Robert Watson Diary, 1885

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Robert Watson Diary, 1885

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January 1, 1885

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wind north west. Margaret was Boiling cider all day. I got at Morrows 20cts
worth of note paper. I was in to Bob Turners to see about lifting his Barn
a very stormy night a north wester. W. Cook had my wagon yesterday
January 10 John Galbraith paid me fifteen Dollars 15=00. on his account. I Paid John
Hurd Twenty five $25=00 I spent ten cents at Stewarts for Oisters. I had my
dinner at Tomey Hurds. I went down to James Johnstons and got 13. Posts for
the cear board fence not paid and 1. one small Post for the fence rail. a very
cold day wind west. E. Ward came stayed all night
January 11. Sunday .I was at home all day. E. Ward was here all day 3 meals he stayed
all night. Dull day, wind south west a little snow
January 12 I went down to Zurich with John Torance to the anuel meeting a very rough
day a north wester. I spent 75 cents for my dinner and a drink. I Paid Hess
$.1.=00 for cleaning my watch and Edwards .50 cents. Eddy stayed all and
had his breakfast this morning.
January 13. .I went down to the Sable Line for. W. Foster I got from A M Campbell .
11. bushels and. 40. lbs of wheat at 7 cents. per bushel on his account
A very cold day wind west. W. Foster and I had a drink at Cooks fifteen cents
January 14 W. Foster. and. I sawing wood in the afternoon at J. Turners for me. I was
filing the saw in the forenoon very cold wind south west
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January 15th
. I was drawing wood all day from J. Turners with our team. W. Foster and
Edward Ward was cutting wood for me at J. Turners. all day. a dull day wind
changeable cool Edward came last night
two meals at J. Turners 30 cents
January 16. I was drawing wood from James Turners all day W. Foster and Sam Weir
was cutting all day at J. Turners for me had two dinners at J. Turners I had Mr.
Turners sleighs. I Paid Edward Ward 50. cents Brother John and Sarah came.
John paid me $.5.=.00 for four days of ½ work in harvest he gave one ten
Dollars for to pay his taxes he paid father Eighty dollars $.80=00 his rent
E. Ward stayed all night last night had his breakfast this morning a cold day
wind north East
January 17. W. Foster and Edward at our Place all day. a. very stormy day a north wester.
E. Ward stayed all night last night 3 meals to day. I was thrashing Oates in the
forenoon. In the afternoon. I went up to Varna. I paid Old Hughey
Cunningham 25. cent for mending Johnys Boots
I paid at Morrows for 4 shoe laces. 8. cents
January 18. Sunday a very stormy day very cold wind South west W. Foster was here all
day and Edward Ward all day 3 meals I was at home all day. Alice and Johney
did not go to school
January 19 I was drawing wood all day from James Turners. W. Foster and Sam were
sawing wood for me all day at Turners had two dinners at Turners a very cold
day wind south-west Edward Ward stayed all night last night had his breakfast
and left Watson and OConnors from Seaforth left a sewing machine
January 20 . W. Foster and Sam were sawing wood at J. Turners for me all day. I was
drawing wood all day a very cold day wind south west. I Paid Brother Johns
taxes ten $.and.76.cents had two dinners at James Turners.
January 20 I paid Ten Dollars at Morrows on account 1884 10=00
I got at Morrows 2 undershirts for Margaret $2=60 not paid
I got 3 and a ½ yards of flannel for Johney shirts at 32 cents per yard. 1$ and
12 cents 1=12 not Paid
January 21 I was drawing wood all day from J. Turners. W. Foster was cutting wood for
me in the forenoon at J. Turners and in the afternoon he was sawing wood for
James Turner
A very cold day wind north west very cold
George Mitchell Paid three Dollars to balance account, settled in full
January 22 I was drawing wood from J. Turners all day W. Foster was sawing wood all
day for J. Turner. A fine day but very cold wind north west
James McClymont Paid me twenty five Dollars for moving his Barn. I Paid
him $1. and 60 cents for ding my road work
January 23 W. Foster and John. Sparrow. sawing wood for me all day at James Turners
had 3 meals at J Turners 45cts
I was drawing wood all day drew 3 loads, a fine day wind south west snow in
the Evening
January 24 W. Foster was sawing wood all day for James Turner
John Sparrow and I went down to Kalbfleischs mill for 800 feet of lumber for
me. we had one of J. Sparrows horses and sleigh. I Paid Henry Kalbfleisch six
$ 6 Dollars for the Eight hundred feet of lumber. I spent 20 cents at Zurich for
Oisters. I got measured for a pair of Boot at Reoddings in Zurich they are to be
five and a ½ Dollars $5=50cts
I am to get them week after next. a fine soft day wind south
January 25Sunday a very cold day wind west fine day. I took W. Foster down to the
Sable Line Sister Ellen came home with me
January 26 John. Sparrow and I went down to Kalfleischs swamp in the forenoon a very
rough day a north wester
I got at Morrows 4 spools 16cts. the sewing machine men came Watson and
OConnors from Seaforth. I stayed at John Walkers all night
January 27 I took Sister Ellen home and went down to Tom Stinsons and Brother Johns
had my tea. W. Foster came home with me
A fine day but very cold wind west. Had dinner at Alfreds
January 28W. Foster and Sam Weir was cutting wood for me at J. Turners they had their
dinners at J. Turner. A very fine day wind west
John Sparrow and .I went down to Exeter. Fair. 70. cents from Brucefield. I
Paid at Fittons for a new watch case and my old one five Dollars in cast. 5=00
and spent at john Spackman for hardware 1=85
for 6 snaps. and 7 files. and. 6 nots of choak line and 6 pencils and 25 cents for
dinner. and 20 cts. I Paid for a lock for uncle 20
January 29 I Paid W. Foster 4 dollars 75 for 9 days and ½ work 4=75
I, went to W. Aame’s with J. Sparrow to meet John Spackman, a very rough
cold day. I took W. Foster to Bro. John’s in the evening Bro. John Paid me
75cts that I Paid for his taxes
January 30 I went to Seaforth took ten beushels of a grist to the mill I paid 35cts at
Kennedy’s for my dinner and Polly I p’d at Mrs. Kidd 60cts 60
for a stove back, to be returned if it does not fit
I p’d Leopold Van Egmond for fixing W.Fosters saw set 20
A fine mild day
January 31 Father lent me fifty dollars 50=00
I p’d Uncle J. Watson fifty four dollars 54=00
Money that he lent me on the 26 of February 1884 for which I gave my note
for fifty dollars at eight per cent, untill paid, I did not get my note, it was lost
I took 5 bags of Oats to Bayfield Mill to get chopped p’d 35 for them
I p’d one dollar to J. McClymont for the parsonage $1
A fine mild day wind East. I went down to J. Stinsons father went to
Scotchmers with me
February 1 Sunday, I was at home all day a very rough cold wind N. West stormy E.
Ward, here all day Father came home
February 2I was. working in the afternoon in the marsh with John Sparrow. Not
working in the forenoon a snowey day wind south East
Feb 3. John. Sparrow.. Sam. Weir.. and. I taking out cedar posts out of
Kalbfleisches swamp at 8. cent per tree. I am to get half we cut 36 trees to day.
114 posts. J. Sparrow Brought 84 posts home with us at night a dull day mild
very little wind south we got one Pint of milk from Sparrow
Feb 4 J Sparrow. Sam. Weir. And. I taking out cedar Posts out of Kalbfleisches
swamp we got. 40. Trees 120. Posts in all. John Sparrow brought home 40.
Posts at night John. Sparrow paid John Kalbfleisch five. Dollars on the Posts..
John Sparrow Paid. J. Kalbfleisch for Father ten Dollars. we got a Pitcher of
milk from J. Sparrows fine mild day dull. soft wind south East
Feb .5. John. Sparrow. Sam Weir. Edward Ward and. I taking out cedar Posts out of
Kalbfleischs swamp we cut 35 trees. 119 Posts J. Sparrow. brought home 43.
posts. a very cold day but fine wind north I Paid John Sparrow the 10.$ that
he gave John Kalbfleisch for Father. I got a bottle of milk from Sparrows.
Feb 6 Henry Downson. senior. Paid ten Dollars for moving his horses in 1884. 10=00
Feb 6 I Paid John Kalbfleisch five Dollars on the 5=00 cedar posts
John Sparrow. Sam. Weir. Edward Ward and . I taking out cedar Posts all day
out of Kalbfleischs swamp we took out 165.. Posts.. and. J. Sparrow brought
home with him at night. 35. posts. a very cold day wind south east got 20 trees
out of Halfleisches swamp
Feb 7 John Sparrow. Sam Weir. Edward. Ward. And. I taking out cedar Posts out
of Kalbfleisches swamp We got 127. Posts.. we got 45 trees only counter 25
trees John Sparrow. Brought home at night. 32. Posts got a pitcher of milk
from J. Sparrow
a cold day wind East
Feb 8 Sunday a stormy day Alice. and. Johney and. I went down to Brother Johns
for W. Foster. Wind north west
Dick Penhale and Lizie and little Bob came out
Feb 9 John. Sparrow. Edward Ward. and. I cutting cedar. Posts in Kalbfleisches
Bush we cut 140 Posts only counted 20 trees
W. Foster. and Sam Weir was drawing all day they drew 2 loads each out of
the bush. 70 Posts each. and. W. Foster got a load out of the side Road in the
morning that was drawn out last week. 25 posts he took. a soft day wind East
rain and snow. Watson from. Seaforth left a White Sewing machine. we got a
pitcher of milk from sparrows
Feb 10 a very cold day a north wester very stormey day
John Sparrow. Edward Ward. and. I cutting Black ash in J Kalbfleisches
swamp in the afternoon got a load of. 20 rails each. .W. Foster. and. Sam Weir
drawing made. 2 trips
Williams first load 24 cedar posts. Sam brought thair own cedar and ash Sams
second load 20 rails. We got a pitcher of milk from J. Sparrows. W. Fosters
second load 20. rails left off part of them at Joe Fosters gate
Feb 11 I was at home all day a very cold day a north wester very cold
W. Foster. and E. Ward. went away after they got thair Breakfast
Feb 12 I got 2 shoes set on Polley at Joe Caldwell, removed 20 cts. I Paid Old
Hughey 5. cents that. I owed him
I Paid at Morrows thirteen Dollars and Eighty one cents to settle our Bill for
1884. right to January 1st
1885. I got at Morrows 47 of factory at 10 cts per
yard 4=70and 8 yards of Print $1.00. Dress for Margaret and a Pair of 2 shoes
for Alice./.30. and a school Bag 25. I got at Sparrows a pitcher of milk. a very
cold day wind north west. E. Ward had his Breakfast and left.
Feb 13 W. Foster and Father thrashing Oates all day. I was out working. I was at
John Walkers a little wile had his mare and went to Bayfield in the afternoon a
very fine day cool. I lent Uncle one Dollar. I lent Brother John 10 cents. I paid
John Tippet 10 cts. For mending the single harness John Reid Bablon corner
Paid sixteen Dollars settled his account in full for the year 1884
I got at Morrows $1.25cts worth of sugar surape 40 cts 2 lamp globes 13cts
=53
Feb 14 I was cutting cedar Posts in Kalbfleisches swamp all day and John Sparrow
was cutting also we each one cut for our selves. W. Foster was drawing home
for me. Sam Weir. was drawing for J. Sparrow we got 60. Posts each. I cut 18
trees a fine day wind east. Edward. Ward had his meals all day at our Place
Father lent me ten Dollars. I Bought a sewing from James Watson Seaforth
and Paid 35 Dollars for it. I Paid him twenty five Dollars cash. I am to Pay
him ten Dollars more next week. he Guarantees it for. 5. years to keep it in
running order free of charge
Feb 15 Sunday a stormy day drifting not cold wind south. I took W. Foster down to
Brother Johns. I Paid W. Foster $1.25 cts on his work last week he wrought 4
days. E Ward had his meals all day. I was at Scotchmers for tea my Sister
Margaret was thair and Boys
Feb 16 I was drawing cedar Posts. got one load. 26. Posts Sam Weir got one load.
it was thair own Posts a very stormy day drifting wind south west. E. Ward
and Father thrashing Oates all day at our Place. I got a Pitcher of milk at J
Sparrows
Feb 17 Father. and. E. Ward thrashing Oates all day a very cold day wind south west
I Took Bob Scotchmer home in the forenoon and in the afternoon. I was
hanging up our Pork
Feb 17 John Duncan Paid one hundred and. twenty Dollars on the note that. I hold
against him. and. fourteen Dollars being the intrist for the Two hundred
Dollars up to Date
Father lent me one Dollar
Feb 18 Sam Weir and. I drawing Posts our first load 34 Posts each Sam was drawing
for Sparrow and. I for my self
Our second about 32 each they were what we cut on saturday last each one
took what he cut himself. got a Pitcher of milk from Sparrow. a cold day wind
south west. William Stogdil came in at night to figer on a Bill. E. Ward was
here in the forenoon and helped father to finish threshing
Feb 19 I was drawing cedar Posts got two loads 24 each load 48 Posts today. J.
Sparrow was not drawing today a fine day not wind. Uncle and Aunt came out
Joe. Foster. Paid me fifty Dollars on the job we done for him John Duncan
came. and. got twenty Dollars Back out of the hundred and twenty that he
Paid in on the 17th
of Feb he crossed out the twenty Dollars on the Back of his
note that he marked Paid and leaving just one hundred Dollars to Pay on the
note at sever Per cent
Feb 20 J. Sparrow and. I drawing cedar Posts all day. I got. 2. loads. 60. Posts 30
Posts each load J. Sparrow got 2 loads first load 40 Posts second load 28 Posts
and 7. rails he stuck at the school house and left them thair. a very fine day
very little wind west got a Pitcher of milk from J. Sparrows
Feb 21 J. Sparrow and. I drawing cedar Posts all day my first load 35 Posts and. my
second load 25 Posts. and John Sparrows first load was the one he got stuck
with at the schoolhouse last night 28 Posts and 7 rails and John Sparrows
second load 36 Posts. a very fine day very little wind. I got at Morrows 4
spools. 16cts. Braces. 25cts for father lamp globe 8cts lamp-wick 5cts smoking
tobaco 10cts altogether. 64. cents
Feb 22 Sunday a very fine day Margaret and I went down to R. Penhale in the
afternoon, a very little wind west
Feb. 23 J. Sparrow got 40 rails from Kalbfleischs, swamp at his two loads, he finished,
I got one load of cedar posts, 35 posts my first load & my second load, was 18
rails out of the bush
a fine mild day
Feb 24 I was drawing rails all day, from J Turner side road 22 rails at my both loads &
finished I paid H Cunningham 25 cts
for mending Alice’s shoe
I got at Morrows 1 bot. of Electric Oil 25 cts
10 cts
worth of litre & 1 box of
Matches 15 cts
gave J. McClymont 50 cts
for the Bible Society, a fine mild day
Feb 25 I drew one load of wood from J Turners in the forenoon I took J. Walker to J.
Turners in the afternoon to buy a cow, he bought her for $37 dollars a very fine
mild day Mr, Beatty paid $15.80 cts
in cash, to settle his account, for work I
done for him in 1884 & 42 cts
for crushing Oats for me I paid James Watson
Seaforth $10 for Sewing Machine Settled in full, Charley Simons was here for
dinner and T Connors & J. Watson
Feb. 26 I drew one load of wood from J. Turners in the forenoon and finished, in the
afternoon I took W. Fosters boots back to Zurich and got my own, their are to
be $5 dollars & 50 cts
I did pay for them a fine mild day
Feb 27 I went down to Bayfield and to Charley Simons I paid Mr. Essons fifty dollars,
money that he lent me last year & p’d four dollars interest Alice got 25 cts
worth of soap and 1 ct
of Alum a very fine mild day, I got two Bushels of
clover seed from J Sparrow at four dollars and 85 cts per bus, 1 bus for myself
& 1 bus, for Father.
Feb 28 I was drawing Hay from Archie Galbraiths. I got two loads. 2500. lbs I Paid
him Ten Dollars for it he gave me 30cts. Back to Pay for the weighing. a fine
day soft wind south East rain at night. I Paid at Stewarts 28 cts. for 8 plugs of
tobaco for father. I Paid. 55 cents. for 3 and ¾ pounds of cheese got this last
week from Sparrows 4 Pitchers of milk. John Sparrow choped me one Bag of
Oates not Paid. Old Tom Ward Put Eddy out he come to our Place to night
March 1st
Sunday a soft day wind round to the north west to night. snowed in the
afternoon. Father and. I went down to Brother Johns with. D. Penhales
sleighs. rained last night E. Ward was here all day. 3. meals stayed all night
last night
March 2 I got 6 Bags of Oates choped at J. Sparrows. and got a Pitcher of milk. I was
at home The rest of the day cold day wind north west Edward Ward had his
supper and stayed all night
March 3 I went to Mitchell’s to J. Galbraith, John Galbraith paid me $29 dollars,
settled his account in full for 1884. went down to Archie Campbells Archie
Campbell and I went to Detwhilers then to Desadeans and through the night
to Russian Robinsons soft day snow and rain from S.W. I staid all night at
Archie Campbells
March 4 I came home in the forenoon and went to Johnie Turners sale in the afternoon,
a dull soft day got a pitcher of milk at Sparrows
March 5 I went down to Johnie Campbells I got from John Campbells 20 bus,, 54 lbs
of wheat it was about 80cts per bus. in the market it weighed altogether with
9 bags 1267 lbs. a very fine day a very little wind west I got at Morrows 6
empty barrels 15cts each not paid 3 cts worth of Elastic
Edward Ward was splitting wood all day he had his board here all week so far
not working until today
March 6 I went down to John Toughs and to Brother Johns had my Dinner I went to
Richard Bailey Paid him 25. cts for a Dozen fish I Paid Dr. Nickle one Dollar
settle his account in full. Brother John Paid me 10 cent. I lent him. IPaid John
Hurd twenty five Dollars on his wages for- 1884
A very fine day no wind. Edward Ward spliting wood for me all day
March 7 I got at John Toughs 14 Bushels and 26 lbs of Oates at 34. cts Per bushel
I Paid them 5 Dollars and 2 cents for them a very fine day
I spent 10 cts at Stewarts for figs for me and E. Ward
E. Ward was at our Place Spliting wood in the forenoon
Got a Pitcher of milk at Sparrows very little wind . s.w.
March 8 Sunday. I was at home all day E. Ward here in the forenoon Father and Edd
went up to Tom Wards in the afternoon a very fine day very little wind
March 9 I got a Pitcher of milk at J Sparrows I was at home all day a very stormy day
wind south west I Paid Cook 10. cents for weighing the Hay I got from Archey
Galbraith. I sent 25 cents at Cooks. I Paid Joe Caldwell my Blacksmith Bill. I
Paid him $.4.and 75 cents
March 10 I went down to Petter Campbells in the forenoon and out to Bayfield in the
a afternoon. I saw. C. Simmons. I asked him 220. $. for his job not to finish
h the stable. and. to be set on the stone wall
a very cold Day wind north west win came home with me
March 11 I went down to.J. Kalbfleisches. I Paid. J. K. $7. And 47 cts. for John Sparrow
he sent it with me for his cedar Posts and rails I Paid J Kalbfleisch for myself
for cedar Posts $3=14cts I Paid for father on a account Two Dollars and 59cts I
gave J. Ks. little Boy 25 cents. I Paid Edward Johnston- goshen line fifty
Dollars on a note of fathers and $17. and a half. being interest on 250 Dollars
for The year 1884. fathers own money
March 11 Edward Johnston Paid me one Dollar and fifty cents for one days work in 1884
March 11 I lent father Two Dollars and nine cents the money. I Paid for father to Day
was his own and five Dollars more that he gave me to Pay for him a very fine
day Old garry Sherrot was Buried. Thompsons asked me $148 for Building
Petter Campells stone work
March 12 I went down to Mrs Snowdens and settled up for thair barn and with Johney
Westlake for his work for 1883. and 1884 thair was coming to john Westlake
$175=50cts Mrs. Snowden is to Pay him. I let that amount lay in her hands for
him I had got in Cash and Trade Together to the ammount of $157 and.35cts.
The Big Barn ammounted to $271.48 cts and the Hartley Barn $75. Mrs
Snowden Paid me to Balance the account $19.60 cents.. cash I stayed all night
Old Frank Reggan Died to night I got a Pitcher of milk from J Sparrows a fine
day no wind I paid W. Foster 1$ and 5 cents settled in full 50 cents of it was
for. E. Ward. That foster lent him
March 13 I came home from Snowdens in the forenoon. I got two Small loads of straw
from Alex Mitchells snow in the afternoon wind south East
March 14 I went to Seaforth and little Johney with me. I Paid at Kenadies 50cents. for
our Dinners and hay for Polley
Paid 85cents at Capt McCloyds f 1 lb of Tea and 2 fish and candies and Paid
50 cents for Paterons for Johneys cloths at hoffmans we had our tea at
McCleods a very stormy night snow wind S E got a Pitcher of milk at J
Sparrows
March 15 sunday Stormey cold day wind north west I was at home all day
March 16 I was at home and round Varna all day I had a Big row with Tom Ward in Sam
Whiddens .. I took 5. Dozen of Eggs. to Morrows at 16cts. Per Doz and got a
Due Bill for 80 cents I got 2 and a ½ yard of cloth at Morrows.. for Johney a
coat and trimings for it it cost 3$ and 50 cents altogether for the coat
March 16 Edward Ward had his dinner. I gave my Order to morrows for a Suit of cloths
they are to bee $17 and if. I Pay the cash before long the will alow me 5 Per
cent off a very cold stormey day snow storm wind northwest
March.17.I was out to Clinton. I had my Dinner at John Elliotts the mason. I Paid $2. and
75 cts for a Pair of overshoes I Paid 80 cents for 85 lbs of shorts. Edward Ward
got his supper and stayed all night. I spent 10. cents with Isac Erret a very cold
day wind west. I got Johney a Book at Morrows 2 Part. 15. cents not Paid.
Cook Paid me 60 cts for a bag of apples I took a grist to the Old in Clinton. 6.
Bushels and 55 lbs
March 18.I went down to Alfreds took Ellen a Bushel of Apples. She paid for them some
time ago. I went to Petter Campbells and stayed Till 10. Oclock at night
figering on a job. I Offered To do my work for $150. very cold wind north
west I got a Pitcher of milk at J. Sparrows. E. Ward had his Breakfast and left
he came back at night had his supper and stayed all night
March 19 I was at home all day a very cold day wind north west Edward Ward had his
Breakfast. and. Dinner he went away after dinner came in at .2. Oclock in the
morning.. James Armstrong got one Bushell of Apples. 40cts. not Paid
March 20 a very cold day wind north west. I got at Morrows one box of Biscuits 28cts. a
rope tie line. 9cts. a jar of Honey 60cts and 5 and. ½ yards of cotonade at
35cts. Per yard $1.93cts Edward. Ward had his Breakfast and went to W.
Purdys he spliting wood for him all day. E. W came Back at night and stayed
all night I got at Sparrows a Pitcher of milk. Paid Mr. Proudfoot 11 cents for
cutting me a Pair of Pants. I spent at Stewarts for figs 5cts
March 21 Father went down to Alex Mitchells and got one Bushel and a ½ of timothy
seed at $1.and 75cts. Per bushel father did not Pay for it got it on my account
the ½ bushel is for me the one bushel for father E. Ward stayed all night last
night had his breakfast this morning and went back to W. Purdys working all
day splitting wood I was sawing wood for John Sparrow all day in A. Fosters
bush it was a very fine day but very cold not much wind
March 22 Sunday a very fine day a little cold a little wind north west E. Ward stayed all
night last night he had his Breakfast and Dinner I was at home all d
March 23 I was at home all day a very fine cold. Little wind south west Mr. Cook had
our sleigh to Hensel. I was fixing barrel lids in the afternoon fixing our Pump
in the forenoon E. Ward stayed all night had his Breakfast this morning and
left Joe. Caldwell made me a new staple 10. cents through the Pump andle
March 24 a very stormey Day wind south west in the morning and in the afternoon north
west heavy snow storm E. Ward stayed all night last night had his Breakfast
and went away. I got a Pitcher of milk at. J. Sparrows I settled up with John
Walker in the afternoon for my work in 1883. and. 1884 he alowed me fifty six
dollars and 24cts.. I Paid Mr. Walker ninety seven cents in cash. and gave him
my note for twenty Eight Dollars I can pay it any time. Its at 8 per cent for 6
months and Mr Walker gave me a note that he held against Father for Eighty
five Dollars and twenty one cents I am lending my Father that money 85=21cts
March 25 Uncle J Watson Paid me one $ and 20 cent that he owed 1=20. me
a fine day wind south west.. E Ward stayed all night had his Breakfast and left
I got 15 Bushels of Oates at Alex Mitchells at 35cents Per “Bushel $5=29cts
we settled our last years account and. I owe them $2.20 cents.. I am to Pay it in
work this year I. took a job of framing and raising one Bent. 20 feet long. for
the sum of $20=00. from George Bates they are to score the timber it is to be
cash I am to do the hewing. and no finishing off to it they do it
March 26 Father and. I went down to D. Penhales and Brother Johns mild soft day wind
south Father stayed all night at Uncles E. Ward was at our Place all day sawing
wood
March 27 E. Ward and. I at Cooks in the forenoon cutting Oate sheaf. E. Ward had his
Breakfast and Dinner and then went away I Paid Sam Whidden Eighty cents
for mending my Boots I got at Morrows 3 plugs of tobaco 30 cents 1lb of
Backing soda 8cts ¼ of Pepper. 7cts. 6 and a ½ yards of canting flaning 20cts.
Per yard $.1.30ct. a very fine day wind west. I got a Pitcher of milk a Sparrows
John Turner drew me a tooth
March 28 I was at home all day making a waggon rack a very fine mild day thawed some
no wind
March 29 Sunday, a very fine day I was at home all day it thoughed a little no wind E
Ward had his dinner
March 30 I was at home all day making a waggon rack I Took 5 and ½ Dozen of eggs at
15 cts Per Doz 82.cts to Morrows and got 1 Dozen of Bolts 48 and got a Due
Bill for 34 cents. I got 6. Bolts made at Joe Caldwells. 7. and. ¾ lbs. I Paid at
Sewarts 10cts for figs I Paid at John Robensons 3 cents for washers. E Ward
stayed all night and had his Breakfast and left. a soft day snow slush wind
south west got a Pitcher of milk at Sparrows
March 31 I was working at my rack in the forenoon and in the afternoon. I went out to
Turners Brucefield to take a job of moving I asked him $20.00 for the job. did
not take it for that. he said I was to come and do it and do it as cheap as I
could.. fine day soft wind south west I spent 25 cents at J. Turners. snow in the
morning E. Ward came and got some of his thing. J. B second and him
April 1st
I was making timber all day at George Bates a very fine day wind north west
the Robbens made thair aparance again
April 2 I was at George Bates making timber did not make very much not quite 7 a day
it was a wet day rain wind East I took Charley with me. we only made 70 feet
of timber
April 3 I was at Sparrows in the forenoon and got. 6. Bags of Oates choped. in the
afternoon I finished my wagon rack
April 3 a soft day a little snow wind East I spent 45cts got at Morrows Ball Blue 13cts.
worth nutmegs. 10.cts worth one yard and a ½ of blue ribbon 8cts. Per yard. 12
cents 35cents in all
Ab Melborn came on a visit to Morrows
April 4 I was at George Bates all day making timber and finished a very fine day wind
north west
April 5. Easter Sunday a very fine day rain in the morning cleared off and came in fine
Margaret and. I went down to Alfreds in the afternoon we had charley horse.
got a Bottle of milk at J. Walkers wind north west
April.6. I was working all day at Thomas Keays making fraim windows and Door for
his house. The interment was to night. Alice resited a Peice. it was a very fine
day wind north west our cow calved tonight her fourth calf
April 7 I was working all day Thomas Keays hewing and framing a soft dull day wind
south East all day Old Mrs. Sharp on the Babylon Died to Day at noon
April 8 I was working at. Thomas Keays all day. Putting the foundation to gather . a
dull cold day wind north west rain in the morning frost afternoon
April 9 I was at. Thomas. Keays. working all day at the house Old mrs. Sharp was
buried to day a very fine day not much wind very little. I Think East
April 10 I was working all day at. Thomas Keays. house Putting on the rafter and
making them and raising the house a fine day soft wind south. I father 3. Plugs
of Tobaco. 30. cents not Paid at. Morrows
April 11 .I was working all day at. Mr Keays house siding up all day wind south East in
the morning. in the afternoon it was north East it snowed all day soft snow half
rain
April 12 ..Sunday snowed all day soft. wind north west I went down to Uncles in the
afternoon had my tea at Uncles. E. Ward was here for Tea to night
April 13 .I was at home all day doing nothing all day a very cold day snow storm all day
wind north west W. Cook had our sleigh away to Brucefield I took 14. Dozen
and 10 Eggs to Morrows and got 12. cts Per Doz $1.78 I got one Dollars worth
of suggar. and 2 yard and ¾ of Holland 68 cts and 10 cents worth of camphor
for the Eggs settled for in full our little Ewe lamed one lamb a fine big Ewe
lamb
April 14 I went down to A M Campbells in the forenoon for my Boring machine. W.
Sharp. Paid me 75 cents for cutting a colt last year. I Paid. 15. cents to get into
the show ground at Brucefield in the afternoon a very fine day no wind. I had
the cutter down to Campbells
April 15 I was working all day at Thomas Keays house a dull soft day very little wind
southerly. we where siding up and sheeting
April 16 I was working all day at Thomas Keays house a very fine day soft the snow
went away quite a lot to day wind East all day the snow went away quite a lot
to day
April 17 I was working all day at Thomas Deays house a dull soft day high wind from
the East
April 18 I was working all day at Thomas Keays house.. finished shingling and making
a Door fraim and laying floor. fine day but high wind from the East. soft. snow
wasted fast to day lot of it on the roads
April 19 Sunday I was at home all day a very fine day wind south west
April 20 I was working at Thomas Keays house all day at the Door and windows and
floor a very fine day very warm the snow went away fast today . wind south
Mr. Torance started Plowing to day the first Plowing .I have seen this season
April 21 not working. I went out to James Turners Brucefield in the forenoon and got a
bottle of medicine form Dr Elliot Paid in the afternoon I went down the Sauble
line. I stayed all night at Brother Johns a very fine warm day no wind
April 22 John Heard and Tommy Heard started work with me
John Heard and Tommy Heard and I making timber all day at John Campbells
a fine warm day wind S.W.
April 23 J. Heard and T. Heard and I making timber all day at J. Campbells and H.
Young in the forenoon. I Paid H. Young 40cts for his forenoons work, a fine
warm day wind S.W.
April 24 J. Heard and T. Heard and J. Westlake and I making timber all day at J.
Campbells, a dull foggy day wind N.W.
April 25 J. Heard and T. Heard and I making timber untill 4 o’clock at J. Campbells,
and finished cold day but fine wind N.W. I went to Bayfield in the evening
and got a Jack screw from R. Baily, rain through the night
April 26 Sunday at home all day wet in the morning fine afternoon cool W. N.W.
April 27 J. Heard and T. Heard splitting rails at our place in the forenoon and I fixing
for going to James Turners in the afternoon J. Heard and T. Heard jacking up
Turners building and I drawing out the moving rig and helping them a little I
p’d J. Sparrow $10.00 to stand for four days work and for two bus. of clover
seed, untill we get settled I pd 10 cts to Mr Scott in Brucefield for Oil for the
Jack Screws I p’d John Tipped 60cts for fixing a horse collar a dull cold day
wind N.W. Mrs. Church came out this morning to see me about moving her
buildings. I had Sparrows waggon Joe Caldwell thightened the ring on my
capson
April 28 John Heard, T. Heard. and I jacking up Turners building in the forenoon and in
the afternoon we where moving. J. Turners Building in the morning the wind
was south East rain in the afternoon it snowed very disagreable wind north
west
April 29 John. Heard Thomey Heard Joe McClichy and. I jacking and Blocking Turners
Building untill three Oclock we came home John and Tomey Heard where
splitting rails after we got home. I went Back to Brucefield for the rest of the
Plank. J. Turner Paid me Twenty Dollars for moving his house. I Paid Joe
McClichy two Dollars for helping us two day . I spent 25 cents. at Turners I
Paid Dr Elliott 75cents for a bottle of medicine a fine drying day wind west
April 30 J Heard and. T. Heard. was digging Posts holes all day at our Place from the
orchard to the road. I was drawing dung from James Wanless. home. I got 7
loads I Paid him one Dollar and 75 cents for it. I Paid. William Duncan fifty
cents for Putting two new shoes on Charley his first shoes as fine drying day
wind north East
May 1. John Heard Plowing all day at our Place the sodfield Thomas Heard and. I
hewing Posts and setting them in the afternoon a cool day wind north East Old
Mr Reid the Tin Pedler stayed for dinner.. I went over to Thomas McIntyres.
and took the job making Timber framing Putting the sills in and lifting the
Barn one foot I am to get twenty Dollars for the job. I Put 32 feet of a sill in on
the south East side and 32 feet of a mud sill and 18 feet of a cross and. 12. feet
of a side sill in on the north side under the thrash floor and two new sleepers
they take up the floor and Put it Down again themselves if. I have to do any
more he is to Pay me for it Extra
May 2 Thomas Heard and. I setting Posts all day and digging holes at home John
Heard Plowing and harring the sod untill 2. or. three. Oclock then drawing rails
and Posts a very cool day wind north west Johney got himself a slate with Eggs
one Dozen
May 3 Sunday fine in the forenoon, but dull and cold in the afternoon wind south west
rain in the evening T. Heard stayed all day. John Heard and father went down
to the Sable Line
May 4 John Heard harring and drawing out Dung all day at home T. Heard and. I
fencing in the Pasture field and Piling the cedar Posts a fine day but cool wind
north. west.. I got at Morrows 3 ½ lbs of wire at 6cts. Per lb one Broom 30cts..
14lbs. of nails at 4cts Per lb 25cts. worth of soap. and got Alice a 10.cts. slate
by Paying two cts cash for 1. Dozen of Eggs I ought to have 20 cents more I
got the 20 cents in Tobaco I Ored a suit of cloths at Morrows left my measure I
got a felt hat $1.25cts. not Paid. and got 25cts. worth of Oatemeal not Paid
John Torance had Polley harrowing in the afternoon
May 5.. John Heard was drawing dung ¾ of the day rain half the forenoon T. Heard
was digging drain ¾ of the day they were grinding tools in the morning Father
and I was fencing ¾ of the day. from the Orchard to the road I settled up with
John Sparrow it took all the ten Dollars that. I gave him. I am to get Three
Dollars from Joe Foster for the 4 days that J Sparrow was with us thair a dull
damp day wind south
May 5. Father got 35. cents worth of Beef from the Brucefield Butcher not paid
May 6. John Heard and Tomey Heard grinding tools all day I was making drain spouts
all day it rained all day very little wind north East. I Paid 5 cents for a ½ pound
of sulpher at morrows. I got 20cts. worth of tobaco. it was coming to me it was
a mistake made on may. 4. for Eggs
May 7 John Heard and T. Heard and. I draining all day untill tea time after tea we
went to McKenzies bush for rollers Uncle came out for a Bag of mangles cool
day wind west Thomas Keays Paid me fifteen Dollars for work I got at
Morrows ½ gallon of syrup 40. cents and 3. yards of cottonade at 35 cts Per
yard 1.05 cts
May 8 John Heard. Thomas Heard and. I making timber all day at Thomas.
McIntyres. a. dull cold day wind south west very high wind
May 9 John Hard. and T. Heard. and. I making timber at Thomas McIntyres in the
forenoon a snow storm last night a dirty slushey day snow and rain all day
wind south west John Heard. and Tomey digging out the cellar drane in the
afternoon at home Father and. I went down to Bayfield in the afternoon. I took
R. Baileys big jack home. we went to sod mother’s grave over but it did not
need it. I got at Morrows a Box of shoe Blacking ten cents not paid I Paid Old
Hughey fifteen cents for mending. Alices shoes.
May 10 Sunday a dull day cold rough wind south west threatned rain and snow all day.
I was at home all day
May 11 John Heard. father and. I fixing the celler drain in the forenoon in the afternoon
we were Plowing the sod in frount of the house and Banking the fence I
brought nine rollers home from James Armstrongs not Paid nine of them James
Armstrong got three Bushels of Potatoes at 30. cents Per Bushel not Paid I got
4 and. a. ½. Bushels of Potatoes at John Walkers. I traded them. I took them 3.
Bushels. I owe them one and a ½ Bushels yet.. Thomas Heard not working
today a fine day very little wind west
May 12 John Heard. Tomey. Heard. and father Planting Onions and Potatoes in the
garden and very fine day wind south west I went out to Seaforth with Potatoes
13 and ½ Bushels at 30cts. Per B James Turner. Brucefield Owes me for three
Bushels of Potatoes I Paid at Kyles and Mustards for Bran and shorts $4.30. I
Paid in Seaforth for Others things. to the ammount of $4.59cts
May 13 John Heard and Tomey Heard. Father and I working at home all day we were
sowing mangles carrots. and Planting Potatoes a very fine day wind north. I got
at Morrows 2 lbs of mangle seed 60cts and. 10 oz of carrot seed 25cents and
24lbs of Grass seed. $1.25cts.. I was sharping saws in the afternoon
May 14 J. Heard and T. Heard and I framing all day at George Bates a very fine, warm
day no wind I had very sore eyes. J. Heard went to Scothmers in the evening
and got 5 bags of potatoes I lent them to them last year
May 15 Tommy Heard and I framing all day at G. Bates a very fine warm day, no wind
J. Heard, at home all day drilling in the Oats
May 16 Tommy Heard and I framing all day at G. Bates J. Heard at home all day,
harrowing in the Oats and sowing seed and John Walker in the forenoon
sowing seed, finished planting potatoes wind S.W. I got at Morrows a bottol of
Eclectric Oil 25 cts a bottle of nitre 5 cts a fine day very warm took. 2. doz
Eggs to Morrows took trade
May 17 Sunday, a fine warm day wind S.W. I went out to Doctor Elliott.. about my
Eyes I Paid him one Dollar for Medicne father went to Alfreds in the
afternoon.
May 18 John Heard. Tomey Heard and I framing all day at G. Bates a very fine warm
day wind. s. w my Eyes were very sore all day Johney took. 2. Doz Eggs to
Morrows he got himself a hat took all in trade
May 19 J. Heard, Tommy Heard and I framing all day at G. Bates all day and raised in
the evening dull cold day W.W.
May 20 J. Heard and I making rafters and putting them on at Geo. Bates, they p’d me
22 dollars settled in full
May 20 Tommy Heard at home in the forenoon, rolling Oats for me in the afternoon J
Heard and I at Uncles working at his bridge and Tommy af after 3 oclock a
fine warm day W.W. got one of our Lambs killed
May 21 (along side) Got at Morrows Biscuits 25 cts cheese 31cts tea 65cts
May 21 Tommy Heard took our heifer to Geo. Spackmans and Uncles calf at 50cts
each per month John Heard working at Uncles all day a fine warm day I was
away cutting colts with A. Campbell all day I am to get pay for J. Caldwell’s
colt cutting and Thomas Keays, colt, and I got pay for John Johnsons at the
creek we only cut six today
May 22 I was away all day cutting colts with A Campbell we cut eleven two a H.
Dowsons, two at E. Robinsons one at S. McBride’s, one at J. Pecks, one at T.
Keays, one at J. Robinsons. one at Geo. Andersons, two at Scotch J. Reids
Archie gave me for my share five dollars John Heard was working at Uncles in
the forenoon in the afternoon he was at J. Stinsons raising for me Tommy
Heard was at Stinsons raising all day for his father a dull wet day, very little
wind S. E.
May 23 I was away all day cutting colts with A. Campbell we cut nine two for R.
Pollock, three for J. Higgin one for J. Campbell, fr, road, and two for Wells
one for C. Tippet. I only got two dollar of it I am to get C. Tippets dollar
Tommy Heard working at Uncles, J. Heard, not working day warm Father got
from me eighty nine lbs of clover seed at four dollars and 85cts per bushel and
55lbs of Timothy seed at one dollar and 75cts
May 24 Sunday a very warm day thunder, at home all day
May 25 John Heard and Tomey working all day at Uncles A.M. Campbell and. I
cutting colts we cut. 4. took no money for them. 2. for Thomas Elliot and 2 for
Gardiners a little rain in the morning fine cool day after wind south west. I
offered to do J. McIntyres job and T. Nichleson for 4$ each with myself and
jacks they are to find all the help that will be needed
May 20 William Duncan removed Polleys shoes all round
May. 26. John and Tomey Heard. and. Joe. McClinchey. working all day at James
Armstrongs Varna and I with the jacks jacking up the roof of his house a very
fine day wind south west father was down at Brothers Johns sowing grass
seeds.
May 27 Tomey Heard John Westlake. Joe McClichey and. I all day at James
Armstrongs working. John Heard and father was Planting our corn untill three
Oclock J. Heard was working at Armstrongs after 3. Oclock I was down at
Jacks Reids colt from ½ past 7. to 10 Oclock. I went down again at night it was
dead at sun down a very fine day very little wind East
May 28 John Heard. T. Heard. John Westlake. and. I framing all day at William
Pollocks Barn sills. and Joe McClinchie working all day at James Armstrong
for me shingling a very fine day wind south East.
(along side) Got trade for 4 dozen of Eggs from Johnston the pedlar
May 29 J. Heard. T. Heard. J. Westlake. Joe McClinchie. and I framing all day and
jacking at William Pollocks Barn a dull day wind East
May 30 John. Heard. Tomey. Heard. J. Westlake. Joe McClinchie working all day at
W. Pollocks barn Putting in the sills and. I in the afternoon. I did not work in
the forenoon it rained I was at home went after the moving rig last night a dull
day rain in the afternoon again wind. East and south west
May 31 Sunday dull and foggy in the forenoon. untill about. 6. Oclock it came on rain
Margaret totty and. I went down to Uncles in the afternoon had our tea at
Uncles. wind west
June 1st
John. and. Tomey Heard. and. John Westlake Joe McClinchey and. I working
all day at. W. Pollocks Barn we were moving in the afternoon. and. getting
ready for moving in the forenoon a fine cool day wind north west William
Rathwell senior was Buried to day Johney got at Morrows 2 lbs of rice
10cents. lastic 2 yard 20cents
June 2 John. and . Tomey Heard. J. Westlake. Joe McClinchie and. I all day at W.
Pollock Barn moving in the forenoon and lifting in the afternoon. I went down
to Bayfield in the afternoon and got 2 jacks from R. Bailey. I Paid Hughey.
McCleod 30cts. for. 2. trout. fine cool day wind n.w
June 2 Uncle John Watsons Birthday he is 79.. to day
June 3 John and Tomey Heard. J. Westlake. Joe McClinchie. and. I all day jacking up
W. Pollocks Barn. a dull day showry wind south East. I Paid at stewarts 10
cents for 2. Plugs of tobaco for joe mcClinchie
June 4 (along side) I finished using R. Baileys jacks
June 4 John and Tomey Hurd. . J. Westlake. Joe McClinche. and. I leveling up and
Blocking and Puting in the mud sill in W. Pollocks Barn all day a dull foggy
day wind S.E. father sold George Forst 2 Bags of Potatoes for one Dollar got
the cash Margaret. spent one Dollar and 98cts. things she got from a pedlar
June 5.. John and. Tomey Heard. Joe mcClinchie. J Westlake and. I working at W.
Pollocks Barn untill 10. Oclock Putting in the mud sills and Posts we moved
to D. armstrongs. five of us ¾ of the day
June 5 moving his old kitchen a fine day but very wet morning rain all night last
night wind S E
June 6 John and Tomey Heard. Joe McClinchie John Westlake and. I moving at
David Armstrongs all day John Heard took R Baileys jacks home this morning
he did not get to us untill 9 Oclock. a fine day we finished. I charged Mr
Armstrong 17$. and 50cents he Paid me six Dollars. I got my suit at Morrows.
I got 4 lbs of cheese 60. cents. I Paid 20 cts. for oranges and lemons a very
fine day
June 7 Sunday at home all day fine day wind East untill night changed to north west
thunder and lighting at night John Heard and John Westlake was here all day
June 8 John and Tomey Heard. John Westlake. Joe McClinchie and. I moving John
Forrests Barn all day. rain in the morning cleared off fine in the afternoon
very cool wind north west
June 9 John Heard was owing roots all day with father at home John. Westlake Joe
McClinchie Tomey Heard and. I jacking up John Forrests Barn all day and
finished John Forrest Paid me twenty one Dollars for the job a fine cool day
wind north west
June 10 I went down to John Campbells in the forenoon. I Paid John Walker twenty
Eight Dollars. a note he held against me. I Paid fifteen. cts at Morrows for a
tie line. I Paid seventeen Dollars at Morrows for my suit of cloths. Paid it to
Susan Hobson Alice got a Package of Envelops. 10. cts. got Alice a Pair of no.
2 shoes $1.30 I got a Pair of strap hinges and screws 35cents John and Tomey
Heard. Joe McClinchie. John Westlake. was choring round our Place all day.
and. I in the afternoon James Armstrong Paid me ten Dollars on our work we
done him wind north west.
(along side) John Heard shore our sheep J. Westlake hewing and setting gate
Posts. T. Heard Owing
McClinchie and I choring round the buildings
June 11. John and Tomey Heard. John Westlake. and I Framing all day at John
Campbells.. Joe McClinchie was Putting a window for A. M. Campbell untill
3. O’clock after that he was working with us at John Campbells a fine day
little wind south East
June 12 John. and Tomey Heard. John Westlake. Joe. McClinchie and. I framing all
day at John Campbells. a fine day wind south west got round at night north
west I went with A M. and John Campbell to cut R. Delgathys colts I Paid
John Heard thirty Dollars on his wages
Margaret Paid the Brucefield Butcher 76 cents for meat
June 13. John and Tomey Heard. John Westlake. Joe. McClinchie. and. I framing all
day at John Campbells. a fine cool day wind north west. Alice Paid at
Stewarts for tobaco for father 10 cents. I got myself a straw hat at Morrows 12
½ cents.. I got Alice a Pair of no. 3. shoes at Morrows $1.40.. in Place of the
no. 2. that. I got her on the 10. of june
June 14 Sunday a very fine day wind west. and East at night R Penhale and Sister
Lizie. came out. I was at home all day E. Ward was here for tea to night
June 15 John and Tomey. Heard. John Westlake. and I framing all day at John
Campbells and raised his Pig Pen and hen home Joe McClinchie. was working
all day at James Armstrongs. Varna. I got a ball from A M Campbell for
Charley dull to day at times rain wind south and south East
June 16 .John and Tomey Heard. Joe McClinchie. J. Westlake and. I working at John
Campbells all day and raised the Bent at night a cool day wind north west
Wilson Cook and. I came home to night from Campbells. J. Sparrow got his
colt hurt last night
June 17 John and Tomey Heard Joe McClinchie and J. Westlake working all day at
John Campbells. and. I in the forenoon I was a way in the afternoon with A M
Campbell cutting colts we cut four. I got two Dollars for my shair . a very fine
day wind west. I. stayed at A M Campbells all night
June 18 . J and T. Heard. Joe McClinchie and J Westlake shingling all day at John
Torances. and. I in the afternoon. in the forenoon. I was with A M Campbell.
we cut. Isac. Errotts colt. I took no money. a very fine day. wind. s.w.
June 17 David Armstrong Paid Margaret Eleven Dollars and fifty cents his account in
full to date
June 19 John. Westlake. and. Joe McClinchie shingling all day at John Torances Barn.
a fine cool day wind s.w. John. and. Tomey Heard. and. I sidining up John
Campbells Barn all day
June 20 John Heard and Tomey Heard. Joe McClinchie. John Westlake and. I working
all day at John Campbells Barn. Sheeting and shingling the Barn
fine in the forenoon. Shoury in the afternoon. Rain at night wind south East
June 20 Father took our cow to Sparrows Bull
June 21 Sunday Margaret and the children and. I went down the Sable Line in the
afternoon it came on rain and rained all evening. as we came home high wind
north west at night. south west in the day Brother John and. I had our tea at
Mrs. Snowdens
June 22 John and Tomey Heard John Westlake Joe McClinchie. and. I working all day
at John Campbells Pig Pen. siding up and sheeting a very cold day high wind
north west.
June 22 Charley Tippet Paid me one Dollar for cutting his colt I Paid John Walker.
forty cents interest on my note
June 23. John Westlake. Joe McClinchie.. Tomey Heard. and. I working all day at
A.M. Campbells. Putting in a Beam in the north End of his Barn and closing
in the end again. Cool day wind west John Heard Owing with father all day at
home
June 24 John Westlake Joe McClinchie. Tomey Heard. and. I working all day at T
McIntyres Putting in sills. John Heard was helping father at home all day at
the roots. fine day warm wind. s.w.
June 25 John. and. Tomey. Heard. John Westlake. Joe McClinchie and. I working all
day at Tomas McIntyres jacking up his Barn and Blocking it a fine warm day
wind s.w.
June 26 John and Tomey Heard. Joe McClinchie John Westlake. and. I working in the
forenoon at Thomas McIntyres Barn Mr. McIntyre Paid me twenty two
Dollars settled his account in full to date John. and. Tomey. Heard. Joe.
McClinchie John Westlake and. I. jacking Joe Templetons Barn in the
afternoon a very warm day wind south west a little rain W. Pollock got one
jack screw about 2 hours George Anderson raised his Barn
June 27. John Torance got our charley horse at one hundred and sixty five Dollars not
Paid
John and Tomey Heard. J Westlake. Joe McClinchie. and. I jacking at Joe
Templetons house untill 2. oclock. he Paid me eleven Dollars. and. 25. cents.
for jacking his house and Barn. Joe. McClinchie and. I working at. A.
Mitchells from 4. Oclock untill night cutting out a Beam and Putting in a Post
John. Westlake, and Tomey Heard leveling up Joe Collalds Barn from 4.
Oclock untill night John Heard was owing Potatoes at John Walkers from 4.
oclock untill night
(along side) a very warm day wind west
June 28 Sunday very warm in the forenoon in the afternoon it was cool wind north
west
John Westlake and John Heard hear all day. our Johney and. I went to meeting
at night. Blind William Sherriot Preached a very good sermon I gave five
cents
June 29 J. Westlake. T. Heard and I putting in sells and jacking up. J. McIntyre shed.
J. Westlake was all day, T Heard and I ¾ of a day, the ¼ of the day at R.
Penhales , making a plate and framing it for his barn Sam Houston was with
us. J. Heard was hoeing potatoes at John. Walkers all day very cool day wind
n.w. Joe Mc.Clinchie not working for me
June 30 J. Westlake T. Heard and I at Tom Nicholsons all day putting in sills and
jacking up his shed very cool wind n.w. frost last night J. Heard was hoeing
potatoes all day at J. Walkers
July 1 J. Westlake. T. Heard and I putting in a plate in R. Penhales, barn in the
forenoon in the afternoon, we were all three making sleepers, and a mud sill at
T. Nicholsons J. Heard, working at. John Walkers. all day cool day wind N.
West
July 2 J. Westlake. T. Heard. and I working all day at T. Nicholsons, putting in
sleepers and fixing his stable, he paid me 12 dollars and 25cts for two days
and ½ work for the three of us J. Heard was at home working with father all
day cool day wind N. West
July 3 J. Heard, T., Heard, J. Westlake, Joe Mc.Clinchie and I Jacking up, and
moving the old house, all day for James Logan, fine warm day
July 4 J. Heard, T. Heard. J. Westlake J. McClinchie and I blocking up the old house
putting sills under the shed, fine warm day got Polly shod all around at J.
Robinsons. fine warm day
July 5 Sunday, warm day John. and Sarah was here at home all day wind west
July 6 John Heard. Tomey Heard. Joe McClinchie John. Westlake and. I working all
day at James Logan stable fine in the forenoon, in the afternoon high wind.
S.E. very heavy rain at night. I went to see. J. Walker Alice got at Morrows. 2
yards of canvas. 40. cents and a Bottle of sarsaparilla one Dollar
(along side) we Borrowed a Pail of Flour from John Sparrows
July 7 John. Heard. Tomey Heard. Joe McClinchie. J. Westlake and. I working all
day at James Logans stable fine cool day wind north west
July 8 John Heard. and Tomey Heard. Joe McClinchie and. I working all day at
James Logans. Mr. Logan Paid me forty Dollars I Paid John Robenson for
shoeing Polley all round and fixing cant hooks fifty five cents. John Westlake
jacking all day at Andrew Duncans stable p’d $2..50cts a very warm day wind
south west father got at Morrows one Dollar worth of suggar got from John
Walkers one Dollars worth strawberies not paid
July 9 J Westlake. Joe. McClinchie, working at J. Logan all day J. Heard working at
John Walkers all day T. Heard working at home, all day cutting the grass in
the orchard. I took nine bus and 5 lbs of a grist to Egmondville Mill paid 40
cts for bran deposited $125..00. in the Post Office, Seaforth I paid Broadfoot
for lumber $2..50 cts p’d at Johnsons, 25 cts for chalk and lime spent at
Kennedys 45 cts for myself and horse
July 9 traded the wool at Egmondville Mill got $3..80 in trade Andy paid two dollars
and 50cts for John Westlake jacking his building fine in the forenoon wet in
the afternoon wind S.W.
July 10 John. Heard. was working all day at. John Walkers Tomey Heard. Joe.
McClinchie John. Westlake and. I siding up all day at W. Pollocks Barn a fine
cool day wind north west
July 11 John Westlake. Tomey Heard. and. I working all day at. W. Pollocks Barn.
John Heard was working in the forenoon at John Walkers and in the afternoon
he was working at home raking hay in the Orchard Joe McClinchie was
working all day for me at James Logans warm in the forenoon cool in the
afternoon wind north west
July 12 Sunday. I was at home all day a very fine day Margaret and the children went
to the m chirch
July 10 the Boys was not working. I was at home all day I cut the grass round the
front field. very heavy rain wind south west. I spent at Cooks 20. cents. I Paid
father 0. cents that he had Paid for Beef for. us.. I got at Morrows fifty cents
worth of suggar
July 14 John Westlake. and. I working all day at. W. Pollocks Barn dull and cool in
the forenoon and fine afternoon wind north west. we were siding up the
forenoon in the afternoon we were the Doorway and splicing a Post Joe
McClinchie was working for W. Purdy. John Heard and Tomey heard was not
working Margaret Paid the Brucefield Butcher 33.cents for Beef she got
July 15 John Heard. Tomey Heard. John Westlake. Joe McClinchie and. I working all
day at W. Pollocks Barn. 2. men siding up al day. and 2 men Putting in Posts
and guirts. and one man diging sleeper gains a fine day cool wind west
July 16
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June 29 John Westlake working all day at James McIntyres and Tomey Heard and I ¾ of
the rest of the day. T. Heard and Sam Glouston and I was working a Plate a very cold day
wind north w.
June 30. John Westlake. Tomey Heard. and. I working all day at Tomey Nichlesons.
Putting in two sills and jacking his shed up a cold day wind n.w frost last night
July 1st
. john Westlake. Tomey Heard and. I Putting in a Plate in R Penhales Barn in the
forenoon: and in the afternoon we were all three taking out sleepers and a mud sill for
Tomey Nichlesons. shed. a cool day wind north west
July 2. John Westlake Tomey Heard and. I working all day at Tomey Nichlesons Putting
in the sleepers cool day wind n.w T. Nichleson paid $12. and 25cents settled
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July. 16. John Westlake. Joe McClinchey Tomey Heard. and . I working all day at Willie
Pollocks Barn and John Heard in the forenoon. and in the afternoon he was at home
helping father to draw in the hay in the Orchard. a fine day high wind south East. I went
out to Bayfield with W. Pollock in the evening
July 17. John Heard was at home all day scuffling the roots a very fine day cool wind
north west John Westlake. Joe McClinchie Tomey Heard and I working all day at W.
Pollocks Barn
July 18 John Westlake Tomey Heard John Heard Joe McClinchie and I working all day at
William Pollocks a very fine day cool wind north west
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July 18. got at Morrows 42.cts worth of cheese one Box of Biscuits 28.cts I got one
Dollar and 15cents worth of hinges and Bolts for W. Pollock charged to me
July 19. Sunday I was at home all day father went down to Scotchmers Joe McClinchie
came down and filled me two teeth a fine day wind north west
July 20 John Heard was working at John Walkers untill four Oclock he came home and
Pulled cherries Tomey Heard, John Westlake and. I working at W. Pollocks Barn all day
fine day very warm. w. sw sold Mrs Cook a Pail of cherries and got one Dollar for them.
and. got one Dollars worth of suggar at Morrows
July 21. John Westlake. John and Tomey Heard and. I working all day at W.Pollocks
Barn fine day cool wind north. w
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July 22. John and Tomey Heard. J. Westlake and. I working at. W. Pollocks Barn untill 5.
Oclock and finished. I done 11 days work more than. I counted on we all four of us went
down to John Campbells and worked from 6. till dark. at his Pig Pen. a fine day w. s.w. I
was very lame all day my back
July 23 John and Tomey Heard working all day at John Campbells and John Westlake
untill two. Oclock. J Westlake was at Archies cutting out two windows about two hours I
was not working very lame all day I brought J Westlake up to D. Armstrongs in the
evening, a very warm day wind south Alice got at Morrows ¼ of a lb of salts. 3. cents
July 24. I was not working at home lame I got at Alex Mitchells 170lbs of Oates. I Paid. J
Robenson 10cts for 5 Bolts in the Buggyshafts. warm day rain in the afternoon John
Westlake was working at David Armstrongs all day J and T. Heard working at John
Campbells all day shingling
July 25.. J and T. Heard and J. Westlake working at J Campbells all day I was not
working lame. went to C. toughs and Sticklies and the Bayfield our Johney was with me I
Paid. John Fergusson 25.cts for a fish. a fine cool day wind north west
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July 26. Sunday. I was at home all day I went down to the sable through the night with
Dick Hyot. Margaret and the children went to the m church at night 5 cts fine day wind
west cool day
July. 27. John Westlake working all day at John Campbells. and. J and. T. Heard working
in the forenoon at John Campbells. I not working in the afternoon Ramey Durand John
Heard and Tomey Heard and. I shingling at Charley Toughs. a fine cool day wind north
west I went to Edmund Westlakes in the forenoon for his jack screw
July 28. J. Westlake. J. and. T. Heard. R. Durand and. I shingling all day at. Charley.
Toughs a fine warm day wind north west
July 29.John and Tomey Heard John Westlake and Ramey Durand shingling in the
forenoon at Charley Toughs and finished j Westlake and Raimey left. C. Tough Paid me
13. Dollars for the job I Paid Ramey Durand one Dollar john and Tomey Heard and. I at
D. Penhales in the afternoon patching Barn roof a fine day wind north west. I was not
working in the forenoon went to Bayfield.
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April 21. not working I went out to James Turners Brucefield in the forenoon.. I got a
Bottle of medicne from Dr Elliot 75cts. not Paid. in the afternoon I went down the Sable
line. I stayed all night at Brother Johns a very fine day warm no wind
April 22 John Heard and Thomas Heard started work with me at John Campbells
May 19 John Heard and Thomas Heard and I framing all day at George Bares a very fine
warm day no wind I had very sore Eyes
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July 30. John and Tomey Heard working all day at John Walkers. I was not working in
the forenoon. in the afternoon. I went over to William Stogdales with a jack and put3
locks under his Barn. he is to give me 3 bushels of Oates for it a very fine warm day wind
west
July 31. John Heard working all day at John Walkers. and. I was working all day at Alex
Mitchell. Patching the Barn roof. Tomey. Heard. left this morning went a harvesting. a
fine day warm wind north west
August .1. Margaret. and. the children. and. I went to Seaforth. got Margaret and the
children all a Pair of shoes and Paid for them $5. and. 90 cts. and at Wades for taking
Robie Picture $.1. 25 ct.. Paid 40 cts for a Book for Alice. Paid one Dollar ay Kennedys
for dinner and horse. Paid 55 cents at Mrs Cyles for Oatemeal. I Paid Sam Whiddon $5.
25 cts for my shoes John Heard left this morning a fine day wind north west. I shaved
John Walker.
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August. 1. I got at Morrows 3 Plugs of tobaco 30 cents and 28 cts worth of cheese. Ox of
Biscuits 25 cents
August. 2. Sunday. Johney. and. I went to the quarterly meeting. in the morning.11 cents.
in the afternoon Margaret. and. I and the children went down to Alfreds in the afternoon.
fine in the forenoon. dull in the afternoon high wind n East
August. 3. not working rainey day wind East. John Sparrow. and. I went down to Charley
Thoughs for some tools and to Bob McKinleys to see two colts wind north west in the
Evening
August. 4. I went down to Uncles and got the Plough. I was scuffling John Walkers
StrawBerries from. . Oclock until night rain wind west Johney got at Morrows 25 cts.
worth of soap and 10 cents woth of East cake
August. 5. I was working all day at a Bridge on the 5. consission for J. Sparrow a fine
cool day wind north west
August. 6th
: I was working for J. Sparrow all day at the ridge in the forenoon and drawing
in wheat in the afternoon dull day wind south East rain in the evening
Wards young one was Berried to day
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August .7. I was working all day for John Sparrow at the Bridge in the forenoon and
drawing in wheat in the afternoon at. J. Sparrows. fine day wind East in the forenoon and
west in the afternoon
Aug. 8th
Father and I cutting hay at Spparrows, all day, for ourselves dull cool day W. S.
Aug. 9th
Sunday, at home Ellen and Alfred came out, dull cool day heavy rain through the
night wind west
Aug. 10th
in the forenoon , laying the Stoop floor Father and I working at J Walkers in the
afternoon Father and I making hay at Sparrows after tea fine wind S. E.
Aug. 11th
Joe McClinchie and I working at home, p’d 3 cts for 4lbs of beef making gates
for myself fine day wind N. W.
Father working at the hay all day
Aug, 12th
Father and I drawing hat from Sparrows, we drew three load with Polly, I got at
Morrows one arrel of Salt 85 cts. I got at W. Duncan’s 16. three inch bolts, not p’d
Clinton pedlar got 14 doz, Eggs $1.40 I was choring, at home after drawing the hay fine
warm day
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Aug. 13th
I was at home all day painting and hanging two gates I got at W. Duncans 26
lbs of gat hangings at 8 cts per lb. and 10, 4 inch bolts I got at Morrows 3 quarts of
Linseed Oil and 3 lbs of Venetian Red15 cts fine day wind W. Cook had Polly at night, to
Brucefield
Aug. 14th
at home all day painting, cutting peas in the forenoon cutting Oats in the
afternoon, got two shoes removed at Duncan not p’d I got 2 ¼ of beef 16 cts not p’d dull
in the forenoon wind N.W. cold afternoon
August.15. I was cutting Oates all day at John Walkers a fine day. wind west
I got 3 quarts of coal Oil at Morrows. 15 cents
I shaved Mr. Walker
August. 16. Sunday. a fine cool day very little wind west father and .I went down to salt
the heifer and. down to D. Penhales got my hair cut and shaved
August. 17. I was cutting Oates about one hour the rest of the forenoon I was at home got
4 and a ½ of eef at 7. cts. Per lb 30. cts not paid. in the afternoon . I was Pullinh Peas at J.
Sparrows a fine cool day wind west
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August. 18. I was at home all day John Sparrow cut our Oates he was a little over half the
day at it fine day wind south west. heavy thunder. and. Lightning in the evening. no rain
August. 19. I was Binding Oates at John Walkers all day but about two hours a very fine
cool day wind north west Uncle and Aunt was here for dinner father. took. 3. Pails to
Bayfield to get mended Paid 35 cts for them
August 20. I was Binding Oates at John Walkers in the forenoon and stooking up and
finished in the afternoon. I was at John Sparrows Drawing in Peas and spring wheat fine
day wind south East
August. 21. I was not working ay home. rain in the morning dull day wind south I went
down to Uncles in the afternoon I got a hook and 2 Steaples for the gate at William
Duncans got two Powders from Dr Elliot for Tott
August. 22. I was at John Walkers drawing his Oater to Mr Dennisons Barn to thrash 59
stooks Willie Dennison and I drew them. I splet wood until 4 Oclock. fine day wind south
father went down to Zurich with Ellen my sister
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August 23rd
Sunday Margaret and children and. I went down to R Penhales a dull cool
day wind south west threatened rain
Aug. 24 at home all day, painting ploughing the pea ground, rained all morning, fair in
the afternoon, dull and cool, wind East got 4 lb of beef 25 cts not p’d got at Morrows one
Geography 75 cents. And one third reader. 35 cents
August 25. I was down to Kalbfleisches for lumber for James Henry Johnson all day cool
day wind north west John Sparrow lent me thirty Dollars I got at Morrows 24. cents
worth of cheese
August 26. I was down to Kalbfleisches for lumber for James Henry Johnson all day I
Paid John Kalbfleisch for Mr. Johnston lumber. $.27. and 74. cents a very cold day wind
north west
August. 27. not working. I went down to Tomey Heards for. Johney Heard. we went to
Charley Toughs for the tools we did not get home untill four Oclock. I Paid Brother John
75 cents for two Bushels and a half of Oates we had our dinner with them. cool day wind
north west
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Aug. 28th
. J. Heard, started, work again we were at Denisons in the forenoon helping to
thrash John Walkers Oates in the afternoon, we were working , we, were working in the
garden for them, dull threatened rain little wind W .West
Aug. 29th
J. Heard. and. I working all day at James. H. Johnston kitchen dull day
threatened rain wind S. East, got at Morrows $1..41 cts worth of nails for J. H. Johnston
charged to myself
August 30. Sunday. I stayed all night last night at John Walkers he died this morning. A
fine day wind north west
August. 31. Joe McClinchie and. I working all day James Henry Johnstons Kitchen and
John Heard in the forenoon. in the afternoon J Heard was working at John Sparrows
drawing Oates fine day
Sept 1st
Joe. McClinchie J. Heard. and I working at J. H. Johnston Kitchen showery all
day wind changable N. W. at night I got at Morrws for J. H. Johnston
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Sept. 1st
6 ½ lbs of zinc 2 lb of 4 in. nails
cts
12 lights of glass 48
2 ½ lb of putty 15
11 lbs of nails 44
4 lb lathe nails 20
1 lb of wrought, do 8
4 dog screw nails 16
all charged to myself {p’d D McDonald 25 cts for 2 fish
Sept. 2nd
J. Heard Joe McClinchie working at James H. Johnstons kitchen, and, I at Mr.
Walkers, funeral the most of the day a very fine day, cool wind N. W. I got frm Mrs
Walker 1 ½ lb of biscuits and 3 lb of cheese Father went to the funeral, and did not come,
home, he went to Ellens
Sept. 3rd
I went out to Seaforth in the morning with Mrs Walkers friend p’d for hair 12 cts
for J. H. Johnston I paid 57 cts for two bags of bran and 5 cts at Kennedys for Polly J.
Heard tinkering round home all forenoon, afternoon we were drawing in Oates at home
wind S. East rain at night
Sept 4 J. Heard and I at J. H. Johnstons a little over half of the day, drawing in our Oates
in the evening and finished a fine day
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Sept 5th
J. Heard and I moving two houses in Brucefield, for Alex. McBeth a fine day I
spent at Dicksons for myself and Polly 40cts
6th
. Sunday a fine day. Mary Strickland was here she came to Wards on Friday night, I
went down to Scotchmers for Father in the evening and he was not able to come,
Margaret Ward was here with cousin Mary all day
Sept.7. John. Heard. and. I working at Brucefield jacking up a house for Alex. McBeth in
the forenoon Alex McBeth Paid me Eight. Dollars for doing him the job: in the afternoon
John Heard and. I was working at James Henry Johnstons kitchen and finished a fine cool
day wind north west I Paid the stage driver.25 cents for a Bushel of lime for. James.
Henry. Johnston. and 10cts. for fetching it to Varna got at Morrows one Bottle of wild
strawberry 37.1/2cts Uncle John Brought father home from Scothchmers
Sept.8. John Heard Joe McClinchies and. I working at Daniel Stickleys in the afternoon
we were not working in the forenoon rain all afternoon wind south East John Heard lent
me seven Dollars. I Paid Old Mrs. Sparrow 19.$ for John Sparrow Part of what he lent
me I Paid cook 25 cents that. I owed him.
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Sept.9. John Heard. Joe. McClinchie and. I working all day at Daniel Stickleys Barn rain
all day wind south west in the forenoon. in the afternoon it was East
Sept 10. John Heard Joe McClinchie and. I working all day at Daniel Stickleys Barn fine
cool day wind south East
Sept 11.. John. Heard. Joe McClinchie. and. I shingling all day at Daniel Stickleys Barn a
fine cool day wind south East Margaret got 5 lbs. of Beef at 7. cents Per lb. not Paid.
35.cts from the Brucefield Butcher
Sept. 12. John Heard. Joe McClinchie and. I shingling all day at Daniel stickleys Barn
fine day high wind sout. Johney took 3. dozen of Eggs to Morrows and for the 25cts.
worth of Oatemeal and. 8cts. worth of Pepper
Sept. 13. Sunday I was at home all day dull wet day Brother John and Sarah came out in
the afternoon Johney Scotchmer. and. Alfey came out
Sept. 14. Johney Heard. Joe McClinchie and. I working all day. at Daniel stickleys a fine
cool day high wind south west
Sept. 15. John Heard. Joe. McClinchie. and. I working all day at Daniel Stickleys. fine
cool day wind south west round to north west at night. Alice got at Morrows 24.cts
worth of Brade, not Paid
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Sept. 16 J. Heard. and Joe. McClinchy working all day at D. Stickly and I in the
afternoon. I was not working in the forenoon went down to J. Reid and to Bayfield I paid
Dr. Nichol 25cts for drawing me a tooth fine cool day wind N.W. Alice took 3 doz Eggs
at 11cts per doz for braid. got on the 15th
and 9 cts worth of ginger
Sept. 17.John Heard. Joe McClinchie. and. I working all. day at Daniel Stickleys Barn.
fine cool day wind west. David Armstrong Paid one Dollars and fifty cents for a days
work for one man. J. Westlake cutting Doors
Sept. 18. John Heard. was cutting corn all day at Mrs. John Walkers Joe McClinchie not
working I was working all day at D. stickleys he Paid me thirty two Dollars an 60cents.
settled in full. I Paid John Heard twelve dollars that he lent me on the 2. and 8 of sept. a
fine warm day
Sept. 19. John Heard and . and father and Johney taking up Potatoes at home. and Old
Tom Johnston half of the day. I Paid him fifty cents for it. a fine cool day wind west I and
Johney Heard Patching Thomas Keys Barn roof about one hour in the Evening
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Sept. 19. I Paid John Sparrow Eleven Dollars Part of the 30 that he lent me to Pay
Kalbfeisch I took 6 Dozen of Eggs to Morrows. 72. cents worth and took it out in trade
all of it
Sept 20. Sunday a very fine day J. heard and. I went down to see the calf at G.
Spackmans. had my tea at Thomas Heards. young Tomey came home with us
Sept. 21.Tomey Heard started work again J Heard and. T. Heard . and I at home all day.
grinding tools cutting the grass in the Orchard and Pulling apples Charley Smith Varna
Paid me twenty-Dollars on his account. I sold the Butcher in Brucefield one Dollars
worth of Pears took it out in Beef. Paid him 80.cts. for meat to day settled in full up to
date
got at Morrows 42cts worth of cheese and 25cts worth of Biscuites charge. fine day wind
south the apple Packers came to Pack apples in the evening
Sept. 22. J. Heard and Tomey. and. I at home in the forenoon at the apples. we sold. 11.
Barls at one $ Per Brl and. 8 at Brl 75.cts Per brl J. Heard. took them to Brucefield in the
afternoon Tomey Heard. and. I making timber at John Reids senior in the afternoon very
cold high wind north west we shot four coons at night in Mr Reids Bush
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Sept. 23. John Heard. Joe McClinchie and. I working all day at Treasurer John Reids
making a sill and Putting it in his shed high wind north west very cold all day
Sept. 24. John. Heart. Joe. McClinchie and. I moving and jacking. Treasurer. John Reids
shed all day a very fine cool day wind west
I cashed Father a. note of sixteen Dollars against James. and. Sam Huston. Sable Line
Sept. 25. John Heard. Joe. McClinchie and. I jacking and Blocking all day. at John Reids.
Treasurer fine cool day high wind south west. I lent Father ten. Dollars wittness. J. Heard.
John Turner. Paid fifty cents for half a Bushel of Pare. father got me. 2. and a ½ Bush of
Oates from Brother John at. 30.cts. Per Bushel he Paid 75 cents for them. I gave him the
money I Paid father one Dollar that he lent me some time ago
Sept. 26. Joe McClinchie and. I hewing timber. and. framing all day a John Reids senior.
and John Heard in the afternoon Father left this morning for Oshawa. he took the 7.40
train took a return ticket it cost him $.7.and 50cents John. Heard took him to Seaforth in
the morning he took one bushel of Pears to Mcginnis and traded them for one hundred lbs
of Bran. 60.cents a fine day wind East. I took one Bushel of Pears to Morrows to sell
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Sept. 27. Sunday a very fine day wind west Joe McClinchie came in for dinner we went
over to scotch John Reids had our tea
Sept. 28. John Heard. Joe. McClinchie. and. I framing all day at John Reids at the
Babylon corner. a fine day wind south East. Margaret gave a Beggar man 20 cents
Sept. 29. John Heard. and. I framing all day at john Reids senior. Joe McClinchie not
working went to Exeter Fair. a very warm day fine wind. s. E
Sept. 30. John Heard. Joe. McClinchie. and. I working all day at John Reids senior and
raised his wood shed a very fine day warm very little wind south East Mr. James Logan
Paid me one Dollar. and. fifty cents and settled his Bill in full to Day I got a Due Bill of
75. cents from Morrows for one Bushel of Pairs.
Oct 1st
. John Heard. Joe McClinchie working all day at John Reids. senior. and. I in the
afternoon I was not working in the forenoon went down to James Logans and over to
mustards on the London road I took one and a half Bushels of Pairs to Morrows to sell. I
got a Pair of braces 15cts. got. 2. snaps. 8cts. Paid 3cts. Postage of a letter I Paid 5cts at j
Robensons for a Bolt in the Buggy wheel I got one Bag of Oates at john Reids 85lbs
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Oct 2. John Heard working all day at John Reid seniors. and. I and Joe McClinchie in the
forenoon in the afternoon Joe McClinchie working at Treasurer. John Reids and. I from
noon untill. 4. Oclock in the evening making window and Door frams. I went down to
Bayfied for my Big rollers. I Paid fifty cents at G. Ervins for seting two new shoes on
Polley. Alice. and Johney took $1.38cts. worth of Butter. and. Eggs. and . got one Dollars
worth of sugar. and a due Bill for. 38. cents at Morrows. I got one Dollars worth of sugar
at Morrows charged. a fine cool day wind S.E.
Oct. 3. John Heard. Joe. McClinchie and. I making 7. sleepers and framing them and
Putting them in James Logans stable Mr Logan Paid me five dollars for doing it very high
wind all day south East untill evening round to the n w rain all afternoon. I got. 2. shoes
removed on Polley at John Robensons 20cts and some Bolts and nut on the bugy 10cts.
W. Purdy wedged the Boxing in one wheel
Oct. 4. Sunday. a dull day high wind Blustry and. showry all day wind north west Dick
Penhale and Lizie came out. Oct 5th
John Heard. Joe McClinchie and. I working ¾ of the
day at John Reid seniors stable. from 10. Oclock untill night we started in the morning at
J. Johns house and had to quit rained all day wind north west
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Oct.5. I Paid John Robenson 30 cents for removing 2. shoes on Polley and some Bolts
and nuts on the Buggy I Paid Old Hughey Cunningham 20 cents for mending the
childrens shoes some time a go. I got a Bottle of Eclectric Oil 25 cents not Paid
Oct. 6. John Heard. Joe McClinchie and. I all day working at John Reids seniors stable
Babylon corner dull showry day snow and rain wind north west
Oct 7. John Heard. Joe McClinchie. and I working in the forenoon at John Reids seniors
stable and finished. and in the afternoon Joe. McClinchie and. I was working at Mr. Johns
house for J. Armstrong John. Heard was not working. he was sick. a fine forenoon wind
south. dull afternoon no wind the ground was covered with snow this morning
Oct 8. John Heard. Joe McClinchie and. I working all day at Johns house for James
Armstrong Putting in sills and lifting fine day wind East in the forenoon in the afternoon
north west. I got a hame strap at John Tippets 12. ½ cents. not Paid. I took 5 and a ¼ lbs
of Butter to Morrows got for it. 1. yard and ¾ of flaning for Totty. Margaret traded 4.
dozen Eggs for 2 yard of flannel to a Pedlar
Oct. 9. J. Heard Joe McClinchie and. I working in the forenoon at Johnes house for. J.
Armstrong Putting in a sill. in the afternoon we went to Bayfield show Johney and. I and
J Heard and Joe McClinchie very cool but fine wind south west
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Oct. 10th
. John Heard. and Joe McClinchie working in the forenoon at J. Johns house for
J. Armstrong Joe McClinchie not working in the afternoon John Heard was cutting corn
at our Place I took a load of moving stuff down to J. Logan and got home the tools from
Johnes. a very fine day wind south I Paid. Ramey Durand one Dollar for work he done
for me. I Paid John Tippet 20cts. for a hame strap and mending my whip I Paid. W.
Purday 2cents for wedging the Buggy wheels last Saturday I Paid 5cts at Morrows for a
Package of Plaster. . got a Due Bill of forty cents at Morrows. for one Bushel of Pairs I
went out to Seaforth in the forenoon for Father. I spent. 10cts. at. Kanedys. I got from
Mrs. Kyle 13 Dollars and 25cts for Apples. I got one Dollar worth of Oatemeal and 60cts
worth of tobaco for father from Mrs. Kyle. I Paid at Johstons Brothers for John Reid one
Dollar and 50cts. for roller hanging for wood shed Doors I Paid 30cts. for 50lbs of Bran
at Kyles and mustard Uncle John Watson was here for Dinner father Paid me the ten
Dollars I lent him. I sent Mr. Smith the minister ½ a Bushel of Pairs
Oct 11. Sunday my Birthday a very fine day I am 41 years of age to day. Brother John
and Mrs. and children came out very fine wind south
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Oct 12. John Heard. T. Heard. Joe McClinchie and. I moving James Logans house all day
and finished. I charged him 10 $. and 50 cents he Paid me ten Dollars of it he is to Pay
me the 50 cent a fine day but high wind. south East
Oct. 13. John. Heard. T.. Heard. Joe. McClinchie. and. I working by the day at William.
Pollocks stable a rainey day wind south East. I got for W. Pollock at Morrows $2.95cts
worth of hinges and nails and Bolts charged to my self
Oct. 14. John Heard. T Heard. Joe. McClinchie and I working all day at William Pollocks
stable a dull cold day showry wind north west I got one Bag of Oates from W.. Pollock
Oct. 15. John. Heard. Joe. McClinchie. and. I working all day at William Pollocks. stable
making Doors and finished a very fine day cool. wind west. Tomey Heard and Father
getting in the wood into the woodshed all day
Oct. 16. John Heard. T. Heard. Joe McClinchie and. I all day. jacking. and. Putting in a
sill at George Elgies a very fine day wind north west. I got 3 quarts of coil Oil . at
morrows 15.cts
Oct. 17. John Heard. Tomey Heard. Joe. McClinchie and. I working all day at George
Elgies stable Putting in sleepers laying floor and Blocking a very fine day wind south
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Oct 18. Sunday a fine day wind west untill night round to south East. father and. I and
Johney went down to salt the cattle at G Spackmans we went to Uncles and Alfreds we
had our tea at Alfreds
Oct. 19. John Heard. Joe McClinchie. Tomey Heard. and I working all day at George
Elgies stable dull day wind east rain in the afternoon I got one Bag of Oates from George
Elgies
Oct. 20. John Heard. T. Heard Joe. McClinchie. and. I making timber at Treasurer John
Reids. started work about 9.. Oclock. rain in the morning dull day wind high south west.
Alice took 95cts worth of Butter to Morrows got a due bill of 95.cts. I got at morrows 4
yards of flannel at 30 cts. Per yard Paid for it in due Bills
Oct. 21. John Heard. Tomey Heard. Joe McClinchie and. I making timber all day at
Treasurer John Reid a dull cold day threatned snow wind south west
Oct. 22. T. Heard. Joe. McClinchie and. I framing all day at Treasurer John Reids. John
Heard and Father getting up the mangles and drawing them in a very fine calm day very
little wind south west sister lizie was out this afternoon
Oct. 23. John Heard. Tomey Heard. Joe McClinchie. and. I framing all day at Treasurer
John Reids. a fine cool day wind north west father was working at Mrs Walkers taking in
her corn
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Oct. 24. John Heard. Tomey. Heard. and. I all day Treasurer John Reids and raised his
building Joe. McClinchie was working at John Reids at the Babylon corner all day. a very
fine day. I Paid. Tomey Heard. thirty five Dollars father got me the 16. Dollars from
Hustons father got 8. lbs of mutton from Brother Johns Old George Slack died last night
Oct. 25. Sunday a very fine day Old George Slacks Funeral father and. I went to it we
went to Scothmers for our dinner D Penhale and Lizie and sister Margaret I went to
chirch at night 5 cents
Oct. 26. John. Heard. Joe McClinchie and. I working all day at Treasurer John Reids
Putting on the rafters and siding a very fine day wind south west. I went to. Isac. Iratts at
night
Oct. 27. John Heard. Joe. McClinchie. and. I working all day at Treasurer John Reids.
dull day rain in the afternoon wind south East I Paid at Morrows 24cts. for. 3. lbs of
rought nails for. J. Reid
Oct. 28. John. Heard. Joe. McClinchie working all day at Treasurer. John. Reids
shingling and making a door. I was working in the afternoon at. J. Reids. in the forenoon.
I went out to seaforth with a grist of. 4. bags of wheat I p’d 65. cents. for 24 feet of
lumber for John Reid. at Broadfoots I Paid 35 cents for a Bag at the Big mill of Bran. I
Paid 10cents. for a plain handle at Johnstons. I Paid 5 cents at Kennedys. stableings for
Polley a dull day wind south East
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1885
Oct. 29th
. John Heard. and Father getting in carrots and apples all day at home rain all day
wind north East Joe McClinchie working all day at John Reids senior Babylon corner at
his woodshed Doors I was working at Treasurer John Reids in the forenoon and in the
afternoon. I was working at John Reids seniors
Oct. 30. John Heard. and Father. getting in the carrotts and apples all day. Joe.
McClinchie. and. I working at John Reids senior Babylon corner in the forenoon and in
the afternoon Joe McClinchie. and. I working at Treasurer John. Reids stable. a very cold
day wind north west
Oct. 31. John Heard. and. Father drawing in the Potatoes a very fine day not much wind
south very heavy frost last night. I sold my Ewe lamb for $. 3. and 50 cents cash to mr
May from Clinton Joe. McClinchie. and. I working all day at J. B. Secords stable framing
Nov. 1st
. Sunday quarterly meeting. Alice Johney and. I went 5 cents. a durty day snow
and rain all day wind south East Joe. McClinchie and Mr. Cook came in in the evning
Nov. 2. John Heard. and. I making Timber all day at George Spackmans. for his wood
shed. a very durty day snow. and. rain/ all day wind west
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Nov. 3. John. Heard. and. I framing all day at G. Spackmans wood shed a very durty day
rain. and. snow blustry wind north west very cold Joe. McClinchie. and. James Wanless
working all day at. J. B. Secords. stable
Nov. 4. John. Heard. and. I working all day at G.. Spackmans the children got vaccinated
dull forenoon rain in the afternoon wind East. James Wanless. working at secords stable
half a day
Nov. 5.. John Heard. and. I working at. G. spackmans. all day. rainey afternoon wind
East. G. Spackman Paid me one Dollar. I. came home at nigh
Nov. 6. John Heard. Joe McClinchie. and John Reid shingling at. G. Spackmans untill 11.
oclock and. I working all forenoon at. G. Spackmans putting on cornish in the afternoon
Joe McClinchie. Johney Reid- and. I working at Treasurer. John Reids stable. a rainey
day wind E. I got at Morrows a Pair of rubbers $1.20cts. not Paid
Nov. 7. Joe. McClinchie. and. I working all day at Treasurer John Reids stable. dull
forenoon threatned rain thunder and lightning. fine afternoon wind changeable s w and
south and s. E. I got at Morrows 40cts. worth of coal oil and caster oil Paid for with a due
Bill. got 48cts. worth of cheese not quite. 4. lbs. and a coppy Book for Alice 10cts- not
Paid
Inside right
Nov. 8. Sunday dull day wind west Margaret. and. I went down to sister. Ellenors in the
afternoon it was her Birth day
Nov. 9. I was working all day at Treasurer John Reids stable dull day cool wind north
west some rain I got sister Ellenors little Charlotte Registered
Nov 10. I was working in the forenoon at Treasurer John Reids stable. I was not working
in the afternoon. I went down to G. Spackmans and down to Westlakes for Johney had
my tea. fine day wind west
Nov. 11. John Westlake. and. I working all day at Treasurer John Reids stable a very fine
day wind south John Torance Paid me one hundred. and sixty five Dollars for Charley
horse he also Paid me nine. Dollars. and. seventy five cents for shingling at his barn. I
Paid him $1. 60cts for doing my road work.
Nov. 12. John Westlake. and. I shingling all day at G. Spackmans. I lent. Richard.
Penhale seventeen Dollars witness G. Spackman I went down for Ramy Durand at night
and Penhales. G. Spackman and. I rain came home at night dull day threatned rain all day
wind south west and south
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Nov. 13th
not working in the forenoon I went over to Ed. Rathwells in the afternoon,
working at treasurer John Reids stable a very cold day wind west I paid James. Reid one
hundred dollars that he lent me on the 27th
of Oct 1883 and seven dollars interest
Nov. 14 I was working at Treasurer John Reids Stable all day, cold, snowy day wind
S.W.
Nov. 15.. Sunday at home all day dull and cold some snow wind west
Nov. 16.. I was all day working at Treasurers John Reids Stable a dull soft day cool wind
west Lous Riel Hung this morning at 8 Oclock
Nov. 17. I was working all day at Isaac Irritts hewing sills. and. sleepers for his kitchen a
very fine day wind south I got at Morrows 3 nots of choak line 25cts not paid
Nov. 18. I was. working all day at Isaac. –Irrits kitchen framing the sills. a dull soft day .
rain all afternoon wind south
Nov. 19. I was working at. Isaac Irratts all day. and John Westlake was working in the
afternoon at. Irratts a fine day but cold wind north west. Paid one cent for a Postal card at
Morrows
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1885
Nov. 20th
. John Westlake. and. I working all day at. Isaac Irratts kitchen and raised it a
dull day rain at night wind south all day
Nov. 21. John Westlake and. I working all day at Isaac. Irratts kitchen a dull soft day
some snow at night wind north west James Henry Johnston Paid me forty three Dollars
and 73 cents. for my labour $14.00. and for material $29 73 and one Dollar and 5cts.
worth of Battens pine. The lime and Plastering is to settle for yet
Nov 22. Sunday a dull soft day snow storm last night at home all day wind East
Nov 23. I went down to J. H. Johnstons in the morning to see the Timber for his Barn
John Westlake was choring at our Place all day in the afternoon. I took ten Bags of apples
to Bayfield. and. got a Barrel. and a Kag of cider made I Paid. Geminehardt 70 cents for
making it I had my tea at Uncles. I got two new shoes set on Polley at W. Duncans not
Paid wind East cool
Nov 24 John Westlake. and. I shingling all day at. I Irratts kitchen. a very cold day wind
north East. I brought home a load of cedar chips from Irratts
Inside left
Alice. and. John Took 2 dozen of Eggs to Morrows and got John a. 2. Part Book 15 cents
and Alice a Bottle of ink. 5. cents and the rest in Pepper settled up
Nov. 25. John Westlake. and. I working all day at Isaac. Irratts kitchen shingling and
Putting up the stoop. a very cold day wind north East
Nov. 26.. John Westlake and. I working at Isaac. Irratts Kitchen untill three Oclock. after
that we were working at Tomey Keays house putting window casings a mild day not
quite so cold wind north East
Nov. 27. John Westlake. and. I working all day at George Elgies stable a mild day no
wind snow this morning old Hughey sold my Boots
Nov 28. John Westlake. working all day at Treasurer John Reids stable and. I in the
afternoon I went down to W. Pecks in the forenoon James Armstrong Paid me fifteen
Dollars for Putting in sill and lifting J. Lyons house. Father Paid Old Hughy fifty cents
for mending my Boots I Paid father the fifty cents and 2cts that he Paid for Beef some
time a go. fine day wind south west
Nov. 29. Sunday a mild day soft wind west Margaret and I went down to Uncles in the
afternoon and had our tea
Inside right
Nov. 30. John Westlake. and. I working all day at Treasurer John Reids stable. a dull soft
day very mild no wind. John Reid Paid me forty Dollars I got 81. lbs of Oates with the
Bag from John Reid I Paid John Westlake forty Dollars. on his wages
Dec. 1. not working in the forenoon went down to James Mustard with to do moving. I
Paid Tomey Wiley our taxes. 7 Dollars and. 14. cents. Henry Keays Paid me one Dollar
for Harrison Thompson in the afternoon John Westlake and. I moving at James Mustards.
mild day Dull no wind I had J. sparrows horse and wagon
Dec. 2. John. Westlake. and. I at James Mustard Kippen. moving his wood shed. and. Put
2 sills in it. J. Mustard Paid me Ten Dollars for the two days moving. I Paid Dr. Elliott
fifty cents for vaccinacing the children. dull day mild wind south west I had J. Sparrows
horse and waggon
Dec. 3. John Westlake was sharping saws all forenoon at our Place. and father and drew
Mrs Walkers corn – in the forenoon in the afternoon J. Westlake. and. I was Taring down
an old Building at Uncles John Watsons a snow storm wind north, John Robenson
sharped. 3. Bars for me not Paid
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Dec. 4. John Westlake. and. I working at Uncles John Watsons taking down the old stable
untill four Oclock. a stormey day snow storm wind south East. and East and north East. I
Paid John Westlake ten Dollars I lent Uncle John Watson ten Dollars John Westlake left
and went home father got at Morrows 15cts worth of oil and a lamp globe 10cts
Dec. 5.. I was at home all day we killed a year old whether he weighed 75. lbs of mutton I
sold him to Morrow at. 6. cents Per lb and the skin at 75 cents. I got a Due Bill for $5.
and 25. cents.. it was a very stormey day snow storm a north wester I had the cutter out
for the first time the first sleighing
Dec. 6. Sunday a very cold stormey day wind north west very rough
Dec. 7. I was at home all day choring round home all day a very rough day wind north
west round to south west at night. I took the childring to school
Dec 8. I went down to. G. spackmans and traded him our heifer and Uncles steer for 80.
coards of wood and 12. coards for my work at his wood shed. 42 coards in all. I allowed
him 8. Dollars and 25cts. for the heifers Pasture. a very rough afternoon snow storm
south East. I Paid Old Hughey C. 35 cents for mending Alices shoes half soling them
Dec. 9. not working went Jack. Reids. and seen Jim Henry Johnston took no job.
afternoon. I settled with. J. Armstrong he Paid me five Dollars. settlement in full to day. a
rainey day wind south west cold at night I paid Old Hughey. C. 30 cents for half soling
johneys shoes
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1885
Dec 10th
. not working cold day wind west I Paid 10cts at Stewarts for liqurice. I went
down to Uncles for some tools in the afternoon. Brought them up to John Reids. I got at
Morrows 10. lbs of Oatemeal. 25.cts. I got at Morrows 10. lbs of Oatemeal. 25cts. I got 5.
and a ½ yards of red flannel $1.85cts.
Dec. 11. I was working all day at John Reids- Treasurer putting up a partition in the
house a dull cold day wind west
Dec. 12. I went down to Dick Penhales on horse Back Richard Penhale Paid me fifteen
Dollars of the seventeen that. I lent him on the 12. of november a dull cold day wind
south west
Dec. 13. Sunday it snowed all forenoon. I was at home a very mild day no wind warm al
day
Dec. 14. a stormey day a north wester. I went down to Tomey Heards. I Paid John Heard.
fifty Dollars on his wages. I had my dinner at. Heards Mrs John. Tippet came home with
me. I was at G Bates about a Building
Dec. 15.. Wilehelmine got married this morning to Lantie Clark a stormey day snow all
day wind south west Tomey Denison father. and. I killed Mrs. Walker her pig I took. 2
and a half Bushels of Onions to Morrows and got a Due Bill for two Dollars for them. I.
took three lbs of Butter and got 7 lbs of suggar for it
Inside left
Dec. 16. not working we cut Mrs Walkers Pig up for her a fine mild day no wind
Dec. 17. we Killed our Pigs. John. Sparrow helped us to Buttcher them. fine day mild
very little wind south East Jacob Snider came up and took a load of moving traps I Paid
Dr Elliot 75 cents for medicine for my self. I got at Morrows a Pair of no 7 shoes for
Tottie Price one Dollar
Dec. 18. at home in the forenoon cutting up our Pork. Jacob snider came out and took 8.
Plank and the capsol. I went down to John Mcallisters and Joe Fosters in the afternoon
done no Bussiness soft day wind south west I got a Pair of no. 7. shoes for Totty one. $ at
Morrows not Paid
Dec. 19. John Denison and. I went down to Willie Pollocks. and. to Bayfield. and to Tom
Stinsons we had our dinners at John Pollocks and Polley fed it cost me sixty cents James
McIntyre Paid me six Dollars his account in full to Date a very rough day a north wester.
John Sparrow lent me twenty five Dollars. I Paid it Back to his mrs at night. I did not use
it
Dec. 20. Sunday a very fine day not much wind west I was at home all day. not well
Inside right
Dec. 21. I was at home not working Joe Foster Paid me twenty five Dollars for work
done in 1884 Settled in full. I got at Morrows 15cts worth of coal Oil and 25cts worth of
soap. we took our two Ewes to James McLymonts Ram a very fine day no wind. I got a
Rooster from William Mcallister he gave it to me I gave 25cts. to Maggie Mitchell and
Miss Weeks for a present for the master
Dec.22. a soft day rain in the morning wind south west I went down to G Spackmans.
and. I lent G. Spackman one Hundred Dollars at Eight Per cent until Paid he got it for six
months and gave his note for it James Johnston old Billeys Jim endorsed the note with
him I had my Dinner at Archie Campbells. was in the see John C I stayed all night at
Brother Johns
Dec. 23. I. went down to. Jacob Sniders. I had my dinner at Mrs. Snowdens. John Reid
senior Paid me fifteen Dollars on my work. Uncle. John Watson. Paid Margaret the ten
Dollars. I lent him on Dec. 4. a soft day rain in the morning the sleighing all gone wind
south and south west
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Dec. 24. I went down to. G. Spackmans. I was in the afternoon at Spackmans making
Doors for his wood shed a dull cold day no wind no sleighing. I stayed all night at. G.
Spackmans
Dec. 25. I got three Pigs at. Mrs.. Mossops. and Paid seven Dollars on them. I owe her
fifty cts yet on them they are two Dollars and fifty cents each one of them was for mrs.
Walker. and. two for myself Mrs Walker Paid two Dollars. and 50cts for the Pig. and.
Two Dollars. and. 50 cents. on my work. I done her during the summer. I was at home in
the afternoon Christmas day a very fine one a very fine day cold the sun shone all day
Dec. 26th
I took 6 bags of Oats down to Bayfield Mill to get chopped and paid 39cts for
the chopping I paid G. Irwin 50cts for putting two new shoes on Polleys hind feet. I got
Father 2cts worth of tobbaca at Morrows and paid for it my-self. I spent 10cts for
Liquorice Father went down to Alfreds with me and staid all night cold day wind north
East
Dec. 27th
. Sunday at home in the forenoon in the afternoon Johnie and I went down to
Alfred’s for Father, a fine day wind S.W.
Dec. 28. I went over to Denisons in the forenoon and in the afternoon. I went to the
nomation Thomas Simpson Paid me 4$ and 50.cent for making sills for his Barn dull soft
day
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James Henry Johnstons
Barn to Be 40 x 60
15 Posts 10 x 10. 12 feet long 2.70 feet
Plates and long sills 3.60
Cross sills and Beems 4.00
25 guirts 4.50
10 Purline Posts 1.20
1 mud sibl 42 feet
11 Sleepers 40 feet long 440 feet
Overlayers 200 feet
15 Cedar Posts 8 feet long 120 feet
11 guirts in under barn ___ 182 feet ___
2584 (52 days work for a man
For making timber (65 Dollars at $1.25 Per day
making timber 65
for framing and finishing off 130 Dollars
image of barn
design including
lengths and
descriptions
himlock lumber 153
200 lbs of 9 inch nails and 100 ls of shingle nails 10
Hinges and fasings 12
for shingles and halling them 76
for Pine lumber for Doors rought nails and spick ___11.70 _
457.70
Inside left
Dec 17th
. 1885. Jacob Snider. got 14. rollers. 2 pack crews and three Barrs. 2 little ones
and one Big one. and one sledge one snatch Block and 2. Big chanes and the Pulling line
Dec. 18. Jacob Snider got .8. Planks. and . the capsol
Inside right
Dressed and gruved plank 2000. feet
inch lumber for inside work 3550. feet
out side siding siding 4110. feet
sheeting 3000. feet
cornish and ridge Boards 322. feet
21 Pair of rafters 2 ½ x 5.25 feet long 1100. feet
56 Peices of scanlling 3 x 4.14 feet long 784. feet
13 Peices oc scantling 3 x 4.12 feet long 156. feet
6 Peices of scanling 4 x 4.12 feet long 96. feet
2 Peices of scantling 4 x 4.18 feet long 48. feet
2 Peices of scantling 5 x 5.20 feet long 83. feet
2 Peices of scantling 4 x 4.16 feet long 42. feet
151291 feet
350 feet of snatched Pine for Doors
And 80 feet for Battens
31. Sq of shingle
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1885
Dec 29. I went over to the goshen line with G. Forest in the forenoon to see the Timber
about his Barn dull day wind south I went down to Jacob Sniders in the afternoon
Dec 28 John Westlake was moving at Jacob Sniders all day for me
Dec 29. John Westlake was moving at Jacob sniders for me
Dec 30 John Westlake and. I Putting in sills in the forenoon at Jacob Sniders granery not
working in the afternoon came home. dull soft day wind south east I settled up with Mrs
John Walker for the year 1885 she Paid me seven Dollars. also Paid me one Dollar and
fifty cents to Pay mclean for her Expostor
Dec 31. I was at James Turners. Par Line fencing all day a dull soft Day wind south West
all day no snow
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Montreal House
Seaforth,..... Aug 1st
.....188
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Bought of DUNCAN &
DUNCAN,
-IMPORTERS OF-
Dry Goods, Millinery, Clothing, etc.
SOLD
BY
EX’D BY
6 migham 15 90
9 tramp 9 81
2 Cloth 2 00
5 ½ Holland 1 10
lamb mutton 45
¼ Brosnils 15
6 spools 15
1 button 10
1 ½ do 18
5. 87
Paid
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January 1. 1885. I was at home choring round all day a cold day wind north west snow.
I gave Edward Ward one Dollar he was a way all day. I got at Morrows in
goods to the amount of one Dollar and* fifty two cents $1.52cents
I Paid Old Hughey Cunningham for mending Alice and Johneys shoes 30cts
I got Alice another shoe mended Paid Jan 3 fifteen 15cts
January 2 .I was not working in the forenoon. I was at John Walkers sawing wood in the
afternoon snow, wind East Edward Ward was here all day left at night went to
John Johnstons. I got at Morrows a Book fifty cents charged to me 50. not
Paid
January 3. I was at home in the forenoon faning Oates cold morning wind south east in
the afternoon. I was at John Sparrows sawing wood Edward Ward was sawing
wood all day at J. Johnstons. I got at Morrows one Box of soda Biscuits not
paid 28cent. I Paid Old Hughey Cunningham fifteen cts for for mending Alice
shoe 15cents
January 4 Sunday a fine day mild little wind south west I was at home all day Edward
Ward stayed all night last night and all day to day Mr Cook came down to see
us
January 5 I went down the Goshen to G Downsons In the forenoon I asked him $35 00
for shingling and putting in sills and $.50.00 for the moving job. I came down
to 32$. for the shingling I was round Varna in the afternoon I Paid 3 cts at
Morrows for a ¼ of a lb of salts. I Paid Old Hughey Cunningham 20 cents for
mending my Boots new heels on them a fine soft day, wind south west.
Edward Ward had his Breakfast this morning and then left went to Varna all
day
January 6. I was at home in the forenoon rain wind south west dull afternoon I went
down to Bayfield in the afternoon. and. to Hurds and James Johnstons. I Paid
John. Hurd Seventy five Dollars. 75=00 on his wages.
January 7 I paid Jack Reid 25. cents for lime settled and gravel. I got to date a Bottle of
caster oil at Morrows. 18. cents. I took 11 Bags of Apples to Geminehardts for
cider Paid him 77. cents for making them. Paid G Erwin 20cts for removing 2
shoes on Polley
Page. 2. 1885
January 7th
. Mr Connors. paid me twenty Eight Dollars and 91 cents on Howards account
Settled in full. a dull day frising a little west wind
January 8. I was at home in the forenoon. I went down to Edmund Westlakes in the
afternoon to see about getting wood a fine mild day soft Margaret was Boiling
down cider
Jan 9 .I went down to John Foots and James Turners Par line to see about getting
wood. I had my dinner at J. Turners . I got 1915 lbs of Hay from John Turner.
I paid him $6=70 cents for it. I paid Cook 15 cents for weighing it. A fine day

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