William Beattie Diary, 1866-1867

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William Beattie Diary, 1866-1867

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January 1, 1866

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William Beattie Diary Collection

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DAILY JOURNAL FOR 1866.

TORONTO: PUBLISHED BY BROWN BROTHERS MANUFACTURING STATIONERS, 66 KING STREET EAST .

JANUARY, MONDAY, 1. 1866 {to create each day's heading indent by one space}

Very fine day but no slaging [sleighing} riffl shuting in the afternoon at Hom

TUESDAY, 2. 

Verry fine day was over to Enotvil in the afternoon and paid the Taxes 18$ & 43 cents

WEDNESDAY, 3

Rather cold to day I was at Guelph Fair Cattle cosdrable {considerably?} lower in price since last Fair pork 7 1/2$ per Hunder Wheat 1$ per Bushel oats 28 Cents

JANUARY, THURSDAY, 4. 1866

Verry cold to day I was Killing pigs at John Beatties

FRIDAY, 5.

Frosty to day was at hom to day fixing cattle & Hogs cutting wood

SATURDAY, 6.

cold to day at hom fixing things

JANUARY, MONDAY 8. 1866.

Sunday & Monday both very Frosty days we was both of us George Beatties Thrashing on Monday

TUESDAY 9.

a little milder to day both at George Beatties to day Thrashing & Finished there thrashing

WEDNESDAY, 10.

Pleasant to day was at school metting in Fornoon & clening wheat in the afternoon

JANUARY THURSDAY, 11. 1866.

a little soft to day we was cleaning wheat to day

FRIDAY, 12.

I went to Fergus this morning with the sleigh & to Geulph in the afternoon with a load of wheat 43 Bushels & 50 lb at 98 cents per Bushel rather wet in the evening I brought hom a new stove 21 Dollars in price

SATURDAY, 13.

Freezing a little to day I was at Mr. Elgies to day thrashing oats

JANUARY MONDAY, 15. 1866.

I was at home to day cleaning wheat it is frosty to day

TUESDAY, 16

It was a very stormy & blowing day George was at David Cupres Thrashing

WEDNESDAY, 17. 

Milder to day I was at William Murries killing pigs

JANUARY, THURSDAY, 18. 1866. 

I was at hom to day clening wheat in the afternoon Fine to day

FRIDAY, 19. 

Soft to day & sawing we was at Geulph with Wheat sold at Allens Mills One Doller & 2 cents per bushel 36B - 20 lb pork $4 1/2 pr 100 oats 28 cents

SATURDAY, 20.

Very stormy to day & high wind I was at hom

JANUARY, MONDAY 22. 1866.

Cold to day & sunday was very cold & rough I was Butchering at George Beatties to day

TUESDAY, 23.

More mild to day I was at Hom drawing Turnip out of pit

WEDNESDAY, 24.

a little colder to day wind from the Est I was at Fergus in the afternoon getting sucker of pump repaired

JANUARY, THURSDAY, 25. 1866.

some more snow this morning fine day working at hom A party at David Cupers at night dancing

FRIDAY, 26.

plesent to day working at hom a little more snow in the morning

SATURDAY, 27.

Fine day to day I was working at hom

JANUARY, MONDAY, 29. 1866.

Fine day we was drawing Turnips out of the pits Inclined to be soft

TUESDAY, 30.

a little soft this morning drawing Turnips in the afternoon clening oats

WEDNESDAY, 31.

Rather colder to day George at Guelph with oats 49 1/2 Bushels at 29 cents

FEBRUARY, THURSDAY, 1. 1866.

Good winter wether I was working at home to day

FRIDAY, 2.

Rather colder to day was at home fixing for Butchering

SATURDAY, 3.

Verry cold & stormy we was clening oats in the morning George at Guelph in the afternoon 52 1/2 Bushels at 38 cents

FEBRUARY, MONDAY, 5. 1866.

Terry cold day we was killing our pigs & Beef the weights were 5/6. 40g. 335. 325.345 191 1/2

TUESDAY, 6.

Not quite cold to day I was at Guelph with pork sold 1262 at 7 dollars & 70 cents per 100 $g7. 17 cents Wheat to day 103 cents oats 30 cents

WEDNESDAY, 7.

Fine to day I was at hom

FEBRUARY, THURSDAY, 8. 1866.

Snowing a litte in the afternoon we was at Robert Pritchart weding Sleigh rid to Guelph & dancing all night

FRIDAY, 9.

Fine to day was at hom asking hands for thrashing

SATURDAY, 10.

Soft to day we was thrashing & brock the machine got hir repaired in the afternoon

FEBRUARY, MONDAY, 12. 1866.

A good deal of snow on Saturday night & sunday morning fine on Monday we was drawing turnips out of pit Elesbeth Beattie came here to day

TUESDAY, 13.

Fine day a little soft we finished thrashing our wheat to day

WEDNESDAY, 14.

A good bit more snow to day we was grinding axes this afternoon

FEBRUARY, THURSDAY, 15. 1866.

Frosty to day and drifting verry bad wednesday night and thursday morning I was at hom to day

FRIDAY, 16.

verry frosty and drifting verry bad the roads gratly drifted up clening Wheat at hom

SATURDAY, 17.

a little milder to day but considerable share of frost we was clening wheat in the fornoon

FEBRUARY, MONDAY, 19. 1866.

a little more snow we was clening wheat to day

TUESDAY, 20.

Midling cold to day snowing a little clening wheat

WEDNESDAY, 21.

Milder to day we was drawing Turnips to day out of pit

FEBRUARY, THURSDAY, 22. 1866.

Thawing a good bit to day I was at Fergus Fair cattle selling lower then at last Fair

FRIDAY, 23.

Thawing considerable to day I was shvling snow in the afternoon on the roads rained verry weighty throughout the night

SATURDAY, 24.

Freezing to day & blowing towards night at hom day

FEBRUARY, MONDAY, 26. 1866.

Calm to day but very frosty I was choping stove wood George gon up countrie for seed wheat

TUESDAY, 27.

Verry fine day I was choping & atending the cattle

WEDNESDAY, 28.

Rather colder to day I was thrashing at William Murries

MARCH, THURSDAY, 1. 1866.

Thawing & warm to day slighing going of fast the seam drawing sand for John Beattie

1st Marche 1867 Friday

soft the last days of Febuary & first of Marche

FRIDAY, 2.

Warm & thawing to day we was drawing turnips

2nd Saturday frosty with shoures of snow & high wind choing stove wood

SATURDAY, 3.

Freesing a little this morning but the sleighing is about done we finished drawing turnips I bought a sow from William Murry this morning for 17 1/2 dollers

4th Monday Fine day at George Beatties thrashing wheat

MARCH, MONDAY, 5. 1866

Cold footy day we was clening Wheat. Low piged to day Thirteen pigs

TUESDAY, 6.

verry cold day I was at Elora fair it was a verry large Fair prices rather lower George at Guelph with wheat 47 Bushels at one doller per bushel

WEDNESDAY, 7.

Colder to day we was at Guelph Fair we had wheat 25 1/2 Bush at $1. per Bushel large cattle Fair prices low

MARCH, THURSDAY, 8. 1866.

Not so cold to day we was clening wheat in the fornoon I was at Mr. McGaes Funrel in the afternoon great excitement in Guelph the Riflmen going to the lines

FRIDAY, 9.

rather cold to day I was at Johns this afternoon at a partie George at Guelph with Wheat 45 Bushels sold at Goldies 1$ 1 cent for Bushel all Bills

SATURDAY, 10.

at home to day clening Wheat. Sold our fat cattle to day at four Dollers & a quarter per Hunder live weight

MARCH, MONDAY, 12. 1866.

Fine day we was at Guelph with fat cattle & Wheat 46 Bushels at $1 - 1 cent per Bushel

TUESDAY, 13

Left to day I was at Mr. Elgies thrashing in the afternoon

WEDNESDAY, 14.

Wet to day I was at John Metcalfs thrashing to day

MARCH, THURSDAY, 15. 1866.

Raining to day we was at Murtons sale in the afternoon

FRIDAY, 16.

clening oats in the fornoon drawing wood & choping in the afternoon snow showrs

SATURDAY, 17.

Very frosty with high wind & snow I was at Elgies thrashing this fornoon George at Guelph with oats 61 Bushels at 30 cents per B. 17th Cold day George at Guelph with 20 Bushels Wheat 144 cents & 28 oats at 34 cents paid Ann Jean Bell $5

MARCH, MONDAY, 19. 1866. 

Milder to day we was getting hom fire wood

18 March 1867 drawing rails from McTinees swamp

TUESDAY, 20.

Cold & snowing a little to day we was both at John Mutries choping fire wood

19 Drawing rails

WEDNESDAY, 21.

a little warmer to day at home getting wood drawed

20 choping cedar had John Ogg helping me 2 1/2 days this week

MARCH, THURSDAY, 22. 1866.

Fine to day I was at Fergus Fair & sold a fat cow for 36 dollers & bought 10 Bushels of Barley for seed at 70 cents per Bushel from Mr. David Allen one yew lambed to day

21 March 1867 Was at Fergus Fair very cold day the most snow fell through out the night of any day or night all winter. I sold Mr. Anderson in Guelph Four or Five hunder Bushels of oats at 36 per Bushel silver. or 35 Bills

FRIDAY, 23. 

Fine to day I was drawing fire wood our school exemination took place to day Bought John Cupers Bugie for 45 dollers Ten months credit

22 Rather stormy I was at the school exemination

SATURDAY, 24. 

pleasant to day we was drawing & choping wood out of the creek

23 Drawing rails & posts from swamp

MARCH, MONDAY, 26. 1866

Very stormy on the 25 & frosty to day I was choping this forenoon over at Enotville in the afternoon

25th Frosty & cold drawing rails George at Guelph with oats & Barley

TUESDAY, 27.

clening oats this fornoon & choping in the afternoon

26 Drawing Rails George at Guelph with oats 66 Bushels

WEDNESDAY, 28.

Cold to day George in Guelph with oats 63 Bushels at 28 cents per Bushel $17.64 cents

27 Drawing rails George at Guelph with Barley 60 Bushels at 52 cents

MARCH, THURSDAY, 29. 1866. 

I was at hom to day making sugar {troughfs?}

28 Drawing rails

FRIDAY, 30.

At home to day I rented John Elmslies Farm at the rate of $100 per year for five years

29th Thursday I was at Fergus paying seat rents George at Guelph with Barley 57 Bushels at 52 cents

SATURDAY, 31.

A little soft & snowing this forenoon. I was at Guelph with oats 59 Bushels at 29 cents per Bushel $17.11 cents

30 Drawing rails the others clening grain sold Andrew Hudson 40 Bushels oats

APRIL, MONDAY, 2. 1866.

Fine to day I was at John Beatties getting the lese wrot for John Elmslies Farm rented it for 4 yers at 100 Dollers per year clening oats in the afternoon 46 B for shoping & William Murrie got 34 Bushels

1 Aprils 1867 Wet with sleet & rain George at Guelph with 80 Bushels oats

TUESDAY, 3.

Thawing to day we started to make sugar Hired Hester Cordner for one year at $100

WEDNESDAY, 4.

Very fine day & the snow going fast working at sugar making I was out this afternoon colecting seat rents for Melvil Church old parker got 15 Bushels oats at 30 cents $4.50

APRIL, THURDSAY, 5. 1866.

I was at Fergus this afternoon snow nerly gon of the fields

FRIDAY, 6.

some frost to day we was thrashing peas with the flails no run of sap yet Paid William Murrie one Hunder Dollers for going of John Elmslies Farm

SATURDAY, 7.

We was in Guelph with oats 57 Bushels at 30 cents per Bushel

ARPIL, MONDAY, 9. 1866.

Fine day to day I q was at John Beatties this forenoon getting the lese wrot for John Elmslies farm clening oats in the afternoon for choping 46 Bushels & William Murry got 34 Bush Fine day for making sugar Paid John Elles one Hunder Dollers & 4$ Interest received from Henry {C?} Kays $ 26.25 cents Interest on mortgage for 15 months sold George Elgie one Turky 75 cents

TUESDAY, 10.

Thawing to High wind making sugar

WEDNESDAY, 11.

Very Fine to day making sugar & at mill with 5 Bags Wheat & 10 oats at post office in the evening sent order to Kingston $47.35 Interest for John Patton

APRIL, THURSDAY, 12. 1866

Warm to day we was making sugar done of two batches this afternoon rain for the first this spring. in the evning

FRIDAY, 13.

Warm to day finished making sugar & started to plough. made about one Hunder weight of sugar

SATURDAY, 14.

Fine day ploughing with two teems some slight showrs

APRIL, MONDAY, 16. 1866

Fine day ploughing beside the ston Barn {illegible} took sow to John Heffrons

 TUESDAY, 17.

Fine today ploughing withe two tems taking of stons with one

WEDNESDAY, 18.

Very warm ploughing & cultivating

Thursday the 18th Aprile 1867 Started to plough

APRIL, THURSDAY, 19. 1866.

Warm ploughing with three temes & has one field cultivated

Warm day ploughing with two teams

FRIDAY, 20.

Fine to day we soed the first field of Wheat to day beside the Barn Thunder & rain at night

Fine day ploughing

SATURDAY, 21.

Not so warm to day very high wind ploughing sod

APRIL, MONDAY, 23. 1866.

Cold & high wind sowing peas beside the scholhouse

Monday 22 snowing to day was at the mill with a grist

TUESDAY, 24.

High wind & cold thrashing peas & sowing beside the ston Barn

23 rather cold was ploughing with three teams

WEDNESDAY, 25.

Very cold & high wind finished sowing peas put in 15 or 16 acres

24 still cold ploughing

APRIL, THURSDAY, 26. 1866.

Calmer to day ploughing with two teems at the John Elmslies one team harroing at peas

25 Cold & showry ploughing

FRIDAY, 27.

Warm I was ploughing at John Elmslies the other teams harroing

SATURDAY, 28.

Warm in fornoon windy & cold towards night sowing wheat & oats

APRIL, MONDAY, 30. 1866.

Calm but hard frost I was cultivating turnip ground other teams harrowing

MAY, TUESDAY, 1. 

Windy & cold some snow towards night we finished sowing wheat at hom & sowed one field at Elmslies

Wednesday1st cold & frosty to day ploughing

WEDNESDAY, 2.

Cold & frosty with high wind we was ploughing & stoning at Elmslies place Beef selling at $ 6 {illegible} H{illegible}n to 6 1/4 spring Wheat at $1. 52 1/2.

cold & frosty ploughing

MAY, THURSDAY, 3. 1866.

cold to day again we was ploughing at Elmslies with three teams

FRIDAY, 4. 

indy & cold sowing grass seed at hom in the forenoon ploughing in the afternoon at J Elmslies George Matlands Barn burnt this afternoon

SATURDAY, 5. 

a little warmer sowing wheat at John Elmslies. roguhf field {neset?} the side road

MAY, MONDAY 7. 1866.

Plesent to day finished sowing Wheat this spring crop ploughing for Barley sow at John Heffrons

6th May 1867 Sowed the first of the wheat this seson

TUESDAY, 8.

Fine day ploughing for oats & Barley a slight rain in the evning

Sowing oats

WEDNESDAY, 9. 

Fine to day ploughing with two teams one drawing stones.

Harroing to day

MAY, THURSDAY, 10. 1866.

Warm to day sowed our barley this afternoon William Morros stable catched fire but was put out

9th May sowing wheat windy to day

FRIDAY, 11.

Warm & drie we was ploughing for oats

10th windy sowing wheat finished at hom

SATURDAY, 12. 

Warm & high wind I was sowing oats at hom

11th Sowing wheat at the stone Barn Spring Wheat $2. 12 1/2 cents per Bushel in Guelph

MAY, MONDAY, 14. 1866.

rather cold & some frost at night I finished ploughing at hom

13th Wet this morning I was sowing wheat

TUESDAY, 15.

a little cold with frost at night I finished sowing oats at hom

A little wet sowing wheat on the sod at John Elmslies

WEDNESDAY, 16. 

Very cold in the morning was at Fergus at church fast day

15th Rather cold at Fergus at church

 MAY, THURSDAY, 17. 1866.

Not quit so cold was ploughing for oats at the ston houce I was hunting for our year olds

16th Cold I was sowing oats and grass seed

FRIDAY, 18.

Mild & warm to day we was ploughing

17th cold I was Harrowing

SAATURDAY, 19.

Warm we finished sowing at the ston house sowed twelve acres Mare Foaled this morning

18th Not so cold I was sowing wheat

MAY, MONDAY, 21. 1866.

Cold with high wind we was ploughing at John Elmslies for oats

20th Finished sowing Wheat

TUESDAY, 23.

Very cold & high wind we was ploughing do do

21th Very winday I was ploughing rain in the evning

WEDNESDAY, 23.

Cold & frosty some flakes of snow falling this morning. ploughing

22 Wet & showry all day I was at the Blacksmith with Harold

MAY, THURSDAY, 24. 1866.

Warmer to day John Mutrie was helping me to plough the wheat looks very midling & Indifferent Fall Wheat is selling at $ 2 & Spring $1.45 cents oats 30 cents cherrie tree in blossam

23 I was at Guelph with Wheat 44 Bushels at 182 Cents per Bush

FRIDAY, 25.

Dark & cloudy not mutch rain finished ploughing for oats

24 I was ploughing

SATURDAY, 26.

Warm I was helping John Elmslie to put up the line fence. at John Beatties in the afternoon dreeling for pottoes

25 I was ploughing wet in the afternoon

MAY, MONDAY, 28. 1866.

Rained all day on sunday & on monday fornoon finished sowing oats we was fencing in the afternoon

TUESDAY, 29.

Cold at nights we started to the potatoes to get ground redy for planting

WEDNESDAY, 30.

Rained in the afternoon stoning & working potatoes ground

MAY, THURSDAY, 31. 1866.

Fine day I was at Guelph with oats 46 Bushels at 31 cents Spring wheat $1.45 cents

JUNE, FRIDAY, 1.

Fine day we was dunging our potatoes the Fenins crosed the lines at Fort Erie the Toronto Volinters atack them

SATURDAY, 2. 

Warm day planted our potatos more fighting to day the Fenins driven back Apel Trees in ful blossam

3rd Finished sowing oats at John Elmslies

JUNE, MONDAY, 4. 1866.

Showrey to day I was at a Fire Insuranc meeting the team awa for timber for George Matlands Barn

TUESDAY, 5.

Raining at times fixing fences the mount Forest Volentiers came down to day

Wednesday 5 June 1867 Finished sowing oats

WEDNESDAY, 6. 

some showrs through out the day I was at Guelph Fair and the horse races

Thursday 6th working at the potatoes ground

MAY, THURSDAY, 7. 1866.

Fine day I planted a few cabbages I bought in Guelph we planted some potatos to day

Friday 7 drawing dung for the potatoes great thunder sorm in the aftern-noon very heavy rain

FRIDAY, 8.

Verry warm we finished planting potatoes

Saturday 8 drawing dung

JUNE, MONDAY, 11. 1866.

Fine to day drawing off stones ploughing & roling commenced to clip the sheep

Monday 11 planting out potatoes

TUESDAY, 12.

Not so warm to day Finished cliping our own sheep & done John Beatties in the afternoon.

WEDNESDAY, 13.

Warm to day ploughing turnip land & diging out stones

JUNE, THURSDAY, 14. 1866.

Fine growing days showrey at nights blasting stones in the turnip ground

FRIDAY, 15. 

Warm ploughing rain through-out the night

SATURDAY, 16. 

Ploughing & taking of stones

JUNE, MONDAY, 18. 1866.

rained sunday afternoon & all day to day I was at the Blacksmith smiths getting fore shouse on the Horses

TUESDAY, 19. 

Faired of to day I was ploughing land very wet

WEDNESDAY, 20.

Harrowing turnip land I was at Tinie Cattnachs Funral Mrs. Mutrie died to night

JUNE, THURSDAY, 21. 1866.

Warm I put in the first of our Turnips

FRIDAY, 22.

Warm driling turnipp land was at Mrs. Mutries Funral this afternoon & soed more turnips

SATURDAY, 23. 

Very warm puting in turnips cropes growing fast & looking well

JUNE, MONDAY, 25. 1866.

Warm day & thundering I was at Harrisons raising a barn

TUESDAY, 26.

Warm I was drawing dung for turnips George Maitlands barn was raised to day

WEDNESDAY, 27.

Not so warm to day I was out colecting set rents this evinging

JUNE, THURSDAY, 28. 1866.

Colder to day drawing out dung at Fergus this afternoon at a meeting of church managers

FRIDAY, 29.

Working at turnips a havy thunder showr this evinging

SATURDAY, 30.

Warm driling & sowing turnips

30 June 1867 Finished sowing turnips very warm & drie.

JULY, MONDAY, 2. 1867

Fine to day drawing out dung & Finished sowing turnips crops looks well

TUESDAY, 3.

Windy ploughing Fallo & taking out stones

WEDNESDAY, 4.

Raining this morning I was asking hands for Johns Raising & cutting thistles

JULY, THURSDAY, 5. 1866.

Thunder & rain in the after noon I was at Johns all day preparing for the raising Temes ploughing summer Fallo

FRIDAY, 6. 

Fine warm day we was at the raising of Johns Barn

SATURDAY, 7.

Very warm rained a good bit through-out the day I went to Guelph in the afternoon

JULY, MONDAY, 9. 1866.

Sundy morning rained verry weighty fair to day & colder we began to plough our summer fallo at John Elmslies place took the reper to Galt to get repaired

TUESDAY, 10.

Warm & drie ploughing sumer fallo

WEDNESDAY, 11.

Warm ploughing I was scarifing potatoes

JULY, THURSDAY, 12. 1866.

Drie & hot cutting thistles in fore noon was at Fletchers raising in the after noon

FRIDAY, 13. 

Very warm I started to hoe turnips to day thunder & some rain in the evinging

SATURDAY, 14.

Very warm thunder & rain ploughing & howing turnips

JULY, MONDAY 16. 1866.

Warm with thunder & rain we was at Guelph & sold our wool 84 lb at 38 cents

TUESDAY, 17.

Warm with thunder & rain got a new reper & mower home

WEDNESDAY, 18.

Rained at fore noon

JULY, THURSDAY, 19. 1866.

Howing turnips Elesbeth Beattie left us & Jessie McBain came back

Friday 19th July 1867 John Ogg Started to work at haying we drawed in the first of our hay

FRIDAY, 20.

Howing turnips

SATURDAY, 21.

Rain to day again I was driling up the potatoes a great deal of thunder and rain this week

JULY, MONDAY, 23. 1866.

Drie to day howing turnips

TUESDAY, 24.

Very warm I was at John Monroes Funral

Wedensday 24th Nerly don Haying it has been very warm & drie no rain since we startd. put in Fifty loads

WEDNESDAY, 25.

Warm we started to cut hay with a new mashine

Thur 25 a little rain to day howing turnips for the first

JULY, THURSDAY, 26. 1866.

Warm & drie started to rake hay

FRIDAY, 27.

Hot & drie drawing hay

Saturday 27 Finished drawing in hay

SATURDAY, 28.

Drawing hay Thunder showre in the afternoon

JULY, MONDAY, 30. 1866.

Fine I was at the Mill with a grist cutting hay in the afternoon

Howing turnips

TUESDAY, 31.

Cutting hay

Howing turnips

AUGUST, WEDNESDAY, 1. 

Raining this morning I was at Guelph Fair

AUGUST, THURSDAY, 2. 1866.

Drie to day raking & drawing hay

Thur of Agust We had a howing match in the evinging when 28 competitors started a thunder showr at night

FRIDAY, 3.

Drawing hay in the fore noon rained haying in the afternoon

Howing at the ston house

SATURDAY, 4.

Raining this morning howing turnips

Howing

AUGUST, MONDAY, 6. 1866. 

Raking & drawing in hay

TUESDAY, 7.

Drawing hay

WEDNESDAY, 8.

cutting hay finished howing turnips the first time rain in the afternoon

Friday 9th Finished howing Turnips

AUGUST, THURSDAY, 9. 1866. 

I was at Guelph with Mr. Reid finished cutting hay

FRIDAY, 10.

Drawing in hay

SATURDAY, 11.

Finished haying

AUGUST, MONDAY, 13. 1866.

A good deal of rain on Sunday & to day

12th Monday very warm we was working at the crosway thrashing old peas

TUESDAY, 14.

Rain this forenoon we started this afternoon to cut Barley John Elles cutting peas

13th Tus Thrashing peas

WEDNESADAY, 15.

Drie to day cutting Barley

14th Wed very warm working at the crosway {surnpicking?} it

AUGUST, THURSDAY, 16. 1866.

Fine raking Barley & runing turnips

15 warm & drie working at the crosway started to plough the summer fallow the second time

FRIDAY, 17.

Raking Barley in forenoon started at hom to cut peas

Friday 16th Started to cut peas very warm & drie

SATURDAY, 18.

cutting peas John Ogg sarted to harvest by the month at the rate of 20 dollers per month

17 ploughing both summer fallows & cutting peas & at Johns thrashing peas thunder & lightning at night

AUGUST, MONDAY, 20. 1866.

Fine harvest day commensed to cut Spring Wheat

TUESDAY, 21.

Cutting Wheat with the mashine

WEDNESDAY, 22. 

Cold & windy cutting Wheat in the forenoon & cutting peas in the afternoon & drawing in Barley & turning peas

AUGUST, THURSDAY, 23. 1866.

Cuting peas & drawing in Barley

FRIDAY, 24.

Drawing in peas

23 Friday Started to cut withe the reaper

SATURDAY, 25.

Drawing in peas some slight showres of rain

AUGUST, SUNDAY, 27. 1866.

some rain on sunday & this morning cutting peas & drawing in

TUESDAY, 28.

Drie drawing peas A{nnsene?} Bell star came here to work to day Thomas Wat started to harvest

WEDNESDAY, 29.

Fine harvest day drawing peas & cutting Wheat

AUGUST, THURSDAY, 30. 1866.

a little rain to day Finished drawing peas at home 21 loads

FRIDAY, 31.

Rather damp & dull this forenoon cutting Wheat in the afternoon

SEPTEMBER, SATURDAY, 1.

a slight showre to day Drawing in Wheat this forenoon & finished cutting Wheat at home & started to cut oats

SEPTEMBER, MONDAY, 3. 1866

A little damp cutting oats this forenoon & cutting wheat in the afternoon

TUESDAY, 4.

Fine day for harvesting cutting wheat

WEDNESDAY, 5.

Fine day cutting wheat with the machine at Johns Ogg & me cradling at hom

THURSDAY, 6.

Fine day I was cradling wheat at John Elmslies

FRIDAY, 7.

Raining all day

SATURDAY, 8.

Showrey all day cradling wheat all day

SEPTEMBER, MONDAY, 10. 1866.

Drie to day binding wheat

TUESDAY, 11.

Rained all day

WEDNESDAY, 12.

Shourey all day cradling oats

SEPTEMBER, THURDAY, 13. 1866.

Drie to day cutting wheat with the machine at John Elmslies

FRIDAY, 14.

Drawing in wheat this forenoon Thunder with hail & wind in the afternoon.

SATURDAY, 15.

A sort of drie cutting oats with the mashine at hom

SEPTEMBER, MONDAY, 17. 1866.

Very heavy rain on sunday night cutting oats to day ground verry wet

TUESDAY, 18.

A little wet this morning cutting oats at John Elmslies in the afternoon with the mashine

Tusday I was up at Arthur at the Election very warm day

WEDNESDAY, 19.

Finished cutting oats at John Elmslies

I was at Arthur warm rain in the afternoon

SEPTEMBER, THURSDAY, 20. 1866.

Wet all day I was at Guelph very heavy rain through out the night

FRIDAY, 21.

Finished cutting oats a John Beatties

SATURDAY, 22.

Cutting oats at the ston House

Monday 23rd Finished thrashing peas very drie

SEPTEMBER, MONDAY 24. 1866.

Drie Finished drawing wheat on two places

TUESDAY, 25.

Rained very heavy all day ground the wetest I ever seen it in harvest

WEDNESDAY, 26.

Faire to day ground so wet we couldnt do anything in the fields

SEPTMEBER, THURSDAY, 27. 1866.

Fine day finished cutting oats at hom

FRIDAY, 28.

Cutting oats withe the cradel & sith

SATURDAY, 29.

Cutting oats this forenoon drawing in the last of our wheat

OCTOBER, MONDAY, 1. 1866.

Drawing in oats

TUESDAY, 2.

Drawing oats & stacking at John Elmslies

WEDNESDAY, 3.

Drawing oats

OCTOBER, THURSDAY, 4. 1866.

Thrashing peas at the ston Barn

FRIDAY, 5.

Was at the Elora show

SATURDAY, 6.

Cutting & drawing in oats

OCTOBER, MONDAY, 8. 1866.

Finished harvesting

TUESDAY, 9.

Thunder & rain to day fencing stacks & diging potatos

WEDNESDAY, 10.

Rather wet diging some fen potatos

OCTOBER, THURSDAY, 11. 1866.

Was at Fergus show

FRIDAY, 12.

Fast day was at Fergus at church

SATURDAY, 13.

Fine day was thrashing wheat at John Elmslies

OCTOBER, MONDAY, 15. 1866.

Fine to day cleaning Wheat & finished thrashing at Elmslies

TUESDAY, 16.

Warm & drie planted to raise pottatoes

WEDNESDAY, 17.

Warm diging potatoes

OCTOBER, THURSDAY, 18. 1866.

Fine & drie diging potatoes

FRIDAY, 19.

Thrashing at Arthur Cordners

SATURDAY, 20.

alittle wet Trashing at Arthurs Cordners

OCTOBER, MONDAY, 22. 1866.

Very windy to day thrashing at John Beatties

TUESDAY, 23.

cold & windy we was cleaning wheat

WEDNESDAY, 24.

cold to day I was at Tilfords Sale

OCTOBER, THURSDAY, 25. 1866.

cold to day I was at John Mutries thrashing

FRIDAY, 26.

Snowing & rain throughout the day clening wheat & Gorge at guelph with wheat. highest price fore spring Wheat $1.58 cents

SATURDAY, 27.

Fair to day ploughing & clening Wheat

October, MONDAY, 29. 1866.

Raining in the forenoon I was hunting or a hiffer Thomas Watt left us.

TUESDAY, 30.

I was at Guelph with Wheat 41 Bushels & 46 lb at 115 Cents per Bushel the highest price to day for Spring Wheat 160 Cents

WEDNESDAY, 31

cold day & some showes of snow I was ploughing County ploughing match

November, THURSDAY, 1. 1866.

a little wet I was clening wheat at John Elmolies

FRIDAY, 2.

Fair I was at Guelph with Wheat 45 Bushels 50 lb 130 Cents per Bush. highest price 145 Cents per Bush. Started to top turnips

SATURDAY, 3.

a little snow on the ground working at turnips

NOVEMBER, MONDAY, 5. 1866.

Frosty at nights taking up turnips

TUESDAY, 6.

Frosty at nights drawing in turnips

WEDNESDAY, 7.

Fine day we was at Guelph Fair

NOVEMBER, THURSDAY, 8. 1866.

Very fine day drawing turnips

FRIDAY, 9.

Fine drawing turnips

SATURDAY, 10.

Fine finished drawing turnips at home

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1866

A little wet drawing turnips on the other place


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1866

Frosty in the morning drawing turnips


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1866

Fresh to day finished drawing turnips one hunderweight


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1866

Wet to day drawing a grist this forenoon


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1866

Wet this forenoon Clening peas I was covering turnips fast


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1866

Drie to day I was at the raising of william Hastings House we did not finis it

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1866

Wet to day I was at William Hastings raising put up our pigs to fatten


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1866

Cold & damp I was at Driscols sale put up four stears to fatten


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1866

Drie to day we finished William Hastings House


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1866

Some snow to day covring turnip & potatoes pits


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1866

Snow & frost drawing out dung


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1866

Frosty I was at hom George & Alexer & team at Morries thrashing

NOVEMBER, MONDAY, 26, 1866

Milder today drawing out dung from the ston barn


TUESDAY, 27

Soft to day I was at George Beatties thrashing


WEDNESDAY, 28

Soft & raining I was ploughing


NOVEMBER, THURSDAY, 29, 1866

Wet we was ploughing


FRIDAY, 30

Dringing up to day ploughing


DECEMBER, SATURDAY, 1

Frosty ploughing

DECEMBER, MONDAY, 3, 1866

Soft again to day ploughing


TUESDAY, 4

Raining in the forenoon I was ploughing in the afternoon


WEDNESDAY, 5

Fine day I was at the Guelph Fair


DECEMBER, THURSDAY,6, 1866

Soft to day I was at home preparing for thrashing



FRIDAY, 7

Fane to day we was thrashing

Saturdy 6, 1867 The alma block in Guelph burned


SATURDAY, 8

Very wet in the forenoon I was at a metting at Enstvile in the afternoon

DECEMBER, MONDAY, 10, 1866

Fresing very hard & blowing we was thrashing at the ston barn


TUESDAY, 11

Very frosty to day. thrashing again to day


WEDNESDAY, 12

Hard frost to day I was thrashing peas


DECEMBER, THURSDAY 13, 1866

Hard frost I was working at hom


FRIDAY, 14

Hard frost we was at Alexer Mc Inneses & bought five young cattle this forenoon for Eightie five Dollers


SATURDAY, 15

Frosty at Guelph with Wheat sold at Goldies for $1.25 cents

DECEMBER, MONDAY, 17, 1866

Snowing a little I was at Maitlands this morning


TUESDAY, 18

Milder to day I was at John Mutries kiling pigs


WEDNESDAY, 19

Snowing this forenoon. I was at Guelph with Wheat & Sold at Goldies 43 1/2 bushels at $1 1/4


DECEMBER, THURSDAY, 20, 1866

Very hard frost we was at David Cupers Wedding

20th Decem 1867 Ann Jean Bell got married & left us


FRIDAY, 21

Frosty to day I was at hom


SATURDAY, 22

Milder to day we was clening wheat

DECEMBER, MONDAY, 24, 1866

Snowing a little to day I was at Enotvill at a Shuting match


TUESDAY, 25

Rather frosty working at hom


WEDNESDAY, 26

Fine day for winter


DECEMBER, THURSDAY, 27, 1866

plesent to day


FRIDAY, 28

Very little snow yet not mutch sleighing


SATURDAY, 20

Midling frosty

DECEMBER, MONDAY, 31, 1866

Frosty I was thrashing peas with the flail


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1st January 1867 Rather frosty I was at barn we was shooting some in the forenoon we was at William Morries in the afternoon shooting & a dance at night


2nd I was at Guelph Fair Cattle rather low in price


3 Rather mild we was thrashing peas with the horses


4 fine day I was at John Metcalfs thrashing


5 Fine & & &


6 Frosty I was at Enstvill at the election & paying the taxes $33.92 & at Salem & Fergus Mrs John Mutrie Died this evning


7 Fine day I was at hom


8 Snowing a little I was helping to dig grave & at the funral in the afternoon


9 I was at hom not mutch snow yet


10 We was drawing out some dung Bob horse got sick


11 I was at hom working with the horse


12 At hom doctring at Bob Horse


14 Frosty at hom fixing horse helping David Cupre to kill pigs


15 Frosty to day at hom


16 Thrashing at John Beatties I had George Grafsick clening Wheat in the afternoon


17 George at Guelph with Wheat 45 bush 20 lb at 135 cents per Bush.


18 Very frosty & cold George at Guelph with Wheat 31 Bush at 135 cents Bob Horse died to night


19 A bit more snow very good sleighing George at mill with a load of oats & peas to get choped


21 a good bit more snow I was at the mill for the oats & peas and had four Bushels of Wheat for a grist


22 I was at home George Beatties killing pigs mild day


23 I was at Wiiliam Morros killing pigs do do


24 Working at hom


25 Friday I was at a sale on the york road & bought some harnes


26 Very stormy working at hom


Monday 28 Rather stormy working at hom


Tusday 29 Very cold day we was killing pigs six small ones for our own use weight 1000 lbs the weighties 190 lbs


We 30th Calmer to day drawing turnips out of the pit


Th 31 Fine day & rather soft Killing pigs at John Beatties


February 1 rather mild to day drawing out dung George at Guelph with wheat 135 cents per Bushel paid Tailor the Ferrier $15 for atending horse


Sat 2nd Blowing


Sat 2nd Blowing & stormy drawing out dung paig George McInnes for pair Harrowes $15


Mon 4th Fine to day I was at Bridons sale & Bought so shep for $12.25 cents nine months credit


Tu 5th Snowing to day we was thrashing peas with the flails


Wed 6 Was at Guelph Fair & Bought a mare for $140 very fine day


Th 7 Very fine day drawing Turnips


Fr 8 do do I was in Gueph for the mare we bought of David Day


Sa 9 Rather stormy & blowing I was at hom handling axe & grinding


Mo 11 Verry frosty two of us at Elgies thrashing


Tu 12 Fine day & thawing we was killing our pigs eight of them thawing & rain


Wed 13 Verry wet day I was at the Blacksmiths getting Horses


Th 14 Rather mild drawing over oats to the Barn


Fri 15 Frosty to day at Guelph with our pork weight of them was 440 - 406, 358, 399, 375, 321,145, 146 price $5.45


Sa 16 Verry wet day I was at hom


Mo 18 Frosty drawing out dung


Tu 19 Fine day thrashing


We 20 Frosty thrashing & finished at hom

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“William Beattie Diary, 1866-1867,” Rural Diary Archive, accessed September 21, 2017, https://ruraldiaries.lib.uoguelph.ca/transcribe/items/show/48.