood 0. 4 . 6
1846
Jain
2nd 1 lo ad of wood so ld Cash 0 . 6. 0
2nd Mr. Sworthoso 1 load of wood 0. 4 . 6
2nd Mr. Murfa 1 load of wood 0. 4 . 6
2nd M ori8 L uts to 6 b u sh e l of poto 0 .1 0 . 0
Sd Mr. Smith
to 1 load of
to 4 bushel
wood
of buokwheat
0. 4. 6
0 .1 6 . 0
4th Mr. Case. 1 load of wood 0 . 4. 6
6th H. Hunloton 1 load of wood 0 . 4 . 6
6th 0 . d e n n in g 1 load o f wood 0 . 5. 0
7th F. Lowell 1 load o f wood 0 . 4 . 6
7th E l. Outton 1 load of wood 0 . 4 . 6
8th John Smart to oash <$2.
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9th H. Hockens
to 1 peas of
to oash
o o tto n York
$4. 0 . 0
3. 6. 4
6th S e ttle d w ithi K. H aselton due him $7. £• 6
9th John Smart 1 load of wood fo r son 0. 4 . 6
10th French P eter1 1 loud of wood 0. 9. 0
10th R, Hanoiton load of stro y 0 . 4. 0
1845
£ a IK
The l i e # D iary
#19
Jan
10th L. Levans to 2 load of wood 0 . 9. 0
11th H a lf day work fo r L. Shannon 10/ (Paid)
15th Cord wood so ld fo r cash 9 /
13th D. S ig le r 5 bushel of buokwheat 1. 0. 0
14th John Skely to 20 lb . pork a t 6 / 0 .1 0 . 0
14th R. H aselto n to oash 12/ $1. 4 . 0
15th Mr. Case 1 load of wood 0 .4 . 6
16 th Mr. Buddrow 1 load of wood (P d.)
o f G a lt.
0 .5 . 0
16th French man to 1 lo ad of wood 0 .4 . 6
18th 0 . G lenning to 6 b u sh el of poto
to 1 load of wood
0 .1 2 ,0
0 . 5.0
20th John Skeley to 1 load of wood (G a lt.) 0 . 5.0
21 R, H aselto n 3 sm all lo ad o f straw 0 .1 2 .0
22nd R. H aselto n 1 oord of wood 0 . 9.0
22nd Mr. Sw orthose to a sm all lo ad straw 0 . 2 .0
23d P e te r Cuper 1 load o f wood 0 . 8.0
23d 1 . Wick 3/4 o f oord of wood 0 . 6.6
24th John Burgy to 1 oord of wood
4 bushel of buokwheat a t 4 /
0 . 9 .0
$2. 0 .0
24th R. H aselton
to a Buflow Skin §4. 4 .0
25th to 1290 lb , of hay a t $>8. per ton
27th E l. C utton 1 Cord of wood 0. 9 .0
27th R. H aselton - oord of wood
1 B rid el b i t
1 s h illin g fo r waing hay
1. 5.8
0 . 4.0
0. 1.0
1645
CaAt
The - ij _t D iary
Jan.
28th Isaac Decker to 10 bushel buckwheat 35. 0 .0
29 th 6 . G lennlug to 3 /4 cord o f wood 0 . 7 .6
Feb.
1 st
John S keley 1 cord o f wood (G alt) 0 .1 0 .0
3d Mr. Shannon 1 days work w ith team # 2 .
3d Mr. debater 1 cord (Paid) 1 .
8th •Mr. S k eley Cash # 1 . * 1 .
13th Isaac -burgy 1 G rindstone -?1. 3 .0
13th Isaac S alerd s 1 grin dstone $ 2 . 6 .6
13th Mr. Case 2 bushel o f buckwehat
to 103 lb . buckwHeat flow er
1 . 0 .0
3 2 . 4 .4
13th Mr. Jacob Latshaw 52 lb . o f
buckwheat flow er 1* 2*5*
13th 2 1 . Cuton 1 load o f wood 0 . 4 .6
14th 5 . H aselton tak ing fam ley to Yonge 1 .0 . 0
15th Andrew Jones
to Cash
to 3£ lb . o f s a lt 0 .4 . 0
1 .0 . 0
17th French Cuper 1 /2 cord wood 0 .4 . 0
17th Mr. Handerson Balnce on wheat # 1 .2 . 6
17th M oris Luts 6 b ush el o f poto 1 .4 . 0
18th G. Cleaning to l / 2 cord of wood 0 .5 . 0
19th L. Vick to 1 load o f wood 0 .4 . 6
19th H. H aselton 3 load o f wood # 1 .5 . 6
19th Ur. Case 2 cord o f wood 2 .2 . 0
19th Ur. Bodrov 1 card of wood 1 .2 . 0
25th B. H aselton 5g bushel o f oats a t 4 / 1 .3 . 0
27th Paid P eter Ooonal *1.30 the f a l l of
h ie work
1845
Cols?
The R»g4 D iary
J £ 1
Liarah
4th R. H aselton 50 sheaves of oats 2 .0 .0
Feb.
28th . Andrew Jonea1 to Cash 3 .0 .0
Maroh
6th S. Hufraan to 1 p a ir of shues 2 .4 .0
4th S. Huffman to menden b u ts 0 .7 .0
8th E l. C utton l / 2 oord wood 0 .4 .6
20th Mr. Smith 1 oord of wood 1 .1 .0
20th Mr. Murfe l / 2 oord " 0 .4 .6
20th S. G rant to1 2 b u sh el o f peas a t 4 / 0 .8 .0
26th S. Hufman to 8 yards o f s tr ip e d
c o tto n a t l / 4 york
7 yards of w hite s h u rtin g a t l / 8
. . . on k nives 2/
1 .2.4,
1 .1 .4
0 .2 .0
27th John S keley to l / 2 oord wood G a lt. 0 .5 .0
27th John S keley to L eth er a t S ay lers 6 .0 .0
27th Mr. Budrow to l / 2 cord wood 0 .5 .0
28th R. H aselton to l / 2 oord wood
to tak en you and fam ley to Guelph
0 .4 .6
3 .0 .0
Jan
1 st
March
28th
1 . Shannon due me on setlem en t
Cr. by a pound of tee
Cr. by R aflen fo r Huftnan
7 .3 .0
0 .6 .0
6 .0 .0
28th David Shannon D e tr.
to oash paid to H. Shannon 3 .0 .0
April
7th John Skeley to l/2 oord of wood 0 .4 .6
9th R. H aselton l /2 oord wood 0 .4 .6
9th Wooh maker " " " (Pd) 0 .5 .0
12th John Burge to l/2 oord wood 0 .4 .6
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The D iary
1845 #22
A pril
11th Cr* to John Shannon fo r f an order on
T. Colman fo r p la s te r 2. 5. 6
11th John Shannon to a ox ohane
to 1 bushel of wheat
6m 0
1. 0. 0
12th E l. Cuton l /2 oord wood 0. 4. 6
15th David Shannon
12$- bushel wheat 9. 3. 0
16th N. Hufman 4 bushel o f wheat (york) 4. 0 . 0
15th M oris L uts 53 lb . of old ire n a t 2tf. 1. 0 6
25th John Burge 1 rak e 1/ 0.12.-$
50th R, H aselton load of bords from Hears 2. 0. 0
May
1 st
N, Hufman to Cash tf2. $2. 0 0
3d H. Hufman cash §5. 0 0
5th N, Hufman 1 Yoke of S te a rs 50. 0 0
8th E l. C utton - l / 2 oord wood 0. 4 . 6
8th Mr. Smith " " " 0. 4. 6
24th R. H aselton 18 P o sts a t 10^ 2. 0. 0
25th R, H aselton l /2 oord wood 0 . 4 . 6
27th Mr. Longing to 10 bushel Poto $2. 0 0
27th Due Mr. Uarnbe fo r lumber §1. 6 9
30th Lumber from Jaoob S, 4308 f t .
30th Due to D, S ig le r fo r weaver ^10.25
June
1 st
P. Hufman to 2 bushel of Poto 0. 3. 2
6th Jaoob Hufer to 18 lb s. of wool § 6. 6 0
12th R. H aselton to Cash 5. 0. 0
1846
June
19th
July
2nd
3d
9th
9th
14th
14th
20th
14th
25th
Received from Jacob Shannon ;4.00
Due fo r a pump
R. H aselton to goen to G alt fo r Sash
John Burge to 1 cord of wood
Ur. Longdin to l&fc lb . v eal
to 3/4 oord of wood
U oris Lute 17 lb . of v ea l
L. Wood
to 14 tobacco a t 2 / p r . Found,
to 2 bed . . . . a t 2/ 9
to mending ehues 6/
to 1 /2 lb . tobacco a t U lse Smith
1 C alf Skin l e f t a t Mr. S ayler
to be tanned on sh ears
26th L, Wood to Cash 4 /
11th U oris Luts - l/fc oord wood
12th Ur. Longen to of buter at 1/
13th 21 Cutton to l / 2 oord wood
Lug. Ur. Sworthose Detr.
21st to Moving him to G alt.
Sept. R. Haselton to taken a wagon to the
3d Eurin tract 2 Days
0 . 4 . 0
0. 6. 0
0 . 4 . 3
0 . 4 . 6
1 . 4 . 0
4. 0 . 0
3d E. Haselton - l/2 oord wood 0 . 4.
The '*mm6 D iary
19th
Ur. U arfe to l/2 cord wood
L. Wood
to 1 p a ir of Bhttoa
to 1 peer o f s lip s
-fgg
0. 4. 6
*2. Z 0
*1. 4 0
10. 0 . 0
1. 0. 0
1. 1. 0
0. 7. 0
0 . 7. 6
0. 6.10
0 . 2. 0
0. 6. 6
0. 6. 0
0. 0.10
Cast;
The D ia ry
1845 #24
S ep t.
16th Mr. Shed a molden a t f is h e r s
to one lo ad of wood
to M oris L uts 0 . 6 . 0
26th 0 . Sow rthose to l / 2 oord of wood 0 . 5. 0
30th R. H a se lto n to l / 2 oord wood
1 to Joen f o r lo a d f o r b lack sm ith
0 . 5. 0
0 . 2. 0
Oot.
1 st R. H a se lto n 2J- oord wood $3. 1 0
2nd. R. H a se lto n 2 2 co rd o f wood
to 2 lo a d o f brand from E rbs M ills
§ 2.4 0
0 .4 . 0
3d 0 . Sw orthose to l / 2 co rd o f wood 0 .5 . 0
3d Mr. Mose S c rip to lo a d of wood 0 .6 . 0
17th Mr. Buddrow to l / 2 cord of wood (t a l e r ) 0 .6 . 0
25th 0 . Sw orthose to l / 2 co rd wood
200 l b . o f flo w e r a t § 2 .5 0 p e r 100
0 .5 . 0
5 .0 . 0
29 th Mr. Buddrow - b u o h er- to 1-J- co rd wood 2 .2 . 0
Nov.
3d
Mr. Cloment to l / 2 oord of wood 0 .4 . 6
3d P e t ’r Cuper to l / 2 co rd wood 0 .4 . 6
5th Mr. Sm ith l / 2 oord wood 0 .4 . 6
1 1th Mr. S a le rd s - 43 l b s . o f Pork a t 6 / 2 .1 . 6
18th F i r s t Due th e 22 F e b ru a ry Bank
1846
25th Mr. F o s te r - l / 2 oord wood (Pd) 0 .6 . 0
28th Mr. F o s te r 0 .6 . 0
89th Wm. Moor to 3 /4 oord o f wood 0 .7 . 6
Deo.
1 to . one load of wood (p aid ) 0 .7 . 0
1845
C/LS4
The Reed.- D iary
#25
Deo.
2nd I . H esper to 3 load of wood 1* 5. 6
2nd P e te r Cuper to l /2 cord of wood 0 . 4. 6
6th Mr. Sm ith to l / 2 oord wood 0. 4 . 6
6th Woohmaker to l /2 oord wood 0. 4. 6
6th Mr. Brown to 1 cord of wood 1 . 0 . 0
8th Mr. F o ste r l / 3 cord pigwood 1. 0 . 0
9th P e te r B osele to l /2 cord wood 0. 4. 6
9th P e te r B aldic l / 2 " " 0. 4. 6
16th Mr. Smith to l / 2 cord wood 0 . 4 . 6
16th J , S y le rd s fo r Tom th e ta n e r l/2 cord 0. 4. 6
17 th To h a lf cord wood Cash 0. 5. 0
18th Mr. F o s te r h a lf cord wood 0. 4. 9
20th Mr. Burgy fo r E. i/its o t l /2 cord wood 0. 4 . 6
23d P e te r B ald ic to l / 2 cord wood 0. 4 . 6
27th E. W ithsel l / 2 oord wood 0. 4 . 6
29th 1 . lev en s to l / 2 cord fo r S ad ler 0. 4 . 6
1846
Jan.
3d P e t 'r B aldick to l /2 cord wood 0. 4. 6
6th Mr. Brown | " 0. 4 . 6
7th Mr. Spearon to 3 load of wood 1. 5. 6
7th Isaac Burgy to l /2 cord to shop 0. 4. 6
8th Mr. Reaoe to 1 cord of wood 1. 1. 0
8th Mr. F o ste r to l / 2 oord wood peg 1. 0 0
8th Thos. Riohmond l /2 oord wood 0. 4. 6
9th P e te r Boeel 1-2 oord wood 0. 4. 6
1846
CoS?
The Diary #26
Jan.
G. Rose to l / 2 cord w*ood
9th 0. 4 . 6
9th John Thompson 19 lb . of Pork a t 7/ 1. 3. 0
10th Mr. Brown
100 lb . of flo w er 3. 0. 0
l /2 cord wood 0. 4. 6
11th Isa ac S aly erd to oash b alen s on o ats 2. 5. 0
11th David Whitman
to cash P aid th e 15 Bee. 1645 $5. 0 0
Jan . 12 to cash $10 on a n o te a g a in s t me 10. 0 0
15th Mr. S. Sm ith to 3 co rd s of wood a t 9 / 3. 3. 0
16th 1 . Levens to 4 cord of wood a t 9 / 4 . 4. 0
17th P. P o s te r to l / 2 co rd of pigwood 1 . 0 . 0
17th one lo ad o f wood fo r cash 0 . 4. 6
19th Mr. Sperim to l /2 cord fo r woman 0 . 4. 6
to 63 lb . o f flo w er a t $3. 1. 7. 9
22nd John Bnrgy to l /2 cord o f wood 0 . 4 . 6
231 E. W itsol to l / 2 co rd wood 0 . 4 . 6
23d Isa ac Burgy to cord of wood 0 . 4 . 6
231 Thos. R itohm an to 1 cord 1 . 1. 0
231 Weaver in P re sto n 2 cord 2. 2 . 0
24th Mr. Smith to 18 lb s . v e a l a t 4 ^ 0 . 6. 0
26th P, P o ste r to 2 cord of Pegwood a t $ 2.
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27th George Rose to 1 cord of wood 1. 1 . 0
27th P e te r B osle to 1 cord of wood 1. 1 . 0
19th Mr. Brown to 1 lo ad of straw 1. 0 . 0
Feb.
5th Isa ac Grove to a cord of wood a t 10/ Pd. 2. 4 . 0
1846
fe b T
3d
6th
12th
12 th
12th
17th
19th
17th
19th
23d
Feb.
24
24
27th
27th
Mar.
2nd
2nd
3d
4th
5th
5th
10 th
The Reed Diary
A wagon so ld to Chas. Lam for $90.
in lumber Jacob to be pay master
Mr. Brown to 1 oord of wood
L. le v e n s to l / 2 cord for strong
■ochmaker to l / 2 cord
C overled Weaver 1 cord
Mr. Rese to 1 cord of wood
for schoolhouse
P eter B aldick to l / 2 cord wood
Due to John Shannon on setlem en t $65.
E. W ilsol to l / 2 cord of wood
Mr. Rese l / 2 cord o f wood
L. Lewens to l / 2 oord wood
Mr. Brown l / 2 cord wood
100 lb s . o f flow er
P eter B osele to l / 2 cord wood
Mr. Saylerd s Duch Shumaker l / 2 cord
P eter B aldick l / 2 cord wood
L. lev en s fo r Strong l / 2 cord
Cover le d Weaver to 2 cord of wood
Mr. Reese to 1 cord fo r s e l f
Mr. Strong fo r L. Levens l / 2 cord
Mr. Smith to 1 oord of wood
Mr. Brown to a load of straw
Mr. Sperem to 3 lb . of hogs fa t at 9 /
#27
1 . 1 . 0
0 . 4 . 6
0 . 4 . 6
1 . 1 . 0
1 . 1. 0
0 . 4 . 6
0 . 4 . 6
0 . 4 . 6
0 . 4 . 6
0 . 4 . 6
3 . 0 . 0
0 . 4 . 6
0 . 4 . 6
0 . 4 . 6
0 . 4 . 6
2. 2. 0
1. 1. 0
0 . 4 . 6
1. 1. 0
1. 0. 0
0.
12th 2. 3
1846
C o * *
The Read. Diary
#28
"April
End E. W itsel to 1-2 cord wood 0. 4. 6
2nd Mr. Strong " " " 0. 4. 6
3d E. W itael " " " 0. 4 . 6
3d John Sperem to 3 lb . of fa t at 10^ 0. 2. 5
F. Lowel 1 oord o f wood 1 .1 2 . 0
7th David Shannon to cash a t h is house 4. 0. 0
14th Jacob Hewen to 1-2 oord wood 0. 4. 6
16th F. Lowel to 1-2 oord wood 0. 4. 6
23d Dutch Shumaker to 1-2 oord wood 0. 4. 6
25th Mr. MoMillen to 1 oord o f wood 1. 1 . 0
May
4th
A. Strong 1-2 cord 0. 4 . 6
4th Geo. B olgeg Shumaker 1-2 cord 0. 4. 6
12th S e ttle d w ith Mr. S m ith ... taner
Thos. Ritohman
Geo. B o lsle y and A. Sgrong 6 .5 .1 0
Isaac Burgy, Mr. Case and E. W itsel
& Jacob Hewen a l l to amount #31.27
23d Isaac Burgy to 1-2 cord wood 0. 4 . 6
29th Mr. Strong 1-2 cord wood 0 . 4, 6
29th Jno. S keley 1-2 cord wood 0 . 4 . 6
June
4th
Mr. Strong 1-2 oord wood
Mr. Brown 1-2 oord wood
0 . 4. 6
0 . 4 . 6
9th
1 oord wood fo r cash ..........
Henry Haga
to 1 sow and seven p igs $7. 0 0
11th Mr. F oster to 1 oord of peg wood 1. 4 . (
1846 The D ia ry #29
June
13th 1 cord wood f o r cash 9 /
15th
17th
Mr. P o s te r to l / 2 cord
1 -2 cord 1 . 4. 0
18th Jacob Hewen - 1 cord wood
H

H
.
O
20th P o s te r 1 -2 co rd wood 0 . 6. 0
23d Two co rd 8 old fo r cash 18/
24th Geo. B o lsle y to 1 cord o f wood 1 . 1 . 0
27th Mr. S tro n g 1 -2 co rd wood 0 . 4. 6
Ju ly Mr. P o s te r 1-2 co rd wood 0 . 4 . 6
3d
8th Coven le d w eaver 1 co rd o f wood 1 . 1 . 0
8th John S k eley 1-2 co rd wood 0 . 4 . 6
9th Coven le d w eaver to l £ cord wood a t 9 / 1 . 5 . 6
23 R. H a se lto n 1 -2 co rd wood 0 . 4 . 6
25th Mr. Sm ith to 17 lb s v e a l 0 . 6 . 6
25th Mr. S a ly e rd s 18 lb s v e a l 0 . 6 . 7
A C a lf s k in l e f t a t S a ly e rd s
w eighed 9 lb s •
28th A n o te g iv e n to F , M cllro y fo r £4.
due in n in e monce a f t e r d a te
Aug.
22nd Mr. S tro n g 1-2 co rd wood
0 . 4 . 6
23d Jacob Hewen 1-2 co rd wood 0 . 4. 6
Sept.
5th
11th
R. H a se lto n 1-2 oord wood
P. M ollroy 30 sheaves o f o ats
0 . 4 . 6
0 . 6 . 0
26th One load of wood fo r c a s h ... 4/6
*V*c
The Head Dlar y
1646 #30
Sept.
29 th Jacob Hewen to 1 load o f wood 0 . 4 .6
29th Thomas E le t 1 load o f wood 0 . 4 .6
30th John S k eley 1 load of wood 0 . 4 .6
pot.
3d
Mr. Smith to 1-2 oord wood
R obt. Kay 1 -2 oord wood
0. 4 .6
0 . 4 .6
10th W
m. More 1-2 oord wood 0 . 4 .6
13th Mr. Brown 4 b u sh el o f pease 5 / 2. 4 .0
21 1-2 oord wood oash 4 -6
21 Mr. Rese 1-2 oord wood 0 . 4 .6
22nd Jno. Burge 1-2 oord wood 0 . 4 .6
24th E. M irs M ill R ite 17fc lb . Pork a t 6 / 1 . 0.9
24th To one oow £6 24. 0 .0
24th C harles Lam to 19 lb . of pork
R eceived the above In oash 1. 1.6
29th Jacob Hufer 1 -2 oord wood 0 . 4 .6
Nov.
1 st
l e t
Mr. Rose to 1-2 oord wood
H. I-Iaga to 1 bunoh o f sh in g le s
0 . 4 .6
1. 0 .0
2nd Isaao Saylerd 1-2 oord for Spenoer
Sadler 0 . 4 .6
4th George B o lsle y 1-2 oord wood 0 . 4 .6
4th Isaao Saylerd for tanor 1 oord
1-2 oord fo r tannery
1. 1 .0
0 . 4 ,6
6th 1-2 oord fo r tanner Saylerd 0 . 4 .6
10 th T. E le t 1 oord o f wood 1. 1 .0
10th Mr. Gorman 1-2 oord wood 0 . 4.6
1846
C a -if
The Diary
#31
NOV,
10 th F. S alyerd s to ca sh $ 2 .
11th French Shuemaker to 1-2 cord wood 0 . 4 . 6
11th Jacob Hewen 1 -2 cord wood 0 . 4. 6
16th R ob t. Kay to 1-2 oord wood 0. 6. 0
16th P eter B o sel to 1-2 cord wood 0 . 4. 6
16th
10th
J a s, MoCrelland to W
m
,
Paid to Mr, D in tre
P aid your s e l f in cash a t
d iffe r e n t
November to cash $ 1,
Shannon
tim es
0. 5. 0
0, 7. 0
1.
12th to cash 2 / 0 . 2. 0
29 to 34 lb o f pork a t 5^ a lb . 1* V# «
3
31 to cash 2 /
Dec.
1. 2. 0
19th to 50 lb s . of flow er
21st to cash 2/
1847
Jan,
4th Mr. Moler to 1 cord o f wood 1. 1. 0
9th Jacob Hewen to 1-2 cord 0 . 4 . 6
12th Jacob Hewen to 1-2 cord 0 . 4 . 6
13th S e ttle d w ith John Skeley due him 2. 6.10
16th Mr. Stage - 30 lb . flow er 0 . 6. 0
fo r Dutch choper
15th John Skeley to 55 lb . Cornmeal 1. 3. 0
16th Mr. Brown, 1 load of straw 1. 0. 0
16th Mr. Rese 1-2 oord for school house 0. 5. 0
18th Sandy Geant - l / 2 cord wood 0 . 5. 0
1847 The Bee€ Diary
Feb.
4 th
4 th
R eoeived of J . H e sp le r 20 b a rle e flow er
R eceived in cash $ 1 .4 exspence
5.0.C
5 th R eceived 12 b a r le s to draw fo r J.H .
R eoeived oash $ 1 .4 ..
3.
8th
9th
C a rlto n to 12 b a r le s to Cash $1.
C a rlto n 7 b a r le s flo w er and 3 v in g e r
R eoeived $1.
3 .
1 . 6
1 5 th
17th
R eceived 84 b a r le s flo w e r Cash $2 .
D e liv e re d 43 b a r le s flo w e r 43 v in g e r
6. 0
17th R eceived 7 b a r le s w iskey Cash $1.
19th
22
R eceived 5 b a r le s flo w er
R eceiv ed 5 b a r le s flo w er
do do do
1. 2
25th G iven in r e c e ts fo r 52 flo w er and
7 w iskey
26th R eceived 12 b a r le s flo w er 3. 0
March
1 s t
C a rlto n R eceived 14 b a r le s flo w er
Cash $1. 3. 4,
3d R eceived 20 b a r le s flo w er Cash $2. 5. 0
4th R eoeived 12 b a r le s flo w er 3. 0
8th Given r e c i t e fo r 39 flow er
10th )
A p ril) Do 29 flow er
# 31-A
1847
C/*JL4i
The H««4 D lu ry #01-B
Oot.
23d
Thomas Morue to Wm. Shannon
to 132 f e e t ln o h p in e a t 6 / 1 .
to 366 f e e t ln o h oke a t 8/ 2 .4 .8
Nov.
26th I . Shannon t o Wm, S han n o n
to 112 f e e t m ap el 1 . 2 .
to tam en a lo a d to G a lt
( te a m in g )7
1 .4
Or. to L . S hannon f o r O ash
The B ar G iv en Up to Jao o b on W eneday th e 9 th
day o f A n g a t. 1848
1647
14
Nov. Jao o b S hannon D e t r . t o Wm. S h an n o n
to #1 4 •* f o r s e e g a r s 1«4*
S e p t.
6th M r. B ish o p to 62 f e e t ln o h a t 6 /
to 107 ln o h bordB
12th Mr. B lsh e p to 160 f e e t 2 ln o h p la n k
1847
Ca sc
The « w * D iary
#38.
Tan.
18th Mr. S trong fo r Spanner 1-2 oord 0. 5. 0
18th Isa a c Burgy 1-8 oord
0, 4. 6
20tji R. Kay to 1-8 oord 0. 5. 0
H ist M rs. 1 . Shannon 1-2 oord
o
#
Io
0
o
82nd Mr. S trong to 1-2 oord 0. 5. 0
S e ttle d w ith John Burgy in f u l l up
to th is d a te .
S e ttle d w ith Peter B aldiok to date.
S e ttle d w ith Henry Hayes up to
17th Jan u ary 1847, gave him a n o te .
1851 Maroh
7 To Dundas 14 b a r re l
7 Went to see th e r a ilr o a d work a t Dundas
8th At home, so ld th e gray o o lt, flunked out
9th To G a lt to see B etsey and George
10th At home, w orking fo r s e l f .
21st Sold a o o lt to Hokman fo r 75. 0* 0
13th George and B etsey oame home.
Got a buggy from Hokman
15th To Dundas to h ir e MoXinsey
S. Hokman's m ill was burnt th at night
16th James Barlow and Morgan Harmonee go to
ja le for burning S. Hokmane m ill,
oonfessed th e ir fa u lt.
16th Carlton oame home.
21st B u ilt a wagon house.
22nd To Dundas, load of lumber for Vanery.
23d Went to P, Wevers got my dinner
24th Went to Mr. Larsons for suger k it e l
85th To John K irks, got 18 b a rrels.
87th To Dundas, 18 b a rrels,got horse shod.
27th Ranhel had a q u iltin ' - ga rls and boys
plade t e l mid knite
89th Went to Brantford to see Surah with Mother
Stade a l l n ite , oome to Smiths, got dinner.
1851
Maroil
31st
A pril
1s t
3d
7th
10th
11th
12th
13th
15th
16 th
19 th
20th
21s t
23d
24th
27th
May
4th
6th
7th
The iteeed D iary *22
Robt. Gambol oommenoed work for me
a t 4 / per day.
Made r a ils and soad oats 5 bushel
W illiam to G alt, got 16 b arrels
Tuck a cow to Dundas fo r Jacob
Came back th a t n ite a t 1 o 'c lo c k .
To G a lt, got bran and 4 b a rrels flow er.
•Vent fo r lim e and sand for house.
I went to H am ilton, Morgan and Barlow had
th e ir t r ia l - was g ilt y .
Went to Meton w ith buggy and w ife,
(m eeting)
R. Gambel made r a ils , I made fenoe, very tire d
and s ic k a t n it e .
Went to G alt, got 10 b arrels
Raney. I made a g a te . W
m. sio k .
A ll a t home. Tom and W illiam h e re . W illiam
rode out w ith th e bay h o rse .
W
m. and R. Gambel droad stone and dung.
I went and g o t buggy f i x t . Jacob was h e re .
D an iel Case and James and C arlto n h e re .
Bought a h o rse o f D aniel Rogers fo r $30.00
James oame home. D. C onnelll h e re .
W
m. went to m eten a t Dumfree. Mother and Raohel
went to m eetin to th e stone house. I a t
home a l l day.
I s e ttle d w ith P. Wever,.
R. Gabmel made sta k e s , I aode o a ts. Duvid Mono
here in evening.
1851
C as^
The Buuii D iary #34
May W
m
. broke the wagon tong going to Dundas w ith
7th 20 b a r r e ls a t 2 /4 .
8th Worked a t home. David was here.
10th Went to B rantford and to Mount P leasan t, to see
Sara, she was w e ll.
1 1 th At Sm iths, went to B a p tist m eetin.
12th At home, Jacob and w ife were here.
12th I began to p la n t p otatoes and corn
14th W
m. to Dundas w ith 12 b a r r e ls - Bowman.
14th Went to plow fo r Jacob. Smith marked out corn
ground, went over s ix ack ers. Got some turnips
and seed corn. Wife was to see her fa th er.
14th C hildren went to S .S .
19th. Wm. came home to work for Jacob.
21st W
m. went to Bundas
21st I bored $4 . o f Smith.
24th W
m. and David went to Dundas to pig shave, came
home 3 o 'clo ck in the morning
25th Wet, a t home a l l day
29th Made fe n c e, plowed turnip ground
30th Went to Dundas, got lame horse, John Shannon
came home w ith me.
31st Went to P atrick B u tlers, stade a l l n ite .
June Wife and me went to shoe (show) in Flamboro.
4th
5th Planted oorn where the crows had been.
7th I made a g a te. W
m. to Munsens r a isin '
1851
Co**
The R^ed D ia ry #35
■June
9th
10 th
12 th
17th
18th
22nd
28 th
29 th
July
1 st
3d
4th
5th
6th
7th
10th
11th
12 th
13th
14th
15th
16th
17th
Win. to W aterloo. Mane sh eared sh eep .
I and w ife to Jo h n Shannons in D u m frise .
-R aoh el w ent to G a lt to s e e B e tsy .
W illiam and C. lamb on th e road .
I w ent to G a lt to m ill and w ool
- A ll a t S .S .
W illiam and D avid a t tr a in e n
A ll a t m eaton.
Got h o rse shod
A lo a d o f sto n e on th e r a le rode took 2 0 f e e t and
9 in c h e s
I worked a t hay ra k e. Boys a t w ork.
W
m. Bhim er, J r. was h e r e .
L et Mr. 'Wood have a h o rse and buggy
To th e road w ith 1 yard and 11 f e e t s to n e . I
fix e d h a rn ess and David plow ed.
Jacob was h ere to f i x barn door
I was a t Unkle C arlton Sm iths.
Boys and R ach el to G alt to a show.
Some to meaton and some a t home
Broke wagon a x le
Raned hard a l l day.
I went to the R iver fo r my pay; th e paym aster
would not pay me
I fix e d a ra k e , bought a b u l l .
1851 #36
Ju ly
19th
19th
20th
26th
27th
28 th
2 9 th
Aug.
1s t
2nd
3d
5th
6th
7th
8 th
10th
11th
14th
17 th
19 th
2 0 .
2 1 st
C/l&k
The D iary
Mr. P. B u tter and w ife here on a v i s i t . P erris
was w ith them
I so ld my hay rake to Mr. D ugles.
Mother to raeaton w ith huggy. •
Worked a t hay and plow ed. George and B etsey came
home, we k ille d a sheep and turkey.
C arlton Sm ith and fa m ily h ere, and George and
B e tse y .
M iss Lul was berred tod ay.
A ll h a r v e s tin g .
T was 61 y ea rs old tod ay. I worked hard a l l day
Went to G a lt, took Herman along . I bought Raohel
a new d r e s s , and went to see B etsey .
D avid and I w ent to s e e th e work on the r a le rode.
Got 65 r a le s o f P . '.'/ever.
F in ish e d h a r v e s t, dun droyen in .
W illiam h elp ed Mr. Mane draw in wheat
We th ra sh ed some w heat
Mother went to Meaton w ith buggy, G eirge drove
h ere th ere
Wm. Plow ed, David and I got o a ts in .
D avid commenced work for C. Smith a t $ 1 2 . per
month
Raned a l l day, none cou ld go to meaton.
I went to G alt to th e m eeting
Got my pay for work on th e r a le ro d e.
I w ent to Dundas. Paid $ 4 . to Begs and 1 to
T u r n b u lls.
1851 The Ree d D ia ry #37
gagS
24th C h ild r e n a t S .S . I w ent to S . JCirks.
25th I w ent t o A rm strongs barn to s e e how th e w heat
was th r a sh e d
26th '.Vent to d r a y tim b er fo r W ille t
W
e g o t in o a t s , saw A rm strong th e B a i l i f
28th To B .S .S . in fo rn o o n to s e e ^ r . B en n etts c h ild
b ir r ie d , a l i t t l e g i r l .
29th >Vent t o h e lp Mr. Hokman r a s e saw m i l l .
29th S o ld 20 b u sh e l o a ts f o r § 6 .2 5 cash
30th W
m. p lo u g h in g f o r R ic k e r .
3 1 st I and m other to W aterloo to camp m eaton
S ep t.
2nd I g o t wagon f i x t . W
m. to S . C o r n e lls to th r a sh .
3d Moved Mr. W ille t
4th M other and I w ent to G a lt to s e e th e f i e r company
work. The P r e sto n in g in was th e b e s t . I g o t
Sam's w ool ca rd ed , I p aid fo r i t . I s o ld a p ig
fo r $ 3 .4 0
6th Soad a b u sh el o f w heat
7th C h ild ren t o S .S .
9th Mr. C luton and b ro th er was h ere
10th Mr. W lH et g o t th e b i l l h o rse and buggy to go
to G alsgo in W aterloo a t § 1 . a day - had th e
h orse and buggy 3 d a y s.
11th -W illia m to R ick ers to plow . I a t home
13th W illiam t o Dundas, a l l was w e ll
14th W illiam came home
16th I out up oorn. W illiam to g a i t , g o t 18 b a r r e ls .
1851
IfeptT"
19th
22nd
23d
24th
28th
30th
Oct.
2nd
5th
6th
7th
12th
13th
16th
18th
19th
20th
27th
29 th
3 1 st
Nov.
1s t
3d
12th
14th
15th
C o m
The Diary
It r&ned and haled hard.
William to G alt, got 14 barrels of Season at l/9
I husked corn a ll day. Raney whether. Settled
with D. Rogers due him #7.
I worked at corn a ll day. Liles Main here.
Rachel and Jane Jones to Sunday school
I to the ton hoi to a publick m
eten
(town hall)
W illiam to Dundas with 14 barrels
Children at S .S . I at home
Paid Mr. Harris $2, on Note at L i t t l e s .
I at com , and fix t straw box
Children to S.S. David at home
I got timber up
I to Dundas 14 barrel at l/9
I and m other to B ien n an to H enry Shannons.
S ta d e a l l n i t e .
To B r a n tf o r d to C. S m ith s, g o t d in n e r
W ille t commenced w o rk in g a t ho u se
W illia m to W eavers to th r a s h
I k i l l e d a hog
W illiam g o t h o rs e s shod.
David plow ed, I s ic k .
I plow ed, W illiam to B lacksm iths I
W illiam to Dundas w ith 18 b a r r e l.
Raned a l l day
W illiam to G a l t w ith b u g g y . D av id and I g o t wood
1851
C a*ix
The ifceed. Diary #39
22nd
Nov.
23d
25th
27th
30th
Deo.
1s t
2nd
4th
5th
6th
9th
11th
12th
14th
15th
16th
18th
19th
29th
Jan.
l e t
I k i l l e d a hog - v e ry storm y day
1 to G a lt to se e B etsey
To C. F ild s . Tuck up th e bones of my fa th e r and
( Took)
two b ro th e r s . My fa th e r had been
b e r r ie d 30 y e a rs . Came home th a t n ite .
I to Dundas, so ld w heat, bought b a rre l of p itch
Boys to meton
Boys g e tin wood a l l day
W illiam to G a lt w ith cord of wood
S old a cow to Jacob fo r $18.
Went to e le c tio n , v o ted fo r W hite. I pain ted
C o b e rts. A ll w e ll, worked a t home.
Some a t m eton and some a t home.
K ille d 3 hogs, worked fo r s e l f
M other and I to G a lt, to see the ground broke
f o r r a le ro a d .
Cold w eath er
R achel to m eton. Mr. Wever and W
in. Armstrong here
to dine
A ll w orking fo r s e l f
A lo ad of wood fo r C. Lamb
Drawing out wood
W illiam to G alt w ith a cord of wood a t 1.6
Sold Dan horse fo r $50.00
t/e are a l l w e ll. Thanks be to God fo r i t
|p|52 1116 D iary #42
C a st
0#
2^ I bought a mare a t a s a le
Bored o f James in cash $10.
28 K ille d a s te e r , weighed 395 lb s . hide 67 lb s.
29 S old th e b e e f and h id e , got no money Got
John shod a l l a ro n d .
30th S old a double s la y to W
m. Congo and fa th e r for 25.
1853
■Jajf* We a re a l l w e ll. Thank God. This i s dun in the
1s t m orning. W
e a l l tuck d in n er on a 14 lb . turkey
C a rlto n gave u s . S tade up t i l h a lf a f te r one.
2nd
3d
5th
10th
10th
11
14th
16th
18th
20th
21st
22nd
24th
24th
30th
D aniel Case and Jane h e re . I went homewith them
s ta d e a l l n i t e a t Mr. Jacob S irre s th a t n ite
I to Dundas w ith D. Case a t Meton
W illiam to W itsel fo r lo ad of p o sts got non
I s ic k th e r e s t w ell
Jacob and w ife h e re , a l l w ell
W
m. tu ck a lo a d of hay to Jo s. Dikman
W illiam so ld a lo ad of hay to Mr. Congo
I drayed wood a l l day from B arloes, 3 loads
M other and I to George to d in n er a l l w ell
I made a s e te , boys went to Cort in B everly
I s e t t l e d w ith Mr. Sweat due m e ... 7/6
1 worked about home.
Jacob went home, I l e t him have a s te e r . Got
a muley h e fe r and b a r r il of ...f i s h ( ? )
Glen W ille t was here to see Hachel
W illiam to H am ilton w ith 18 b a rle s flower
1 gave him a l l he made i t was $2.26
W illiam and Rachel to meton, mother and I a t horns
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b 1 M r. Dikm an came h e r e o u t o u t lum ber fo r
* d o o rs an d w indow s
2nd
3d
7th
9th
11t h
12th
14th
17th
19 th
23d
26 th
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3d
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13 th
W illia m to P r e s to n g o t 18 b a r r e l o f flo w e r
Boys an d I w orked a b o u t th e b a m
Jam es w e n t to W ater down to w ork a t h is tr a d e
M o th er and I w ent to C ases to se e h i s m other
Went to W aterdow n to s e e Jam es a t B a k e r 's In n
2 m ile s from v i l l e g , fo u n d a l l w e ll
I w en t to P a r i s g o t 15 l b s . o f p l a s t e r f o r 3 .3 .
W illia m d ra y e d wood f o r G eorge i n fo re n o o n
I to G a lt g o t 21 b a r l e s f lo w e r , a t l / 9
tu c k th e sam e to D undas same d a y .
To H a m ilto n w ith 22 b a r le s flo w e r
Went t o H a m ilto n w ith 17 b a r l e s f o r F .
Went t o Ja c o b s an d s ta d e a l l n ig h t
I and M o th er to H en ry S h an n es to s e e them .
U nkel John w as t h e r e , a l l w e ll
( b o o ts )
I p a id th e Duchman f o r 3 p a r o f b u ts f o r
th e b o y s , in c a s h , v e r y cheap 4 ..............
I to M r. M uncens b o u g h t a cow f o r 18 c a sh
M r . B e ll h e r e in m o rn in g v e r y n ic e man
a s c h o o l m a s te r i n B e v e rly , a f t e r wood
M other and I to u n k e ls S m ith s, w en t to m eton
th e m ost p e o p le I e v e r s e e , th e y was 7 p e p le
d ip p e d t h a t d ay , c o ld t h a t d a y .
I a t home, D avid oam e, a l l i s w e ll a t p r e s e n t
W illiam to Dundas w ith 18 b a r le s flo w e r
Mr. B e ll h e re t h i s e v e n . C h ild r e n a l l a t
h o je . P h er i s s io k , r e s t w e ll.
1853
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larch
14th Jack Green here to dinner.
16th William to Hamilton with 14 barles.
10th I got my barn inshured for £100. William went
to oort at Rocton. I killed two pigs, Mr.
Main helped me.
21st Drayed in turnips from the field to house
23d Peter Pule was here
26th All to work in sugar bush, made 50 lb. of sugar
30th William to Dundas with 14 barles at 2/6
April
2nd I worked in sugar bush. David came home
4th I and D, Case went to Hamilton to see the
spencnbrig (Suspension bridge ?) and other works
of the rale road. Came home that nite
5th I worked about the house. A l l well thank God.
Am en
11th W
e began to build a milk house
15th I w ent t o s e e F. C ochner h e is v e r y s i ok
16th We w orked a t m ilk h o u se a l l d ay . W illia m in
s u g a r bu sh made a p a i l o f m o la s s e s .
23cL W illiam to B ak als g o t 18 b a r le s flo w e r a t 2 /9
23d I to D undas, w ent up th e Monton (m o u n ta in ) t o
Jacobs and to Mr. T unics to th e o ld p la c e w here
i u s t to l i v e , g o t some g r a f ts from o ld p la c e
26th I to Flam borough g o t some f r u i t tr e e s
27th P la n tin ray c h e rry tr e e s and some plum s. Jane
Rimel gave me a book, I l o s t i t oomin home
28th W
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. to the plow, I worked about th e p la c e . Air.
Made worked a t new house. I wio te th is in
the morning of the 29 th , fiv e m in ets b efo re
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4th
M other and I to D aniels and Janes.
Got m other a new d re ss and Rachel
C a rlto n came home from Guelph, I went with him
to John K irk s In n .
Bought a c u tte r of T. Conner fo r $3.75
Very storm y day
M other and Jane to see g ran d fath er
Sold a mare to David C onnell §30. Took up a
n o te f o r $ 5.
W illiam to Dundas w ith 24 b a rre ls
W illiam e n te re d h is name fo r a Son of Temperens.
Baokake v e ry h ad . Got done w ith oats, very glad
R ained a l l day, n o t much work goin on
T hrashed some o a ts , clean ed up 25 bushel
W illiam to G a lt w ith a tun of ir n
C. Lamb to d in n e r, boys a t home
George i s 12 y ea rs old today
David made a bord fence
David f i x t th e w e ll and made fence around the
l i t t l e garden
I w orked a t new house a l l day
Began to chop on Mr. Manes land
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Mr. D itm an w orked a t house w ith me ra se d
th e k itc h e n . W illiam worked fo r R ick er.
n t h M other oome home, l e f t th e c h ild re n w e ll, a l l
I h u t D a v id .
lEth W illiam f e tc h e d a lo a d o f b o rd s from Hokmans M ill
15th C a rlto n jo in e d th e Sons o f Temprens on the n ite
o f th e 1 3 th November. Thanks be to God fo r i t .
I am s o r r y t o s a y my W illiam l e f t th e same n ig h t
w ith o u t an y c a u s e . I hope he w ill ccme back ag&in.
18th C a rlto n and D. C ase h e re , g o t a lo ad of tu rn ip s .
20th W illiam to D undas w ith 16 b a r r e ls flow er a t 2/6
2i s t Boys a l l a t home to d in n e r , a l l w e ll.
22nd Showed h a rd in a f te rn o o n
24th W
e b u tc h e re d a s t e e r . C a rlto n and D. Case h e re .
26th W illiam tu c k a q u a r te r o f b e e f to Mr. Weaver. I
c u t up some b e e f and s a lte d i t
27th W
e a l l w orked a t tu r n ip s , I worked v e ry hard
30th T h rash ed our w h e a t, g o t dun, a l l w e ll
Dec. W illiam and I w ent to Dundas w ith 43 bushel of
2nd w h eat, g o t b r ic k , g la s s , sto v e p ip e , and door hinges
3d P . C rin e b i l t a ch im ley .
4th R io k er th ra s h e d o a ts
9th W illiam to o k 50 b u sh e l o f tu r n ip s . Got 3 bunches
o f s h in g le s , i t was h is b irth d a y
22nd I and W illiam to Mr. P roudloves to a r a f f l e of
tu rk e y s
25th <
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e a r e a l l w e ll on th is C hristm as Day. God be jr a is e d .
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^ r i l Go to th e Checker a Shead to see Sara and John.
80 Got th e r e ab o u t 4 o 'c lo c k .
2^4 W illiam i s plow en, I am q u ite sic k
Boys w orking ab o u t th e place
gth I d id some g r a f tin , guess th e y w ill a l l live
7th W illiam to th e plw in forenoon, then to John
Enes ra s e n o f b a rn .
8th R ach el and boys a t Meton
9th H iram and S arah Jones is sic k . Miss S. got the
m e se le s. H. bad c o ld .
12th Haned in forenoon we worked around home
15th I am t h i s day 62 years old , and 9 months and 15
days
16th G eorge A rm strong w orking a t s is tr e n , a l l is w ell
19th 1 in Dundas to see Mr. Spence he is about to
h e lp me. I had bad luck I tuok the rong deed to
g e t i t re c o rd e d I came home th a t n ite on the
s ta g e a t 1 o 'c lo c k
20th Went to H am ilton got my deed reoorded
22nd I w ent to B a k e r's Inn to see James, stade a l l n ite
24th I to Dundas to s ila b r a te the Queen- God b less her
27th Was to Mr. B e lls in the evenin f i r s t time
28th Went to Dundas and oame back to Unkels
29th Went to Governor Hoad, came baok and found a ll well
30th My frie n d Mr. R. Spenoe esq. gave me th is pen
w ith a number of bucks and paprs, I am muoh obliged
to him
Mr. D. worked 6 days now, good workman
31st I sowed my b a rle y
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M r. D. s t i l l to w o rk , a l l is w e ll. W riten School
h a s commenced t h i s n i t e . W illiam i s a goen.
We a r e a l l a t home to w ork on th e p la o e
R ao h el and I to U nkle Ja c o b s, s ta d e a l l n ig h t
I sow ed some g ra s s se e d on th e b a r le y ground
R a o h e l and D ick to S .S . th e r e s t a t home
Jac o b i s h e r e , I tr a d e d h o rs e s w ith him , gave
him one p a i r o f s o r i l m ares and a yoke o f s te e r s
w o rth $ 5 0 . and ¥ 3 0 . i n c a s h
I w en t to M ilto n to th e R e g is te r o f f ic e .
C a rlto n b o g h t a ta v e r n s ta n d . Gave 14 hundred
f o r th e p r o p e r ty . I was w itn e s s to th e deed
I am i n a g r a te d e a l o f tr o u b le ab o u t money
m a tte r s . I hope I s h a le so o n g i t o v er th e
tr o u b le b u t God n o se when
Came home from D undas. Mr. D itm an was h e re to
-b u y my c o l t . He wood n o t g iv e me o n ley $65.
and I w a n te d ¥ 7 0 . We d id n o t a g re e I g e s . He
was a l i t e l d is p le a s e d . Mr. D itm an l e f t me
on th e 8 th d ay o f Ju n e, he d id work 13 days
t h i s s p r in g . He h as dun me good work
I s e t t l e d w ith Mr. D avid M ain, g iv e him a
n o te p a ib e l in fo u r monce a f t e r d a te , he was
v e ry k in d w ith me
M other and c h i l d r e n to th e . . . . in R u n le s. I
was n o t t h e r e , was in a good d e a l o f tr u b e l
1 and m o th er w ent to C.C. Sm iths - he s in e d a
n o te f o r $50 to Huokken, p a b e l in one y e a r a f t e r
d a te w ith i n t e r e s t . I gave him a n o te f o r th e
same p a y a b le in o u rre n o y i f I f a l e in p a in g same
U nkle C.C. Sm ith was h e re by 5 o 'o lo o k in th e
m orning, had b r e a k f a s t w ith u s . He went fo r
C.H, Lamb to work
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■June
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27th
28th
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July
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5th
6th
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10th
I gave Jaco b a r e d re a d s t e e r and a sh ip fo r a
s e t o f one h o rs e h a r n is . -/illia m to Dundas
w ith 12 h a r r i e s f o r Goerge K elson. B. Himer
came h e re in th e m orning e a r ly , went away a t
4 o ’ c lo c k in a f te rn o o n he i s w e ll
Went to D undas, g o t some pork f is h and o th er
th in g s
I to o k th e b la c k cow to A. C onnells b u ll fo r £1.
I had a o a se w ith th e Sons of Temprenes I win
th e s u t e . 1 w i l l n o t v i l a t e th e pleg e again
C h ild re n a l l t o S .S . M other and I to meton in
a f te rn o o n
I s e t t l e d w ith M r. Dikraan gave him a n o te fo r
14 d o l l a r s p a y e b e l in th r e e monce a f te r d ate
a l l r i t e . John and C h a rle s W illard commenced
p a in tin g my h o u se o u t s id e fo r $ 8 . in cash
and S ix D o lla r s a f t e r h a r v e s t in cash
./illia m to S a n t G eorge to a M ill. I work about
th e h o u se . Have a v e r y bad head ake a l l day
W illiam to B ic k e rs to a lo g en b ee, we a re a l l w ell
I made a new ch u rn d a sh , hope i t is good. I soad
my t u r n i p s . A unt Hannah A rm strong sta d e a l l n ite
she was on h e r way to B e lls C orners to liv e
P a tr ic k C rin e was h e re to te a we had a good ch a t
M other w ent to the f u n n il o f David M unhollen,
d ie d w ith a c a n s e r on th e low er p a r t of h is fa ce
U ncle and Ant E le t was h ere a l l n ite
Mr. Me and Mr. T urner fin e c h p la s te r n th e house
W
m. g o t i n some hay we a r e a l l w e ll I bored
$ 6 . o f Mr. D. o n ly fo r a weak. I tuck Mr. T urner
p a r t o f th e way home. P aid him $5. and $ 2 . to
Mr. Me.
M iss '//,a rd o f Dumfrece was h ere to see Haohel
M other has gone to Komles to see B etsey she is
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R ao h el i s v e r y s i c k sh e h a s w orked h a rd a l l d a y
Am j u s t a g o e n to D undas to g i t some p a i n t an d o i l
Went to D undas w e n t b y Cope to n an d down th e
G o v e rn o rs R oad tu c k D a v id th a r e g o t some p a in t
W illiam , i s w o rk e n f o r M r. G a rio k in h ay
C .C . s m ith w as h e r e t o l d me som f i n e noos a b o u t
th e s t a t e o f . . . . h e h a s j u s t r e tr o n d fro m t h a t a
fu e d a y s a g o . I s e n t $ 5 . to M r. D. by W illia m
a t n i t e . M iss A rm s tro n g d id e t h i s m o rn in g
I com m enced i n my h a r v i s t w h e a t i s g o o d . W illia m
o r a d e le d 1 p u t Don P um plogs w e s t o f th e h o u se
M o th er and I w e n t t o th e A rm stro n g f u m i l . The
b ag I w o re on my l e f t arm I m ean to k eep a s
lo n g a s I l i v e . W illia m and G eo rg e A rm stro n g
in h a r v i s t f i l d we g o t i n 100 s h e v e s o f w h e a t
f i r s t w h e a t t h a t we g o t i n a b a r n i n B e v e r ly
C.H, lam b an d G e o rg e A rm stro n g o r a d e le d w h e at
Wm. r a k e d an d b o u n d , I w o rk ed w ith . / i l f r e d
h a n g in g th e d o e r s o f th e h o u s e , I g a v e him a
d o l l a r f o r i t
W illia m to F la m b ro u g h to s e l l th e l i t t l e c o l t
K ao h el a t M r. M ains to so e (sew )
We f i n i s h e d o u t t e n o u r w heat
I am 63 y e a r s o ld t h i s d a y , I am v e r y we 11,
th a n k s b e to God f o r i t . R aned f o r th e f i r s t
tim e f o r 3 m once
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e w ere moven in new h o u s e . I w as f ix e n a b o u t
th e h o u s e , b o y s a g i t e n in h a y . T h e re w as a
man to b y my p la c e he th o u g h t th e p r i o e tw o rauoh
I w a n te d # 2 ,0 0 0 f o r i t . I d o n t know th e m an,
John K irk s e n t him he s a id he w o u ld com b a o k s o o n
he is a ooohman (? ) I g e s he i s r i o h t h a t wood
due f o r me f o r i w an t a l l th e m oney down I w i l l
go to <**acxH fx±xD :ioj»t s e l my p r o p e r ty fo r th e
v a lu e
I was b ad w ith a p a in in my b r e s t , b e t t e r now
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I e x p e c t C a r lto n and Case and fam ley here soon.
They d id n o t come and I was d isa p p o in te d . Aunt
P o ly a s we c a l l h e r and h e r h ir e d g i r l and Jacob
came. M o th er and I to camp m eton, d id not g et
home t i l l IE o ’ c lo c k a t n i t e
20th Mr. D ic k so n w as h e r e a g a in . He i s a v e ry old man
21st G eorge A rm stro n g p l a s t e r e d my s in k v e ry good
D avid h e lp e d h im . I was i n tr u b e l concerning my
s o u l. God h e lp me.
Sept.
2nd I p a id M r. W orner $ 2 .5 0 i n ca sh
2nd I s o ld my o ld m are to F . Jones f o r E caves and an
o ld s le d and 16 lo a d s o f wood. I g o t i t m yself
R ach el a t M rs. Lambs q u ilto n . We are a l l w ell
4th M other and I t o m eeto n to h e a r th e Rev. W
m. Bery
p re a c h fro m th e w ord f o r God h a th no t given us
th e s p i r i t o f f e a r b u t o f Power and love and of
a sound m in d . F in e serm on
6th
8th
9th
11th
12th
13th
14th
15th
I g o t 400 b r i c k o f Mr. F re a d . Wm. sta d e a l l n ite
Mr. and M rs. R obson h e re to te e
I p a id Mr. S . Holcomb $ 5 .0 0 cash and gave him a
n o te f o r £ 3 .1 8 .7
H iram is s i c k . C h ild re n g e ttin g read y fo r S .S .
We a l l w ent to th e f u e r n e l o f John Buokan a Son
o f T em prence, la r g e m eton
I p a id John W ilerd $>2. on a n o te he had a g a in st
me
I am n o t v e ry w e ll have a pane in my s id e .
M rs. Lamb and B e sty h ere to te e . I s ic k a l l day.
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I am j u s t r e a d y to goe to Dundas 6 o 'c lo c k
m o rn in g . Saw Jam es he h a s commenced to work
f o r B ile to n f o r § 1 .4 0 a d a y . I g o t ilO . of
him
W illiam to th e plow , I w ork a b o u t the house
I tu c k R a c h e l to W its o ls to g i t h e r xsxfc to o th
d ro y ed i t w as a b ad o n e , i t h u r t hur much
W illia m to th e p lo w . I s ic k a l l day in bed, I
am b e t t e r now
I w ent to N e lso n t o se e C a rlto n s ta d e 2 n ite s
Jane w as q u i t e s i c k w ith p a in in h e r b r e s t,
M other h ad b e e n s i c k w h ile I was gone, r e s t a l l
w e ll
J u s t r e a d y to th r a s h 6 o 'c lo c k . Have dun a b e te r
days w ork th a n e v e r, th ra s h e d 3000 sh eav es, good
w heat a l l r i t e
I and m o th er to me to n to h e a r Rev. Jurmen p reach,
th e f i r s t tim e I e v e r h a re d him . Aunt C h a rle t and
h e r so n S m ith h e r e to t e a .
Jam es came home he i s q u ite s ic k I th in k
D avid came home s i c k w ith th e a g e r and fe v e r.
J u s t g e to n r e a d y to goe to Dundas w ith w heat.
I b o u g h t R ao h el a new d re s s
M other and I to Camp meto n a t D um frece, th e
R ev. C orson p re c h on P eed my sh ea p . I p aid to
Mr. Lamb one d o l l e r in c a sh , M rs. Main S3.
W illiam t o Camp m eton in a fte rn o o n ro a d th e o o lt
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I soad 3 bushel of wheat in old meder field
I am ju s t red y to goe to Plamboro to see the
c h ild re n .
S is was s ic k , mother to see her. Hr. M
o has
commenced th e chimney
Went to work g o t 6 bushel of lime at Mr, Whites
I went to th e m ill a t G alt, got grinden, good
work. W illiam ro le d the wheat before the
d o er. C arlto n was marred the 21st of Sept, I
hope he w ill due w ell
W illiam plowed some. M
o and I to work at chimney
To Dundas w ith 12 b a rle s of flower
I tu ck Me home to th e 10th Conseson in Beverly
C arlto n fe tc h ed h is w ife to see us he got a
v e ry n ic e w ife
Mr, David Main and w ife here to dinner. I forgot
to menchon abought George and Betsy, they was
h ere w ith th e above
I am goin to Ham ilton to Pervenchel Shoe. This
afte rn o o n I am going as fa r as D. Cases. I am
agont to s ta y t i l l i t is over the shoe brok
I came home the same n ite , Ant Hannah_wa s here
When I went to th e Provenoial exhibition I bought
a badge fo r 5 s h illin g s Cy. Hamilton 1853
Members bags w itch admits me in the Shoe (show)
w hile i t l a s t s . I saw the best stock I ever see
James came home, he was Well. Mother and I to
meton.
1 went to P o ste rs. Went to Dundas tuck Jane
case th e re , stad e a l l n ite a t h ir place
41 y ears th is morning in the B attle at Quenston
G eneral Brook was k iled .
Got a buggy o ff Mr. Dugles to go to Kelson to
see C arlton. I went to Cases stade a ll nite
Sep**
Ifth
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I p a id Jo h n W ille n s w ife $ 10 on a n o te I
s ig n e d
Came t o J a c o b s fo u n d a l l w e ll a ta d e a l l n ite
I p u t up th e s t o v e , W illia m w orked around th e
b a rn
20th W illia m a n d I to a show (show ) a t R ookton o f c a t t l e
and h o r s e s , s h e a p a n d h o g s ,
2is t T h ere w as a p lo w in g m atoh a t my p la c e , 11 team s
t h a t p lo w e d . I w e n t to H en ry B aboocks and tuck
s u p p e r . T h is w as th e f i r s t p lo w in g mach e v e r
in B e v e r ly
24th Wm. to D undas w ith a lo a d o f b o rd s f o r th e
b u g le s . I a n d b o y s to Mr. D avid M ains to h e lp
him t h r a s h
25th W illia m g e to n h o r s e s s h o d . Jam es w ent to
W aterdow n v i l e g . G old d a y .
26th W illia m t o D undas w ith a lo a d o f b o rd s . I
b ro u g h t home J a c o b an d Wm. and John T unes. S ta id
a l l n i t e
27th Went t o D u m frie s to b u y s h e a p . We g o t 32 h ead .
P a id fro m 2 t o 4 d o l l e r s a h e a d .
29th I p a id M r. D a v id M ain £ 2 . a n o a t was g iv e n
June 1 3 th f o u r monoe a f t e r d a te
30th I was tu r n e d o u t o f th e D iv is io n o f th e Sons o f
T em perance on S a te r d a y n i t e , th a n k God I jo in e d
th e M e th d is on S unday n i t e I hope th e y w i l l n o t
t u r n me o u t f o r so sm ale a fe n c e
31at I w e n t w ith M r. D avid M ain an d tu c k up my l o t
in th e g ra v e y a rd No. 1
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4th I went to the meton that n ite, ohildren there,
gth W
m
. to g a it got 13 barles flower at 2/9
8th I went to R oktin to Oort, I win ray ouno it waa
r i t e
12th W illiam to Dundas w ith 13 harlot) flower
16th I am now a goon to the meeting in u few minutee
God b le s s me
20th I went in to Mrs. Oldrdges Furnel.
22nd This has been the fin e s t day I ever saw
23d I was a t 1). Cases a l l was w ell I went up the
R ail road to Copetown, Stade at Filds,
26th I k ille d two pigs
26th W
e got wood out a l l day.
28th I went to see Mrs. R itoherds, she was betr. I trust
she w ill g i t up agane
29th W illiam q u ite sio k . I went to Rookton paid tax
fo r my p la ce in f u l l . . . . 6 /l0
30th William sio k , I out wood in forenoon
Deo. I tuok my bugge weles to Fosters to git fixed
1st
3d I brok a s h a ft of Mr. Dugles buggy got it fixt
10th Boys and I got in a staok of straw, I at
D ivision a t n ite
11th Mother and I went to Meton i t was good to be
th a re , God saves us.
12th The two Woods here to bie my oolt
13th 1 have got the head alco quite bade
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8th
9th
10th
!Oth
I g o t buggy f i x t a l l w e ll .
X bough t a w atoh o f James fo r $ 8 .
W
m. tu c k a mane t o H am ilton fo r $ 5.
ffe k il e d 5 h o g s , Mr. D avid Main h elped u s.
Boys w en t to r i t e n s o h o o l a t n it e
R ach el and Wm. w ith me to meto n . George is
s ic k
J .B . E u r t d e p a r te d t h i s l i f e th e 17th Deo. 1853
I b o r r e d $ 1 0 . in c a sh from David Main, very
-g o o d n a b e r .
J .B . E u r t w as b e a r e d t h i s day 2 1 s t Dec.
C h rism u s. M other and I a t meton a l l day.
G eorge and B e sy t o d in e r w ith u s .
Boys c h o p in w ood , I p a in te d a s la y
I s i c k , Wm. D ro y ed wood to Babocks,
I s i c k , t h i s i s th e lo n g e s t tim e I have been sic k
in 10 y e a r
I s t i l l a r e s i c k b u t som b e tr
C h ild r e n t o m ea to n , we p r a is God fo r h is marsey
Went to C a r lto n s in N e ls o n , h is w ife not w e ll
James and I com e home th rou gh b e v e r ly the sh ort
way
Had a v e r y bad h ead a k e, r e s t w e ll thank God
I s ic k
I f i x t c u t e r . D avid C o r n e ll and w ife here on a
v i s i t
M r. D. C o r n e ll b ou gh t a watoh o f me fo r 2750
f t . b o t i s .
C a
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1864
I re o iv e d 4 0 0 f e e t on th e w a to h an d w e n t t o
M S m ith s.
.2tb I t r a in e d a l l d a y s t u d y
,3th I tu ck a lo a d o f h o p p o l e s , w e n t t o U r. E 's g o t
13 b a r le s f l o w e r a t 2 /5
14th God b i a s e d my s o l e t h i s a f t e r n o o n . P r a i s e him
15th M other a n d I t o rn e to n , c h i l d r e n a l l w e ll
16th Mr. H obson g o t my w a g o n f o r 4 s h i l l i n g s a d ay y o rk
18th I to C o r t. M r. 1>. M c llr o y p a i d 4 /4
S to p ed a t H o b so n s g o t d i n e r , th e b e s t t e e I h av e
d rin k i h a lo n g t i m e .
19th W illiam to P r e s t o n w i t h a lo a d o f h o o p s
22nd E lle n W ile t w as h e r e t o s e a R a c h e l
W
e l e f t H ira m a t J a c o b s we w as v e r y s o r r y f o r i t
24th W illiam an d I t o t r o y , s e t l e d v /ith M r. Word due me
•ji2. I g o t t h e c o l t s h o d v e r y w e ll , v/e g o t s u p e r
a t P i t n s I n n
26th G eorge M ains w if e d i e d t h e 2 5 th d a y o f t h i s m onth
she d ie d h a p y
M other an d I t o M a in s f u r n e l ( f u n e r a l ) t e x t fro m
2d T im o th y 4 o h a p e r 7 v e r s e
28t*h „
Have b e e n w ork i n a b o u t t h e sh o p a l l w e ll
I and c h i l d r e n t o c h u r c h , th e R ev . M r. Burner
This has been a storm ey day, Rachel has washed
this day hard, she i s goin to C arltons.
I gave a note to Wes O ldridge for £135 s h illin g s oy
I bot a watoh o f C.C. Smith
Sunday m o rn in g , we are a l l w e ll thank God for i t
Wm. and Rachel h a s not com hom I long to see them
2U4
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!e°‘ I tuclc C a r lto n to John K i r k - £,„+ m
6tb N elson. I am goen w ith C to h is p i ! I f fl^ f oe to
w ell th a n g o d . Wm. to Dundas w ith i t V U -,1S
of flo w e r a t 2 /5 . £ 5 . ? v ^ L 16 C arries
down a b o u g t 10 o 'c lo c k a t n i t e . my sla y a goan
rfb 1 com h? me Da n i l Ga s e fe tc h e d me to Mr. McVains
/to. to D undas w ith 17 h a r le s o f flo w w a t 1/9
I tra d e d h o r s e s w ith C a rlto n even a so rie c o lt
A ll w e ll8,1 r ° n e h ° r a 5 °ld a g00d ^ horse
8th ,/m* t o Li t t l s g o t 16 h a r le s o f flo w er a t 1/9
I to D ase and to T . F o s te r s go my s la y paid j j
xor 1*
c
9th Cam home fro m D. C ases l e f t them a l l w e ll. v/m.
did no w ork i t w as so c o ld , a l l w e ll
10th v/m. to D undas w ith 18 h a r le s . Joseph 10, A. Robs on
80, 32 h a r l e s f o r L i t t l e 16 f o r Fienne a t 2/9 $5.
L i t t l e s flo w e r com es to $ 7 . I did nothing
11th I to G a lt. Wm. to F een n e s g o t 16 h a rle s of flower
a t 2 /9 Jam es came home he i s a l i t t l e lame he
h u rt h i s n e e . I g o t 300 l h . of sh o rts from k
a t 6 / p e r h u n d re d
12th George A rm stro n g tu c k 10 h a r le s of flow er a t l / 9
13th T his i s a v e r y r a n e y m orning menney is disopinted
th is m orning
14th v/m. to G a lt g o t 18 h a r le s o f flo w er a t 2f k
I g o t 10 h a r l e s o f flo w e r 2 /k I to l i t t l e s got
10 h a r le s o f flo w e r 2 / k .
15th Wm. to G a lt g o t 18 h a r le s flo w e r. I to Dundas
10 h a r le s f lo w e r . I g o t 300 lh . of sh o rts a t 6/
p er h u n d re d . Wm. p a id T u rn b u ll >$3.2 s h illin g s
th a t I ode tim
16th H aohel and I w ent to U nkel C.C. Smith got 3
b u sh el o f o o rn . Wm. w orked abought home, a l l is
w ell
17th /m. tu o k Jam es to Ja c o b s, o h ild re n sio k , r e s t well
C a se
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and M o th er w e n t to s e e S a ra h . I went to tro y
j0® to M ill, we a r e a l l w e ll
»?m
. and M o th er come home S a ra h and faraley w e ll
X to m e to n . G e o rg e a n d B e ts y h e r e a t n i t e
X to t r o y w ith Jam es to ta k e som san d and s to n e .
20t" rfm, to D undas w ith 16 h a r l e s o f f lo w e r , v/m. got
a b a r le o f f i s h f o r 8 . o f Colm an
2iat W
e a l l w ork ah o u g h t hom n o t much don a l l w e ll.
u The C h a rle y h o r s i s la m e v e r h ad
22nd V/m. w en t w ith Jam es to t r o y to h e lp him . I work
abought th e h o u s e i t i s a v e r y sto rm y d a y
23d ’
.Jm. to D u n d as w ith 19 h a r l e s flo w e r a t 1 /9
A. H obson w i t h 2 1 h a r l e s f lo w e r a t l / 9
24th I to L i t t l e s g o t 11 h a r l e s o f flo w e r U ile r a t 1/9
I to l i t t l e s g o t 1 1 h a r l e s flo w e r a t l / 9 H ille r
D a n ie l C ase a n d J a n e a n d D a v id com home a l l w e ll
25th D a n ie l C ase a n d J a n e w e n t home I w ith them
26th Very s to rm y d a y I a t C a se s
27th I com home fo u n d a l l w e ll Ja c o b and fam ley h e re
28th I to P a r i 8 g o t a h a l f t u n o f p l a s t e r 2 .4 .
‘iarch V/m. to D undas w ith 16 h a r l e s flo w e r a t 2 /6
!st i to M cV ains l e f t 11 h a r l e s flo w e r
i tr a d e d h o r s e s w ith Jo h n M irs even
24th)
2&rch
V/m. was f i n d C 5 .22 c o p e r s f o r maken a n o is e a t
o ld H en ry B a h c o c k s in n i t w as s p i t e o f him
V/m. to M oVanes tu c k 18 h a r l e s flo w e r th a re I
tu c k 10 h a r l e s l e f t t h a r e a t M cV ains. I bought
a h o rs e f o r £ 4 /4 2 / t o h e p a id in e ig h t monce
from d a te .
>7m
. to M r. P . g o t 14 h a r l e s flo w e r a t 2/9 I
Aid n o t d ue much a l l i s w e ll
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'tt fn . to D undas w ith 14 b a rle s flower at 2/9
*v I ta c k a lo a d f o r George Armstrong to MoCols
Vent to M eton o f th e Sons s e ttle d with them
ffm. to m eton r e s t a t home a ll well
I to tr o y to m ill to unkels C.C. Smith, William
to Dnndas w ith 16 b a r le s flower
yth I tu ck Jam es to tr o y to h is work again
8th This a v e ry ra n e y m orning we are a ll well. I went
w ith Jam es to Dundas to g it a se t of Blacksmith
tu le s we g o t them o f HoKinsey for £16.7 shillings
fo r th e same we gave two n o tes, 1 for 4 monoe
a f t e r d a te and one s ix monoe a fte r date
9th W illiam and Jam es to Dundas the horse got lame and
oom baok
10th I am j e s t g en to se e my c h ild re n in Flambrough this
is a b o u t 10 oolook in th e morning
11th Went to D. C ases s ta d e a l l n ite
12th Went to C a rlto n s in N elson a ll abought the house
13th Went to H a m ilto n w ith Case he sold his horse
14th I oome horn found a l l w e ll thank God . I sold m
y
Sam h o rs e f o r 60 d o lle r s oash
15th Went to W aterlo o abought selen my farm. I got
John M .rk s h o rse and oarge he wood take no pay for
i t .
loth I went to D undas p aid Uo^ensey oash £1, stade all
n ite a t MoVains
17th I p a id $ 3 o .o o to Win. Barlow on B ill Addiges note
tl5) John K irk s e n t 20 b a r le s flow er for katy
16th W
e a re a l l abought home a l l w ell thank God
1854
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4th
I a t D unkerd M eton h o y s to o u r oh a l l w e ll
1 so ld a w agon an d o ld m are to Mr. B a x te r fo r
fSXXK £ 7 .7 .4 G ot $ 4 0 . i n o a a h and a n o te fo r
$37. and 4 / to h e p a id i n th r e e monoe a f t e r
d a te . M r. B . l i v e s i n W a te rlo o
I w ent to D a n il C a se s w e n t to K e lso n to g i t
Marys th in g s l e f t M ary and th in g s a t D. C ases
C ase f e t c h e d M arys t h i n g s to my h o u se my fam ley
was p l e s e d .
I w ent ag a n e t o E*lam hrough
I th in k t h e r e w as n o th in g don on th e 23d.
I oome home C a r lto n oome home we a r e a l l w e ll
A, R ohson t o D u n d as w ith 17 h a r l e s flo w e r a t 1 /9
R aohel t o M eton r e s t a t home a l l w e ll
Wm. to L i t t l e s g o t s e t t l e d w ith M r. L i t l e
A ll ru n in g a b o u g h t
Wm. w en t w ith C a r lto n t o th e R a le ro a d . I so ld
my farm t o M r. D a v id M ain . J u n e r f o r 14 h undred
d o lla r s 100 P o u n d down an d 300 a y e a r t e a l a l l
is p a id I am t o l i v e on th e p la o e f o r one y e a r
e f 1 h e h a v e m y s e lf . God h e p ra s e d a l l i s w e ll
C a rlto n an d I w e n t to A lo ra s ta d e a l l n ite
W
e 00m h ao k a s f a r a s new hope s ta d e a l l n i t e
We 00m home a l l w as w e ll th a n k God
R aohel to m eto n r e s t a t home a l l d a y
1 p a id i n o a sh to S . H oltm an and A rm strong
C a rlto n and Wm. w ent to th e 1 0 th oonoeson. 1
abo u g h t th e p la o e a l l w e ll 1 p a id F . D ugles
$ 9 .I s . a l l I ode him
Boys h a s n o t 00m h ao k y e a t 9 o o lo o k m orning
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went to G alt got l/ 4 tun shorts
0
I gth
Went to Flambrough at D. Cases a ll nite
[ ?th
I to F o sters got bugy weals fix t lor 2,4,
I 8th I com home from ■h'lambro Unkel Henry and wife was
heare and we w ily
9th Unkel and Ant went horn abought 9 oclock
10th Went to buckanens paid him $20.10 for a note that
C.C. Smith 8ind for me. I was very m
uoh out of
umer w ith my fsm iley
11th I went to G alt fo r shorts with D, Main
12th 1 went to u n k els C.C. Smiths gived him a note that
he sined fo r me to Buokan for £5. 1 got som
e
sead poto g iv e 5 /6 a bushel
13th
I
14th
I went to tr o y to m ill a ll is well
I went to Dundas got a barle of fish for 4,
Paid Colman a l l I ode him
15th I at home a l l day a l l w ell than God
16th A ll a t home a l l w e ll
17th I tuok C arlton to flambrou. I to Jacobs all
18th I and Jacob to Hamilton to Cort
19th I come home a l l was w ell ♦
20th To troy and to G alt maid $2, oash
2l8t Home a l l day not w ell
22nd I at home a l l day s t i l l bad with rumites
23d Most a ll o f to meton a ll well
24th I soad 2 bushel of peas for the first CarltoD
commenced work h is horses fir st
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I soad 1 bu sh e l o f p eas I am bad w ith ruinates
in my l e f t s h o ld e r . R e st w e ll thank God.
C arlto n and Wm. h a s gon to tro y to g it his horses
shod
C arlto n and Wm. h a s gon to tro y to do some work
I t snoed i n th e m orning th a t I could not come
home t e l l a t e i n th e day, a l l was w ell
I w ent to t r o y and b o u t a l o t of Mr. Munholen
fo r § 5 0 . i t i s to b e p a id in s ix monce from date
Jacob com h e a r a b o u t 1 oclock he and famley well
I tuck him home to Flam brough West. W
e was at
a plowen m a tc h . Jaco b S a rro se s, senr.
I a t D. C ases come home in aftern o o n
Went to t r o y to s e e abought th e lo t
I a t horn a l l d ay m other to see h ir fath er
I work a b o u g h t th e shop a l l is w ell
P la n te d my p o t o t s . C a rlto n and W
m. home
I soad som o a t s . C a rlto n and W
m. plowed
Went to John G ru m its g o t som o a ts . George hired
a l l day .
A ll to m eton we a r e a l l w e ll God be prased
Was w orken a b o u g h t th e house a l l w ell. Carlton
and Wm. w ent to Flam brough E ast
I took Mary to Stam e burge ( C arltons place
I be gone to work in tro y on the lo t Sat. W
m
.
has n o t com home y e a t 1 wood be glad for him
to com home I hope he is w ell
1 to tr o y a g a in w ith som p o sts and plowed the lo t
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I to tr o y to work a l l day work hard, very hard
I to tr o y again George w ith me a l l w ell
Wm. home. George Armstrong and fam ley a ll day.
I t rain ed a l l day. Mother and I ood not goe to meton
W
m
. and I went to Flambro to a lo tte r y - Mr. Markler
Went to H an ersvil to g it a spoted mare. Come home
by tr o y , a l l w e ll
I bought a coken sto v e for $45. Give one note
for £4.10 s h illin g s in January 1856 and one to be
paid in January 1857 fo r £4.18/9 cy.
Have not done much work to Troy with load of lumber
I s i c k , u n k e l C . C . s m it h w a s h e a r , r e s t w e l l
I t r a i n e d a l l d a y n o w o rk d o n
M o th e r a n d I t o m e to n . M oC lnen M a rg n et b e r r e d .
Wm. a n d I t o t r o y w o rk a t f e n c e a l l d a y h a rd
We a l l w e n t t o t r o y t o w o rk on th e l o t
W ent t o t r o y p l a n t e d o u r p b t o s g o t d u n . M o th er
s t a d e a l l n i t e a t D a v id C o r n e l l s - b o y s i o k
Wm. w e n t w it h G e o rg e A rm stro n g to w ork f o r h im .
1 w o rk en a b o u g h t t h e sh o p
I a b o u t t h e sh o p a l l d a y
W orken a l l d a y a t a g a t e
M o th er and 1 t o m eto n and t o C h a r le s Xambs i n
a f t e r n o o n . Jam es h e a r a l l d a y we a r e a l l w e ll
Went to C. M okes to b y a sp an o f h o r s e s . M other
and I t o f u r n i l a t D . C o r n e lls i n a fte r n o o n
I w ork a t g a t e . Wmi. to work a t D . M a in s, Ju n er
Wm. t o work f o r D.M. 1 ab o u g h t th e p la o e
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1854 T he D ia r y /6 3
June
1 s t I w e n t t o C o r n e l l s m i l l g o t th e lu m b e r from D avid
C o r n e l l t h a t I w as to h a v e f o r a w atch
2nd Wm» a n d I w e n t t o t r o y d on no w ork
3d I w e n t to G a l t w ith D. M ain to s e t l w ith Congo
4 th R a c h e l a n d V/m, t o l i t t e l S c o tle n d to Meton.
M o th e r a n d I to m eto n
5 th M o th e r a n d I to f'la m b ro u g h I s ta d e a t Jaco b s
6th I to D undas b o u g h t £ 1 .6 .1 0 w o rth o f tu le s
7th I a b o u g h t th e s h o p . D avid and Jam es Baker hear
8th I t r a in e d a l l d a y n o th in g dun a l l w e ll
9th Wm. w e n t to ^ i t s e l s g o t f u r tr e e s
10th I w e n t t o t r o y an d p la n t e d them on the l o t
11 I to Met o n R a c h e l an d Jam es s i c k
12 th Went t o R lam bro t o C a se s a l l w e ll
13th I a n d Wm. t o t r o y to w o r k . R . a n d Jam es s ic k
14 t h I w ork en a b o u g h t sh o p to G a lt i n afternoon
15 th Wm. a n d I t o w o r k a t fr a m e t o go to t r o y . M o th e r
a n d G e o rg e w e n t t o A r m s tr o n g s
16 th X to w o rk a b o u g h t t h e fr a m e
17 th P a i n t e d m y b u g y a n d m ade a p a r e o f s h a v e s
18th I a n d R a c h e l a n d Wm. to me t o n . h . C ase h e r e
19 t h vVm. a n d X w o rk o n th e r o a d a l l w e ll
20 th X o n t h e r o a d . Wm. to g a it to a s h o e ( show )
2 1 s t I to fla jn b ro u g h t o g e t n a i l s f o r new h o u se
1854
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The R eed D ia ry #64
June
22nd
23d
24th
25th
26th
27th
28th
29th
30th
Ju ly
1st
2nd
3d
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
16th
20th
Wm. to work f o r D u g le s, Iabought th e ahop.
Wm. and I on th e ro d e to work
We w ere a l l to w ork abought th e p lace
M other and I to m eton. R achel and James to
F lam b ro .
R ach el com hom from Flam bro a l l w e ll
Jacob com h e r e s ta d e a l l n i t e
I p a n te d a wagon a l l i s w e ll thank God
Went to F lam bro f o r Jan e to goe w ith me
I and Jane w ent to Bur fo rd to see Saray
We com s to p e d a t u n c le s Sm ith a l l w ell
Wm. tu c k Jan e home, a l l was w e ll
N elson B ehim er was h e re c h ild r e n to Sunday School.
M other to m eton in fo rn o o n
I to F lam bro, James and H. Lamb, mowed
I and G eorge ra k e d hay a l l day
I droyed in th e hay was v ery t i r e d
J u s t re d y to go to Flam bro to D. Gases
Wm. and 1 a t th e h ay . 1 com hom th a t n ite
I a t home hung a g rin e sto n e . W
m. com home
D avid and Wm. come home, c h ild re n to Sunday School
James v e ry s ic k w ith th e ag er
1 2 th , 1 3 th , 14th I a t D. Cases maken hay 15 a t
home
At Jacobs S ir r a s 17th 18th and 1 9 th .
At home moan p eas. W
m. oommenoed h a rv e st the 19th
1854
lu ly
21
22nd
234
24th
25th
26th
27th
28th
29th
30th
31st
Aug.
1st
End
3d
4th
6th
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The S e sd D ia r y #65
I a t p e a s . G ot dun v e ry t i r e d . D royed in 220
sh e a v e s o f w h e at i n a f te r n o o n .
Cut w h eat ra k e d and bound 133 sh ea v es
I w ent to D. C ases th e y was a l l w e ll
Wm. an d I w ork i n h a r v e s t f i e l d h a r d . Went t o t r o y
a t n i t e t o h e a r S p e n c e sp a k
A ll w ork a t h a r v e s t h a r d . M r. R o b e rt Spence was
n o m in ated f o r o o n s e l.
We a r e a l l h a rd t o w ork in h a r v e s t
S t i l to w ork i n h a r v e s t a l l w e ll p r a is God. Sandy
G a rn et and Jam es C rin w orked f o r u s $ 1 . d ay
A ll t o w ork i n h a r v e s t . S and I s t i l work f o r u s
V ery ra n e y m orning i t r a in e d a l l n i t e a g ra d e l
in c o u n try , w h eat b a d . (g r e a t d e a l? )
M other and I to meto n . R achel w ith D. M ain.
W esley M ain w ork f o r us in h a r v e s t. I am o u to n
p ea s i t i s v e r y warm to d a y . A ll w e ll th an k God
T his i s a b o u g h t e ig h t o c lo c k in th e m orning. I
am now 64 y e a rs o ld and w e ll. A ll th e fa m ily is
w e ll we a r e th a n k f u l f o r i t . I t is l i k l e y to be
a ra n e y day muoh w heat is out
W
e have s e t o u t a l l o f o u r w heat to d a y . Wm. w orken
f o r W. W illim a t h i s day
Wm. s io k . I d id n o t muoh work g o t in same w heat
Got dun w ith our w heat g o t some o a ts . Wm. work
f o r D. M ain i n a f te rn o o n . M rs. R ich erd s and Win.
A rm strongs w ife h e r e . A ll w e ll. God be
p ra is e d f o r i t .
W
e a re a l l to work in o a ts . Wm. to D. M ains.
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The B% otL D iary #66
g R achel and George and Hiram to Sunday sch o o l.
James and David a t home. Garnet h ere. John
Dary was here to te e w ith us
7th to work hard. W
m. to D. Mains th is afternoon
I am very had w ith the backake. I work w ith my
oot on. R est in good h e lth
8th I went to D. Cases in eveng to see Jane
9th S h e i s b e t t e r . 1 s t a d e a l l n i t e . C h r i s t e e n com home
w ith m e. We a r e a l l w e l l th a n k God f o r h i s g o o d n e s s
1 0 th We g o t d u n o u r w o rk a b o u g h t 10 o c lo c k m o rn in g
1 1 th G ot d u n t h r a s h i n g p e a s . W orked h a r d . Wm. a t M a in s .
12th W ent to t r o y r o a d a b o u g h t a l i t t e l
13 th H iram i s v e r y s i c k co d n o t go to s c h o o l
14th I com m enced p l a i n g e b o r d s f o r my h o u s e i n t r o y
15th S t i l l a t t h e sam e w o rk . We a r e a l l w e ll God be
p r a i s e d . H ave lo o k e d f o r Ja n e an d D a n al a l l d ay ,
t h i s i s h e r b i r t h D ay s h e i s 35 y e a r s o ld t h i s d a y
1 6 th I w e n t t o G a l t t o m i l l
1 7 th Wm. a n d I i s r e a d y t o g o e t o t r o y I b o u g h t a h o r s e
o f P I . Wood f o r 1 0 1 0
1 8 th M o th er an d I t o c o p e to w n i n o u r o ld n a b e r h o o d .
We fo u n d som o f o u r f r i n d s v e r y s i c k . A n t M a ty s i c k
19 th I w o rk ed i n s h o p a l l d a y h a r d
20th C h ild r e n to S o n d a y s c h o o l . M o th er s i c k . Jam es
w en t t o A nt M a ty s an d U n k el E l e t . T h ey g i t t n b e t e r
Mr. E l e t v e r y b a d . We a r e w e l l .
2 1 st 1 t o w ork a b o u g h t b a r n and h o u s e . B in a h o t d a y
Wm. w ent aw ay on 1 9 t h , h a s n o t com b a c k .
22nd 1 a b o u g h t h o m e a l l w e l l
23d We o om m enoed t h r a s h e n . Win. com hom e
1854
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24th We a t th ra sh e n a l l d ay hard very hot
25th Wm. and Joseph has gon to help Mr. Garriok to
th ra s h
26th W
m. and Joseph to Mr. G arrick s. I helped D. Main
droye dung w ent to G alt a f te r noon. I horred
2 d o lla r s o f John K irk
27th W
e a re j e s t g itte n redy to go to camp meton
28th W
e went to m eton and had a good tim e. Mother
and I w ent hack ag a in we l e f t Raohel thare she
w ill s ta y t i l l th e meton brakes up. W
m
. thare
29th I w ent to oamp m eton, went fo r Jane Rymal, she
is h e re w ith u s , we are w e ll. W
m. is sick .
Boys and I to work abought the barn.
30th M other and I to a fu m e l old Mr. Mucen is
bered
31st I to S a lt w ith 10 bushel
Sept. W
e s e n t fo r Sindy we was glad to see h ir. Raney
1 st day fo r th e f i r s t th re e monce we are much in
want of i t
2nd I a t John M ollroyes a t a seed shoe (show)
3d I tuok l i t e l boys to Sonday school and oom back
and tu c k R aohel and Jane Rymel th are then to
C.H. Lambs. I shaved th a re - they was w ell
Dave M itohel d ied the 2nd day of Sept.
4th I went to C.C. Sm iths and to tro y
5th I went to b u rfe rd to see John and Sarah, they
was w e ll thank God
6th Went to Flambro to Cases, a l l w ell
7th Come home la te a t n ite . Wheat is f>1.4s
6th Boys and I oleaned up 50 bushel of wheat $1.44
I got 82 d o lle rs and 7/ york in cash fo r i t
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"Sept.
9th
10th
11th
12 th
13th
14th
15th
16 th
17 th
18 th
19th
20th
2 le t
I p a i d P . Wood t e n d o l l e r s on th e h o r s e I b o u g h t
o f h im . C le a n e d w h e a t i n f o r e n o o n w e n t to t r o y
i n a f t e r n o o n . D . C ase w e n t w ith me Jam es come
b a c k w i t h u s
R a c h e l a n d J a n e R ym al t o S o n d y s c h o o l. M o th er
an d I to m e to n i n a f t e r n o o n
I tu c k 65 b u s h e l a n d 33 l b . to B e v e r ly a t
1 2 / y o r k . Wm. w e n t to D. C a se s to w o rk on th e
p l a c e We a r e a l l w e ll p r a i s Cod f o r h i s g o o d n e ss
I w e n t t o M r. P e t e r l e e s to b y a h o r s e o f him
o f e r d h im $ 1 3 0 f o r th e h o r s e he wood n o t ta k e i t
W ent t o M i l l a t S a n t G eo rg e g o t w ork dun
W orked my h o r s e h e i s a v e r y good o n e . Went to
t r o y f o r Jam es i t i s a v e r y r a n e y d a y
I w e n t t o P la m b ro s t a d e a l l n i t e a t D. C a se s.
Wm. i s a p lo u n t h a r e . D. C ase i s bade w ith a
b i l e
I com home a l l w as w e ll • I o le a n e d 16 b u s h e l
o f w h e at
R ao h el an d H iram to S .S . M other and c h ild r e n
to m e to n . I s i c k .
I w ent to D. C ases a t F lam b ro u g h . Went t o
D undas w ith 26 b u s h e l o f w heat a t 1 0 / a b u sh e lI
I come home I saw th e Hev. R o b t. Spenoe he i s
agane to o f e r P a rle m e n t. X p ro m ised him to
due a l l I was a b e l to due f o r him . I am p ro u d
t o w ork f o r so good a man I t r u s t I w i l l
su c c e e d . ( Wm. Shannon)
Went to D. C ases tu ck some sead w heat
Soad my w h e a t. Wm. and I to tro y to a m eton
th a t Mr. Spenoe h e ld a t n i t e o o n sa rn ln g h is
a le o to n . &ot home ab o u g h t 12 a t n ig h t.
The D i a r y
SeptT
22nd
23d
24th
25th
26th
27th
28th
29th
30th
31st
Nov.
1st
2nd
3d
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
W
e w ent hack to our work work very hard
I aun th e h ard es days work I ever dun. Was verv
t i r e d *
Was v e ry s ic k , never so sic k in my lif e
M other and Wm. went to see Mr. E let herred he
d ied on 22nd day S ep t. 1854, v ery good man*
S tade a l l n i t e a t V/m. Bimers a l l w ell thare
Come home, I was v e ry s ic k when th a got hom
C a rlto n s Shannons w ife d ied . Poor Mary is gon
W
e a r e a l l to work a t home
A ll to m eton, a l l w ell
W
e k i l e 5 hogs, a l l w ell
R achel and I went to see Sarah and John
R achel and 1 com hom a l l w ell
Wm. and I w ent to Dundas got irn for James.
Gave a n o te fo r £ 6 .1 7 /6 to he pade in 4 monce
Wm. to tr o y w ith James to take iro n to him
I p aid a n o te fo r James fo r £ 8 .3.0 to McKensey
Wm. t o tro y to work a t P otos. I a t home not w ell
Baid Mr. M ulholand $51 and 4 / fo r a lo t in
tro y
C h ild ren to meton mother and I a t home.
A ll to work a t home
A ll a re w e ll
I to Flam hro fe tc h ed mother home
R achel and I to Blambro a l l n ite a t D, Cases
W
m. tack R aohel home we are a l l w ell
I-w erked walked from D. Cases hom he for
b re a k fa s t. Mother and ch ild re n to meton.
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2d
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
W
m. BKlmer was hoar stafle a ll n ite
13th
14th
15th
W
m. to M ill a t S an t George to d in er I siok
W
m. to S ant George to to n ah ip shoe (show) 1 sick
W
m. to Rooken to h ear Spenoe & MoGill qurle
mW
m. to Flam brongh to D. Oases* I s id e
W
m. s t i l l to Flam bro. I g itte n b eter
W
m. y e a t a t Flam bro. I rauoh b e te r. AH w ell .
W
e m ost a l l to M eton. I am som b e te r Thank God
W
m. oom home. L e ft C arlto n sic k , r e s t w ell
W
m. and I w ent to E le c t ion a t hook ton
Spenoe 87 MoDonall 44.
W
m. and I agon to th e E le o tio n . Spence 140
MoD. 102
This i s a ra n e y day we dont du muoh a ll is well
The f i r s t day o f e le o tio n was 10th day of Oot.
Dundas M ountain..W ard. Spenoe 12. MoD. 11
Canal Ward. Spenoe 19; Mo, 9. Foundry Ward
Spenoe 24, Mo. 9.
Vale Ward. Spenoe 17. Mo5. onley.
B everly. Spenoe 87 Mo. 44. E ast Flamboro
Spenoe 60
Mo.
West Flam boro Spenoe 54. Mo. 30.
Spenoe 273. Mo. 109. M ajority fo r S pence 164
a l l r i t e . W
e a re a l l prod th a t we have got so
good in th e houBe. I hope he w ill due well
A ll to work abought home. Had a apel bee at n ite .
W
e k ild 2 p ig s
W
e are a l l abought goin to meton. Spenoe gand his
e le o tio n by 337 of m a jo rity . Spence forever for me.
16th Went to Flamboro fitoh ed Hiram home
W
m
. had teeth ake bad. Rest w ell
17th Raohel and I went to Galt got Rachel som things
19th Went to Flambro got som corn of Jacob Sirras
20th A ll went to tonsep shoe at Rockton, good one it was
21 W
m
. and 1 went to G alt. W
m
. got his teeth droed
23 I went to fu rn el. F llep Mains wife
24th I to Flambro tuck 2 oowes thare
28th A ll to work at home
30th W
e k ile 5 hogs a l l w ell
31st Raohel and 1 went to see Sarah and John.
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13th W
in. and I i s J e s t goen to Plamtrro
X4th W
m. ploud a l l day h a rd . I work abought the place.
15th I t snowed v e ry h ard in th e morning. I oom home i t
was v e ry muddy. R aohel had a q u ilto n - thay was
a l l w e ll th a n God
16th I am w orken in th e shop a l l w ell
17th W
m. com from D. Cases
18th W
m. and I to tr o y f e tc h James hom
19th R aohel and boys to Meton I and mother a t home
20th Wm. to m ill a t S a n t George got no work don
21st W
m. and m other w ent to see George and B esty. I
work in th e shop a t c o b e rt. I am in a grade 1
tr u b e l (g reat deal)
o f ( tro u b le ) dont no w hate to due
22nd W
m. l e f t me to goe fo r h im se lf I hope he w ill
due w e ll
23d R achel and I w ent to Sant George. I bought her
wedon su es (sh o e s? ) a t tro y
24th I work in th e shop. I am in much tru b le concern'g
R aohel She soon w i l l lev e us I am sorey fo r i t ,
God save th e d ee r g a r l. I am not w ell
25th I work in th e shop a l l w e ll P ra is God
26th R achel and boys to Meton. Mother and I w ell
27th R aohel and M rs. Main w ith me to G a lt. Got Rachels
wedon d o s e a t Mr. W hitens s to re , a l l w ell.
28th I went to tro y g o t two turkeys fo r the house.
P.D. is h ere th is n ite
29th I and P heares to Plambro to C arltons and Cases
IfovT
30th
j)eo.
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2nd
3d
4 t h
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7th
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10th
11th
12th
13th
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15th
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18th
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The ^ ee d F am ily ^71
We k i l d 4 h o g s we done i t our s e lv e s
I have o u t u p and s a l t e d my p o rk . C.C. Sm ith h ere
and w if e .
A ll to w ork a b o u g h t th e h o u se
I t sn o ad a l l d ay h a rd e we a l l a t home, a l l w e ll
I w ent to S a l t f o r M rs. M ain, v e r y o o ld
I w ork a b o u g h t th e p la c e s t i l l c o ld e r . N othen
goen on w o rth sp e k e n a b o u g h t.
A ll to w ork a b o u g h t th e p la c e
I w ent to M ill a t S a n t G eorge a l l i s w e ll
Went to F lam bro to C .C . sh an n o n s and to C ases
S ta d e a l l n i t e com horn b y t r o y fe to h James horn.
Went w ith Jam es to F iam bro e a s t . M other and
o h ild r e n to m eton
I and Jam es oome horn a l l w e ll
I a b o u g h t home muoh o u t o f umer
I and l i t e l boys to t r o y in th e fo rn o o n
M other and I to A nt Char l e t s to see g ra n fa th e r
M other and I to C .C . S m iths a l l w e ll
Went to t r o y to g i t my h o rs e s sh o d . James n o t
a t home
A ll a t home i t snoad a l l day o o ld .
I to ffroy g o t R a c h e ls lik e n s ta k e n f o r m y se lf.
Got my h o rs e s shod w e ll James don i t I
I payed Thomas and James ao o n t to S, Holkman,
whioh was £3 9 /3 8 P aid Bob on a n o te £ 3 ,1 0
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19th I have h in riden ahought. John Jones here.
I "bought me a new oap for $6 and 2 sh illin gs
york
20th I to tro y then to Sant George to Smiths a ll nite
21st I to Flambrough to Carltons and Cases stade a ll
n ite
22nd Do Do Do
23d I a t Jacobs then to Dundas got some things
24th Mother and I to Whilders Babcocks fu m il rest
at home
25th Joseph and I to ^lambro got a load of hay
26th W
e are a ll besey g itte n rede for Rachels wedon
Elon W illet is helpen a ll day hard, good garl
27th Rachel marred to Thomas Davy We had a good
wedon. Unkel Jacob and Ant here
28th I t raned a l l day nothing don a ll well
29th I abought home a l l w ell
30th I to John Kirks to a sa le
31st Mother and I to met on in forenoon to Flambro in
afternoon
1855
Jan Newers Day. M other and I com hom a ll well
1 st
2nd I to C a r lto n s and s ta d e a l l n ite a t Jacob S e rra s.
3d I to town meton. >/m, Tunis lo st his eliotion
4 th I a t H arv ey B abcocks a ll day
5th I ru n ab o u g h t n o te h don. I am in a g ra d e l o f tr o b e l
ab o u g h t my d e a r R ach el
6 th
Wm. and I to O a lt. I to Sons meton a t n ite
1865
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9th
10th
11th
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26 th
27th
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The D ia r y
lie are a l l a t hom a l l w e ll thank: God
I went to Troy* B aeh el moved t h is day
Went to Flambro Jacob w ith me stad e a l l n ite
a t Jones
Stade a l l n it e a t J o n es.
I and Jacob to Dnndas. Stade a l l n ite a t Johns
I and Jacob to C arlton s tha was a l l w e ll
Stade a l l n it e a t Jacob S irra s
V
fe are a l l a t hom and a l l w e ll thanks be to God
I to t r o y t o M i l l g o t n o g r in d e n
I a t home I s i c k r e s t w e l l
Josep h and I h e lp e d Mr. D . M ain a t o a ts
Boys and 1 h lp e d w it h o a ts
I w ent to C a r lto n s I t r a id h o r se s w ith h i m h e
gave me $ 2 to b a te 1 g o t a sm a ll b la ck h o rse
o f him
1 com home a l l w e ll
I t i s a s n o a n v e r y f a s t a l l a t hom e
I abo u g h t h o m e , v e r y c o l d , I m a id a a s h a n d e l
I w e n t t o t r o y g o t h o r s s h o d , s e t l e d w i t h <*ood
d u e h im # 4 .
Joseph a n d I got wood a l l d a y v e r y o o l d
I went to U r s . B a b c o c k s s a l e a l l w e l l
H ave heI n worken abought the shop
Went to Vlaabro to Carltons stade all nite
Ca K
,355 The Diary
Jan
28th 1 com hom tuck diner at John McXoss
#74
29th Mother and I went to A unt Janes tu c k diner. I0
G.C. f ild s tuck tee very cold
30th I went with ••in. to Jacobs to Plambro
g is t I at home a ll day to Mains at nite
Feb.
1st Mother and Mrs. Main to see Bachel
2nd I at home i t is a very stormy day
3d I went to Rumles, John Baker here
4th Davy and Rachel home. Betsy and George hone
Carlton and Mr. McDonal here to diner. I very
bad w ith a coaid bad co f.
5th Boys and I got wood, very cold
6th Boys help S. Cornell - I sick
7th Mother and Phres went to see Sarah and John
8th Mother and Phres com hom le f t a ll well
9th I got 3ick r e st a l l w ell
10th I went to got som things P. woods
11th Levi Shimer com here to le t us no that granfather
Bhimer was ded he dide 1 0 oolock. Mother and I
went to see him that n ite but he was ded before
we got thare.
12th Stormy day a ll at home
13th Levi Bhimer here he was goen to Plan, to git the
grave dug for the above father B. >
?m
, Armstrong
th is morning for Joseph. I went to Troy to unkels
Smiths and to C hrlets.
1855 #75
Feb". "
14th Mother and I to th e f u r n i l th e words from
B ool. 9 C h a p tr. 4 and 5.
15th I went to tr o y w ith lo ad of lumber
16th do do
17th Went to Mr. A. Tomsens f u r n il th e la r g e s t f u r n il
I ever seen I th in k moer th a n a 100 p ep el. I
went to u n k e l Jaco b s g o t my d in e r then to C arltons
l e f t th a r ab o u g h t 6 o o lo ck . R achel stad e a l l
n i t e . D. came in the morning
18th Mother and R ach el to m eton we are a l l w e ll
19th I to tr o y to S a n t George to Unkel Smiths
80th I to tr o y do do do I got $200.
$8. in cash
21st I tuok lum ber to tr o y
22nd do do
23d I to D. P a id W esley Main $10. Mr. Munholen $11.
P . Wood $ 1 6 . I p a id S . Holkman $25. Mr. Whiten $20.
24th P aid P . Wood $ 4 . on la n d whare I liv e
25th R achel and T. h e re a l l day a l l w e ll
26th I w ent to Flam bro to C a rlto n s sta d e a l l n ite
27th I to D. Case to se e David
28th I oom home. Venes C o rn e lls s to re b u rn t
March
1st I went to tr o y tu o k 2 lo ad s of lum ber. W
e are a l l
w e ll. M rs. Robson h ere to te e . I sold a sla y
to Mr. D ugles f o r $ 20. in lumber
2nd I to tro y tuok 2 lo a d s a l l is w e ll
34 Tuck 2 lo ad s of wood to tro y . John Long and Elmey jS
come to see u s .
They went home we was g lad to see them. Raohel
and T. h ere a l l day, a l l w ell.
4th
The hirga D ia ry
1855
Cols?
#76
I to tro y tuck 2 loads of good
To tro y tuck 2 lo ad s, "bad slayen, a ll well
qfa 'lie move to tro y , D, Main help us and D, Cornell
gth Tuck 2 lo ad s of goods to troy
gth I and hoys feto h ed 2 loads a ll our hens. Hiram
is v ery had w ith a oold re s t well
10th I and hoys to old place fetohed oowes and a load
of straw . Bought 12 hens of F, Main for l/6
Bought 19 hens of Mr. Brine
I had 26 of my own maken 57 hens,
11th W
e are a l l w e ll thank God for his goodness
12th I went 1 load to th e old place and went out to
hy some hens go t non, a l l well
13th Stormed a l l day very hard nothing don
14th David fe tc h ed me a f a t hog wad 276 lh s,
15th A ll to work ah ought the place
16th Boys and 1 got wood a l l day hard I bad backake
17th This i s Hirams b irth d ay he is 8 years old. I
am s t i l l had w ith haokake
(16) I hot 3 hens give 5 sh illin g s for them
18th W
e are a l l w ell P ra is God for i t .
19th I and hoys put the ra fte rs on the barn
20th James and X to o o rt to Rookton very oold
21st I work ahought the plaoe
22nd Mother and I to unkel Smiths nobody at home
The D iary
1866
CstSe
The Hwd D iary #77
0&roh
22nd
20d
24th
26th
26th
27th
28th
29th
30th
31st
April
le t
2nd
3d
4th
6th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
M other and I to W
in. B iships to tee very good
A ll a t home. P. B u tle r and wife here
I to th e o ld p la o e . W
m
. oom hom he well I went
w ith him in a fte rn o o n
R aohel and Thomas to see u s. George went for them
I work fo r M r. Hunt a l l day got 66 sheves oats
I and boys drawed straw a l l day
M other and 1 to M r. Hunts he gave mother 3 hens
M other a t a q u ilto n a t Mr, Misners. I at the
r a le ro a d w ith W
m. Bishep
I tuok James th e sawer to Dundas for $2.
I w ent to h a in e r s v ille then to lovevill(?)
I a t J , P u lls w ith Jane very oold
At D. Cases a l l day very cold
1 a t Jaoobs a t Dundas, tha was a ll well
I oom hom C a rlto n $78. in oash
I work a t th e b arn ru f very hard
I work a t th e barn ru f . Good Friday,
At th e b arn a l l day
Unkel David Rymal hear the f i r s t time he was at
th is plaoe I was glad to see him
1 and boys to work abought home
I to the Stone Hoad. I paid S, Holman $20.
paid W
m. Main $6. I bought 11 hens
1 got E loads of straw of Mr. Hunt, a ll well
y #78
3.2th
X3th
14th
16th
16th
17th
18th
19th
(1 8 th )
20th
21st
22nd
Q3d
24th
26th
26th
27th
28th
29th
30th
1055
The Re-ed Dx ar
X w en t t o th e o ld p la c e f o r h ay
X a t home U n k el S m ith h e re
We a l l a t hom to w ork on th e p la c e
N. M isn e r an d w if e h e r e a l l w e ll
W ent to th e o ld p la o e l e t Wood have a wagon f o r $70
I w en t an d g o t som w ild t r e a s to p u t a t th e doer
A ll to w ork a b o u g h t th e p la o e
Made some f i n o e . Boys to o ld p la c e
M rs. C olem an a n d M rs. P rin e se e us
a , C o r n e ll and C. B en et h e a r a l l d ay
I tu c k C. B e n e t a d ra g f o r $11.
Jo se p h a n d I to D undas to s e e Jaoob
To C ases and t o C a rlto n s g o t some seed p o to .
M other and I to M ains and t o C. C o rn e lls
A ll t o w ork G eorge h e a r
A ll to w ork M other t o se e R a c h e ll a l l w e ll
Went to D undas w ith B e n n e tt to Jaco b s.
I oome hom fo u n d a l l w e ll
A ll a t home
I to Fiem bro s ta d e a l l n ite a t u n k els Jacobs.
May
I t o D undas t o J a c o b s g o t 8 b u sh e l o f w heat
? and 47 l b s a t 1 7 /6 y o rk a b u s h e l h ig h p r ic e .
<in“- I s o l d my b u g g y t o Jaoob fo r $ 6 0 . v e r y ohep.
. 1. I w ork a b o u g h t t h e home
4th Do Do Do
C/JUirC
The D ia ry #77
3.866
W
e p la n te d some p o to and o th er work
. Mr. Wood and D avid and Wm. to d in e r. David was
-never h e re b e fo re
I to Dundee w ith David th en to C arltons
I a t o a s e s , i t snowed a l l day, 6 inches deep
gth C arlto n fe tc h e d me to Dundee 1 com horn w ith Jesey
C o rn ell I found a l l w e ll
10th -Boys and I to w ork abought home
11th W
e maid th e fe n c e b e fo re th e doer
12th I went to H unts ra s e n th e fram e, th e b e st frame I
ever see n in my l i f e
13th A ll a t home a l l w e ll
14th Boys and I d ro ed s to n e a l l day
15th W
e p la n te d p o to s on th e u p er lo t
16th W
e a t th e s to n e a g a in and g o t som hay
17th W
e work ab o u g h t home a l l w e ll
18th James and I to Dundas fe tc h e d Mrs. McCloskey back
19th I s e n t R ach e ls cow and c a l f to her
20th This i s a v e ry b e a te f u l morning we are a l l w ell
21st I went to D. Colmans g o t 10 b u sh el of o ats
22nd M other and I to U nltel F ild s a l l w ell
234 Boys w orked a t tu r n ip s ground hard
24th 1 and George to Dugdas to s e le b r a t Queens b ir th day
2Bth W
e work abought home v e ry hard
mzr'
gth
1855
CcL&f
The D ia ry #78
Hay
26th We w ork th e p o to g ro n d I t i r e d
27th V ery n is e m o rn in g , a l l w e ll. Thomas Davy and
B aohel h e r e
28th Boys and I work a t new ground
29th A ll w e ll , sam e w ork
30th We p la n te d som p o to and work a t new ground
June A ll t o w ork a t new g ro u n d
1st
2nd do do
3d do do
4th A ll w e ll M o th er t o m eton in a fte rn o o n
5th A H to w ork on new g ro u n d
7th P la n t p o to i n new g ro u n d
8th I b a c k a k e , p l a n t p o to . Mr. D. M ain and W
m. W illim as
to d in e r
9th I to C h a r le s B e n e ts g o t som p eas and poto
10th r a n e y m o rn in g a l l w e ll
11th Went to B undas t h e n to C ases th e n to H a in e s v ill
12th To H a m ilto n th e n t o D undas th e n oom home
13th I lo a d my t u r n i p s e a d
14th P h e r f s an d I w ork on th e ro a d
15th On th e r o a d a g a in
16th R a in i n f o m o n i n a f t e r noon I w ent to Mr,
S te n eb o u g h an d Woods r a s e n m ill
17th Boys and I h o a d p o to s a l l day
18th We l a t h th e Duohmans h o u se a l l d ay
1855
The S e e d D ia r y #79
We w ork a t Duchm ans a l l d a y v e r y t i r e d
20tb Went to S a n t G eorge an d to u n k e l S m ith , and t o
D avid M ains s e t i l e d w ith h im . B ought some p o rk
from H olkm an. R an ey tim e w a u g h te r v e r y h i .
22nd 1 s io k i n th e n o o n g o t wood in a f te r n o o n
234 I w ent to s to n e r o a d g o t a lo a d o f tim b e r .
M urfes w e n t a w ay don 10 d a y s w ork a t 1 0 / I
p a id them $ 8 i n c a sh f o r w ork a t h o u se
24th A ll a t home i t r a i n e d some
25th The m u rfe s com b a c k w ork 4 d a y s I p a id them $ 9 .
26th A ll to w o rk a b o u g h t th e p la c e
27th I w ent t o D u n d as Ja c o b tu c k me to C a rlto n s
28th 1 oom horn g o t som w in d e r s a c k p a id $ 2 .4 0
29th A ll t o w o rk a b o u g h t home
(27th) H iram r u n a n a i l i n h i s f o o t v e r y b a d
28th We lo o k f o r R a c h e l an d Thomas d id n o t come
July
1 st We a r e a l l w e l l
4th I and M r. M isn e r w e n t to t h e .............. I w ork a t
w agon, H iram v e r y b a d
10th H iram b a d . I g o t i n a d o tc h e r ( d o c to r )
H th I to w ork i n s h o p . D oc. Mun W oran la n o e d H ira m 's
f o o t , v e r y b a d
12th Jaoob come to s e e H iram h e i s v e r y b ad
13th i d ra w ed i n h a y v e r y t i r e d
^th i t r a i n e d w e a r e a l l w e l l
I w ork i n th e sh o p a l l d a y
6th D royed i n l a s t o f o u r h a y . R a c h e l and Thom as, an d
C a rlto n and Wm. h e r e . Jo se p h and C h r is te e n C ase
h e re
C/UC-K
!866 Th# /^o
2i 0t 1 went to Flam bro sta d e a l l n lte unkol Jaoobs*
22nd Went to C arl to n e and Cases
25th Very ran e tim e* Joseph has com home stole
26th I work abought the barn
27th Went to s to n e road g o t bords
26th Morse and G eorge w ent to the ston e road
29th A ll a t home a l l w e ll thanlc God
50th W
e work a t th e barn hard tired *
01at Boys and I work a t hay very hard rin e wheat her
Aug, I work a t hay v e r y hard* This is my b irth day.
le t I am 6 6 y e a r s o ld t h is day
2nd 1 work a t th e b a rn and other work
2d Went to E
’lam bro to h a r v e st my wheat
4th I a t Be a l l day oome home th a t n ite
5th A ll a t home a l l day, a l l w e ll
®th I work fo r t a le r in h a rv est hard
£th i to flam bro for lo a d of wheat
8th
9th
10th do do do
llth I to work in h a rv est fo r A, Hunt, hard
18th At hom a l l w e ll thank God
I rnoad a l l day very tir e d at n ite
14th hrawed in hay a l l w ell
I moad a t A. Columns
Jan
7th
8th V ery o o ld s t i l l . I bad w ith so e r to e
10th Went to S . Hokmans
11th Jo sep h a t th e G ate
18th Not muoh don my to e bad
13th I t h a s sn o ed som a l l w e ll b u t poor to e v e ry bad
I l e t D. Weage h av e th e s o r a l h o rse to go to
Wood s to c k
14th I to o o r t a t R o o k to n . S ta d e v e ry l a t e . B eet
Van S io k l .
15th S e tle d w ith D uch Shum aker due him th re e d o lle rs
and 2 s h i l l i n g s ,
86th I and D. Colm an w e n t to S q e rs to su e Beny Ony
Van S io k e l f o r ru n in g th e to le g a te
87th Snoye d a y . G eorge h a s gon fo r B etsy
Feb.
3d M other and G eorge to s e e R ao h el
6th I moved to D avid M ains p la o e . I have h ire d th is
p la o e f o r s i x y e a r s I g iv e him >$50. a year he
gav es me th e g a rd o n and 2 a o k e rs o f land w ith
some o th e r p r i v l e g s . I have been a l l weake
moven u p .
13th R aohel h e r e to s e e u s .
81st )
1860 ) I am goen to k eep a o o n t agan how th in g s goes
w ith me. H iram i s h e a r s io k w ith th e A re sip le s
I am n o t w e ll i t i s v e r y sto rm ey . M other is
w e ll. G eorge i s w orken f o r Dun.
82nd 1 q u ite s io k . H iram some b e te r . George to
U nkle S m ith s f o r s tra w
23d A H ab o u g h t th e h o u se , ra n ed a l l day hard
1866
Cat*
The Heed D ia ry #88
1855 The **»d D iary
I want w ith Sm ith to Ancestor
7th I work a t b a rn very hard a ll day
lfltb " " ” s ic k in afternoon
19th 1 and ®o th e r to C.C. S mitbs a ll wall
20tb X went to John B ias d els moad hard
2is t do do
22nd I a t th e hay a l l day hard
22d X s t i l l a t th e hay v e ry hot wether
24th I a t bay v e ry tir e d
25th S t i l l a t hay unkel »V
m
, and his son here
26th M other and c h ild re n to camp meton
27th X went to X). Colmans to G. Jones
I have done no r ito n sin ce the 27th day of
Hot. August 1 am sory th a t I did not
13th
Bov. I and boyB work a t house a l l day. I bought 43 iv.
b e e f from P . Main fo r 3 .2 .7 . 8*
14th M other to a q u ilto n a t C. Misners, raney day
1856
7an7 1 st I bought a to le gate for £1500 cy. did not
comenee t e l the th ir d day in afternoon had
some tr u b e l tuke in 1.4.0
3d
5th
6th
6th
7th
1 .2 /s ,
1 .3 /
2/4 copers a l l w ell abought home
Went to see Sarah and John a ll well
Went to Dundas traded a cuter for a horse slay*
Cold indeed not much don
#81
i860
feG
7
24th
26th
26th
27th
28th
Ca*<
The Di*r y #88
W
o Jest dun breokf«at wo well, Hiram lu
quite w ell thank God. I went with Cornell
to John Kirks. Jacob und hie three gurlo here
to eee ub.
W
e are a ll w e ll. W
o thank God for hie kindness
and maroy. Hiram and I worken at handBlay
A ll at home a ll w ell
I went to D* Cases
1 to D. Cases and to Watterdon
Saw som men f i t s one man got his ear bit of.
Friday I to Rooton
THE GRATE BRAK D
O
W
H
The great Western Railway on the desjurdins
Canal Hamilton Bridge on Thursday March
12th, 1867 100 s of liv e s lo st.
Beverly, March 15, Sheffild
C a^jf
The steed Diary
i860
Canning, G*W.
John McDonald died. L eft a wife and five children.
My son by law.
W
m
. Shannon
Death Notices pasted in back of the Diary
SSitMM: At West Flamboro, Feb. 22nd, James Newman.
Aged 72 years.
SH
A
N
N
O
N
: George C# Shannon, at the residence of his
brother. Wood Street Toronto, on Thursday,
June 5, (Ho year mentioned)
HOWIES: On Thursday, the 18th in s t. at Dundas, Bose A
r e lic t of the la te Edward Knowles, aged 53 years.
#85
The S e ed D iary
Poor l i t t l e Jo e, poor l i t t l e Joe
Pop y er eyes w ide open Joey
Pur I 'v e b ro u g h t you sunpin great
Apples? No; a derned sig h t b e tte r
D on't you ta k e no i n t , r e s t wait
Flow ers Joe - I knowd you'd lik e 'em
A int them scru m p tio u s a in t them high?
Tears my boy w ots them fu r Joey
There, poor l i t t l e Joe d o n 't cry
I was s k ip p in p a s t a winder
Where a bang-up la d y so t
A ll among a l o t o f bushes
Each one c lim b in ' from a pot
Every bush had flo w e rs on i t
P re tty ? Mebbe n o t I Oh no
• Wish you c o u ld a seen em growin
I t was such a s tu n n in ' show.
Potation:
Began to p ic k stra w b e rrie s for Hopkins 26th
June.
June 26th 82 baskets
June 2 7 th 22 "
Christina Keid began to pieoe a Log-Cabin quilt on
the 28th of February 1883.

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