John Jeffrey Diary, 1877-1879

Title

John Jeffrey Diary, 1877-1879

Date Created

February 7, 1877

Is Part Of

John Jeffrey Diary Collection

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Scanned Manuscript

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February 7th Wednesday This was a fin Morning I went over to H Cockburn and got a rid to Guelph to the fair got hom About 5 Clock it was a fin day

February 8th Thursday This was a fin Morning Hard frost I went to H. Cockburn to Chop all day it was a nice day Warm ruff walckin in the {illegible}

February 9th Friday This was a fin morning I was at H Cockburn all day choping all day very warm

February 10th Saturday This was a fin morning I went over to the Hill for the Stove for Mr Danty is Com to the Hill the Afternoon the Cow Calf and Rachel and I went Down to the mill for Som grain for the lambs and went Back to Fleming to John Fleming

February 11th Sunday This was a fin morning Thawing all Rachel and went to Church Por Sleaying know {poor sleighing now} no Sleaying in town Mr Lorrance Preched in 1th John 5 Chapter 18 Verce

February 12th Monday This was a Blowing Morning and Cold fronts turn a Very Stormy day High Wind litte Shower of Snow grate Change to day After the fin wether I was fixting the Place for the Sheep. Mr H Cockburn was hear to Night About the Horse

February 13th Tuesday This was a fin morning Hard frost turn out a fin day very warm to day I was at H. Cockburn all day Choping Sum pins {some pines} Down Wonderfull Wither at this time of the year

February 14th Wednesday This was a fin morning Hard frost turn in a warm day I was at H. Cockburn all day John Cockburn was Helping me to Saw the loags into Cord Wood Butifull day

February 15th Thursday This was a Dull morning lick a Change We Had a Shower of Snow the fornon it kep all Afternoon I was Spliting Pin Put up over 2 Cord in the Swamp

February 16th Friday This was very Dull morning we had Som Shower of Snow I was Spliting pin About all day got up 4 Cord & 1/4 Very Cold geting

February 17 Saturday This was very Stormey morning Showers of Snow all day and blowing I went over to the hill for the old Wagon and Roler the Afternon I was About the Does{?}. John Cockle Cam hom with my Horse to day very Stormey Very Cold and frosty to day

February 18th Sunday This was Very Dull Morning it was Snowing a litle all day We was all at hom Por Sleaying {poor sleighing} Very Cold all day Mrs no

4 February 19th Monday This was a Setled Morning but very cold and Hard frost it fell Som Snow last Night turn out good Sleaying on Som parts of the Road. Mr. Ingram was About Carrick Bull Money I went and Paid it and went Down to the Blacksmith to get a Shoe Put on. Rachel Jon and I went Down as fair McBeath and I was at Carrick and Paid Charles Bull Money. $4 cents{?}

February 20th Tuesday This was a fin Morning I went up to Mr. Bassin With the Choper and Silky {chopper and sulkey?} got hom about 6 Clock litle Cold to day

February 21st Wednesday This was a fin Morning I was Spliting Som Stove Wood and tacking the old Michen {machine?} apart the Afternon Mother and I was as fair Mr Carr and H Cockburn Sleaying About gan {sleighing about gone?} Again H. Cockburn was hear to Night

February 22th Thursday. This was very fin morning Thawing all day. I was at H. Cockburn swamp all day Choping and Cross cuting the Afternoon

February 23th This was a Dull and Cold morning very lick a change Thawing to day the Snow going Away very fast Por Sleaying know {Poor sleighing now} No sleaying on the Brackroad{?} know Very lick a Change to Night

February 24th

Saturday This was very Dull morning and Very Dull all day vry lik a Change Thawing all day Hard frost at Night I was About the Dors {doors?} all day Baugh {brought?} over the Sheep from the Hill this Afternoon

February 25th Sunday This was a fin morning we was all at hom Cant get out with the wagon the rads was Bad

February 26th Monday This was a fin Morning I was at the Swamp all fornoon the Afternoon I was at hom working About the Dors Very fin day Thawing all day

February 27th Tuesday This was a fin morning Mother and I went to Mr Bain Sale Mr H Cockburn and Son We went up with him grate crowd very warm

Feburary 28th Wednesday This was a fin morning Mr H Cockbiurn and I went up to Mr Bain for the Ster {steer?} I had the wagon I put up sides on the wagen and got the ster in the wagon

February 28th Thursday this was a fin morning I was in the swamp all day it was very warm all day very litle Snow know the feld is very soft F

March 1st Thursday This was a fin morning I was in the Swamp all day John Cockburn was helping me to Saw the logs the Afternoon I was Spliting very warm to day litle Dull to Night

March 2th Friday This was Very Dull Morning it cam on rain turn a soft day I was About hom all day

March 3th Saturday This was a fin morning But Hard frost Mother and I went to Guelph the Roads was Hard and Ruff got hom About 4 Clock. Came Through the felds I had the Wagon Cam on Snow About 5 Clock

March 4th Sunday This was a Very Stormey som times Snowing about all day {illegible} we was all at hom

March 5th Tuesday This was a Dull morning I was About the Dors the Afternoon I went Draw out the wood out of the swamp Rachel and Mrs W Cockburn went with me to Hugh Cockburn I tock hom 2 load turn out Very Stormey the Afternoon and blowing I was spliting Some Stove Wood and Macking a Sleay to John Very Hard frost to Night

March 6th Tuesday This was a Dull Morning I was About the Dors the Afternoon I went Draw out the wood out of the swamp Rachel and Mrs W Cockburn went with me to Hugh Cockburn I tack him 2 load turn out stormy

March 7th Wednesday This was a cold morning litle Stormey it setled up turn out a fin day I went to swamp took hom 4 loa of Pine Mrs W. Cockburn was he the most of the day fixting Rachel Dress

March 8th Thursday This was a Dull morning Snowing a litle very lick rain the Afternoon Mr Ames and I went to a sale in the South Setlement Com{?} a Soft Afternoon and frezing all over my cot {coat?} was Hard as iron Bought nothing

March 9th Friday This was a Very Stormy morning and all day frezing every thing cover with ice very Slipy I was at hom all day it was not for man nor Bean {beast?} to out to day ice was Hinging on the tree

March 10th Saturday This was a fin looking morning Mother and I went to Guelph I had the old Michen went over 700 lbs of old iron turn out Stormy the Afternoon we got them About 1 Clock. Mr. C. McBeath was hear to Night About them logs of Charles in the Bush

March 11th Sunday This was a fin morning litle cold Mother and I went to Chuch good Sleaying Again turn out a litle mild Mr Torrance Preched in Acts 13 Chap and 23 Verce. Very lick morn Snow

8 March 12th Monday This was a Snowing and Blowing a litl not so very cold I went to the Bush to mack a road to get out the logs the Afternoon I went and track the Road tock hom 2 loads of Pin Kented{?} wood and to H. Cockburn for a loaging Chane {logging chain?}

March 13th Tuesday This was a fin morning turn out very warm Mr C McBeath{?} cam to help me out with the loggs took us all day to get 2 of them Down to Marston{?} we Had Bad{?} roads in the Bush and felds McBeath upset 2 tims

March 14th Wednesday This was a Dull morning turn out a Stormey day I went to the Bush for the Shingle Block the Afternoon I went Down to Marston with a load of them turn out very cold and drifting

March 15th Thursday This was very fin morning Mr Charles Cockburn was her last Night all night I went Down to Marston with him to go in the stage I had a grist at the mill Mr H Cockburn cam this morning for the Saw

March 16th Friday This was a Dull morning I was About all fornoon. the Afternoon I went to the sale at the 4 Can{illegible} of Puslinch I got hom About 5 Clock turn out very stormey

March 17th Saturday This was very fin morning James McBeath{?} cam to tell me to go to Marston to se About a Horse I went to Marston to se the Horses didnd mack a Trad

March 18th Sunday This was Dull and old Rachel and went to Church very cold to day good Sleaying know {now?} Mr Lorranc Preched St. John 8th C 23 V.

March 19th Monday This was a cold morning I was Sick all day I was laid up all did nothing But water the Horses I was very Bad to day

March 20th Tuesday This was a fin morning I was a litle Better to day I went Down to Marston and trade Horses with the stage Driver Hugh Cockburn was Along with me I was good Deel Better to Night

March 21st Wednesday This was a Stormey snowing we Have got a grate Storm it fell About 1 foot of Snow last Night it fair up to the Afternoon I was About then I was over at Mr W. Cockburn About 2 Hours

March 22th Thursday This was a fin morning it Thawing Som all day I went Down to the Blacksmith to get a {illegible} and Som Changs repar {some chains repaired?} and went Down to McBeath and went to H Cockburn for the Cros Cut Saw Havey{?} Traveling{?}

March 23th Friday This was very fin morning C McBeath and I took Down the last of the loags to Marston the Aften I went for two loads of Pin wood it was Thawing all day Snow is soft

March 24th Saturday This was very fin morning But a little Cold Hard frost Mother and Mrs W Cockburn and I went to Guelph we was at Mr Bans{?} we got hom About 5 Clock it turn and Stormey Snowing

March 25th Sunday This was a Thawing morning rainy a litle we was all at hom I was not very well to day {in margin, cut off] Had not

March 26th Monday This was a Soft morning raining all day it fair up a litle the Afternon I went Down to McDonald with the Saw to the Bar Rachel wen to McBeath I tock him the Saw She tock the Bar. Very soft to Night and Dull

March 27th Tuesday This was very fin morning litle cold I was not very well all fornoon the Afternoon I went to H Cockburn with the tem {team?} to Saw wood got don About 5 Clock it was Hard frost last Night

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March 28th Wednesday This was a cold morning and Hard frost and very high wind all day Cold and Stormey I was About hom all day not Very well at all Bad with my Head

March 29th Thursday This was a Cold morning and Hard frost and a Very High wind and very Cold all day I was at hom all day H. Cockburn was her a litle while the fornoon and helped me to Clen out the Butsh{?} I was a grat Dale Better to day not Hade not Sa. light to day

March 30th Friday This was A fin morning I went Down to Marston to trade Plough the Afternon I was fixting a House for the turkeys. Thawing all day

March 31st Saturday This was a fin morning a litle Dull mother and I went to Guelph thare ar Por Sleaying know we got hom About 12 Clock. H n Cockburn and I went to the Scholl Metting rainig and Snowing a litle

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1877 April 1th Sunday This was a mild morning was Thawing all day the snow About all gorn we was all <s>ato hom to day Could not get out the lane Block up

April 2th Monday This was a cold morning litle frost cold all day Thawing a litle I was puting up fences the Afternoon I went to the swamp Spliting pine the land is very Soft very Hard frost to Night and cold

April 3th Tuesday This was vary Hard morning and a little cold I went to the swamp and finished the spliting and pilling I had 9 cord. the Afternoon I was About hom frost to Night

April 4th Wednesday This was a fin morning Hard frost I went to Guelph to look after a Man I got a chance up I Hard {hired} a man the name of William Coatte from Lager{?} Mont. Hire him for 7 months for $100. he cam Down with me

April 5th Thursday this was a Dull morning raning a litle it fair up William went to the Bush to chop. I went Down to the Blacksmiths to get the Plough Irons pint{?} and John Boots repar {John's boots repaired?} at McLeren{?}

April 6th Friday This was a fin morning But very hard frost William was choping all day I was Spliting the fornoon the Aftenoon I was Spliting Stove wood warm all day

April 7th Saturday This was a very fin Morning William was choping all day and I was Spliting the fornon the Afternon I was Spliting Stove wood very warm but turn out Very Hard frost the nightime. James Scott was her to day

April 8th Sunday This was a fin morning we was all at hom the lane was prety Bad with Snow

April 9th Monday This was a fin morning William was Choping all day I was Spliting the fornoon the Afternoon I Spliting stove wood the snow going Away very fast

April 10th Tuesday This was a fin morning William was choping all day and I was Spliting About{?} the Afternoon I was pruning the Aples tree the snow About all good Som of Nabaurs {some of neighbours} is Ploughing

April 11th Wednesday this was a fin morning William was Choping all day and got it all Done I was spliting the fornoon the Afternoon I went Down to the Blacksmith and McBeath with 2 Bags of Potatos and got 2 Bags of grain to the {illegible}

April 12th Thursday This was a fin morning William and I was puting up fences to Afternoon I Started William to the Plough the is geting very Dry I was working About the Dors Hard frost this morning

April 13th Friday This was a fin morning Hard frost William was Ploughing all day I start to Plough t{illegible} with Star and Prince Very Dry H Castlebys{?} and {illegible} at McBeaths to Night

April 14th Saturday This was a fin morng Hard frost this morning Mother and I went to Guelph got hom About 4 Clock we was at McBain I went hom with H. Cockburn Baughy {buggy?} William was Ploughing all day Brockroad {?} is Very Dry. I had to go to Alexander Smith with a cow to the Bull after I cam hom

April 15th Sunday This was a fin morning Very warm all day. I was at hom Mother went Down to the low Church with H Cockburn our Bourz{?} not Rady

April 16th Monday This was a Dull morning William and I went to the Plough all day the Afternoon I was plough with the Gunplough we Had Small Shower of Rain the fornoon Very Dull all day and lick a Change to Night

April 17th Tuesday This was very fin morning turn Very warm all day I was Ploughing all day with the gunplough{?} William was Ploughing all day Very Hot. We Planted Potatoes to night

April 18th Wednesday This was a Dull morning Very lick rain I was Ploughing the most of the day William was Ploughn it cam on rain About 4 Clock William went to te Blacksmith with my Plough Chane

April 19th Thursday This was a Soft morning it rain About all day William was Clening out som of the Bulding thar was not much Don to day

April 20th Friday This was a fin morning litle cold we went to the Plough all day the ground was very soft

April 21th Saturday This was a fin morning William was Ploughing all day I was sowing W. Cockburn was harrow I sow 11 Bushels of oats. I fninished to Harrow About 4 Clock after that I went Down to the Blacksmith and Down to Stevenson for the Baughy {buggy?}

April 22th Sunday This was very fin morning Rachel and I went to church we Had our own Bugy very warm Mr Lorrance Preched in St John 16 Chapter 24 {illegible}

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April 23th Monday This was a fin mornin Sow 6 1/2 Bushels of Spring Wheat Rachel Serve me with the Seed I Harrow it and Sow the grane Seed it was very Hot William was Ploughing all day

April 24th Tuesday This was a fin morning I was Roling the spring Wheat and I was {illegible} the Afternoon William was Ploughing all day Mr W Cockburn is very sick

April 26th Thursday This was a fin morning I went to the Plough in the New land William was Harrowin he finished the Peas I went to the Roler the Afternoon W. war Plough the Afternoon

April 27th Friday This was a fin morning I was Roling all day About got the Peas all Rold and Som oats William was Ploughing all day Mr W Cockburn Very Porly

April 28th Saturday This was a Dull morning like rain We was Ploughing all day Cam on rain the Afternoon som Thunder & lightng

April 29th Sunday This was very Dull morning litle Cold Mother and I went to church Strange Minster

April 30th Monday This was a Dull morning we was Ploughing all day I got the stumpy feld Don it was Very cold to day Hailt and snow all day and Cold

May 1th {centered at top of the page with decorations} {Among the decorations are words] John Jeffrey Puslinch John Jeffey Puslinch Apoboyle{?} P O

Tuesday This was a Dull morning and Cold I Sow 15 Bushels of Oats and About 4 Bushels of Spring Wheat on the New land William was Harrowen I Harrow the stump feld we got all the New land finished Graham cam to the feld with his Horse

May 2th Wednesday This was a cold morning Hard frost I start to Sow Barley I sow 6 Bushels and I gan{?} plough it in William was Plaughing in Mr W Cockbu{word cut off} Place Very Cold Mother and I went Down to McBeath to night I Bught 100 lbs of Flower

May 3th Thursday This was a Cold morning Hard frost I Sow 8 Bushels of Barley Mother Serve me with seed I Plaugh it in William was Plaughig all day Very Dull to night lick rain

May 4th Friday This was a fin morning Hard Frost I Sow 7 Bushels of Barley and Plaught in got the feld finished sow 21 Bushels in the feld William was Plaughing all day

May 5th Saturday This was a fin morning litle Cold and frosty I sow 3 Bushels of spring Wheat We was Harrow the Barley I Sow som of the grass seed to Night Mother was at Guelph

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May 6th Sunday This was a fin morning Very warm to day Cold toward night Rachel and Mother went to Church litle frost last Night Whit

May 7th Monday This was a fin monring I start to sow grass Seed this morning Before 5 Clock William Picking{?} Stons the Afternoon I was Roling William was Ploughing litle frosty this monring Mr Bain Cam At noon visting Mother and Miss went with Mr Bain to H. Cockburn

May 8th Tuesday This was a fin morning I was Roling the fornoon and Plaugh the garden at the log House the Afternoon I sowing som garden seed Mother went to Guelph with Mr Bain William was Plaughing all day

May 9th Wednesday This was fin morning litle cold and frosty W. was Ploughing I was I was Hailling som Raills for to put up a fence roudn the swamp the Afternoon I was finting{?} the fence in orched

May 10th Thursday This was a fin morning I sow the last of the grain I sow 7 Bushels of Barley and 2 1/2 Bushels of Pas W. was Harrow the Afternoon I was Roling it got it Don William was at the Patation{?} land the Afternoon Harrow I was puting up a fence Mrs Wm Cockburn is Very Porley

19 May 11th Friday This was a Dull morning I was looking over the fences the Afternoon I was About the Dorr William was Harrow the Potatoes land and picking Stons of the Clover mother was at McBeath and the Mill with a Bag of Barley to Chop Charles Mair Colted to Night

May 12th Saturday This was a fin morning I was working in the garden About all day We was Picking Stons and Roling M C Cockburn came her to Night and Stay all night mother was not very well

May 13th Sunday This was a fin morning I went Down to the low Church with C Cockburn the Afternoon I Drove Back to fleming to {illegible} Fleming Charles was Along with me Mother was not Very Well

May 14th Monday This was a fin Morning I was cuting Som Potatoes About all day We was Roling and Hauling out Manuar took out 7 loads I had to get with a cow to the Bull after tea. I had to go {illegible} Smith

May 15th Tuesday This was a fin morning I was cuting som Potatios all day very warm William wa Halling out Manuar all day Mother was Macking Butter Mrs Wm Cockburn is not aney Better

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May 16th Wednesday This was a fin morning I went Down to McBeath for 2 Bag of Potaties and 2 Bag to McDonald Wm was hailling out mannur the fornoon the Afternoon we was spread[ing] mannur very warm and Dull

May 17th Thursday This was a Dull morning we Start to Plant Potaties I had to of the Cockburn Boys Helping me it cam on rain About 9 clock we had to stop. After that I went Down to the Post Office to [black space] to Charles Mary to com and see Bettey She still worst I had to go for the Doctor last Night About 10 oClock with the Buggy, and I went to Guelph for Mary the 5 oClock train

May 18th Friday This was a Dull morning But turn out a fin day we got all the Potaties Planted the forenoon 15 Bushels the Afternoon I put in Mr W Cockburn and moved the Stoves and went down to McDonald for the Bos Mrs W Cockburn is still very low

May 19th Saturday This was very warm day I was loading mannur W. was unloading very Hott Mother and Charles Mary went to Fleming to see John Fleming Mrs W. Cockburn no Better

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May 20th Sunday This was very fin morning I was at hom all day Rachel and Mary went Down to McBeath the Afternoon it was very Hot Mrs. W. no Better

May 21th Monday This was a fin monring after the rain we had last Night we Had a little Shower to day W. was Hailling out mannur all day I was over at the Hill Seeing Danty{?} About the Wheat and Rye the Afternoon I was loading mannur Mother and H. Cockburn was at Guelph. this morning I went Down with Mary to McDonald she was going to Hamilton with McDonald

May 22th Tuesday This was a fin morning we was tacking out mannur it cam on rain and rain About day I went Down to McLeshe very Soft looking{?}

May 23th Wednesday This was a Dull morning and Cold the forenoon the Afternoon I went to Guelph for the Machen. Very cold got home About 8 Clock.

May 24 Thursday This was a fin morning But very Cold little frosty I was sprading mannur W. was Ploughing I was working About the yard W. went Down to Aberfoyle very cold all day and High wind

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May 25th

Friday This was very fin morning little cold and frosty John spreading manure Wm was Ploughing the afternoon I was finishing a pen for the sheep washing it was a fin day little cold to Night

May 26th

Saturday This was a fin morning Rachel and I went to Guelph I had 6 Bags of Oats got hom About 4 Clock Mr B{rest of name illegible} cam Down with us little warmer to day

May 27th

Sunday This was a fin morning very warm Rachel and I went to Church the {illegible word} was {illegible word} Mr Terrance Preached in

May 28th

Monday This was a fin morning very warm I was Spreading manure W was Ploughing the Afternoon I was washing the sheep Mr Bain went to Guelph with J. Cockburn to Night it was very warm to day

May 29th

Tuesday This was a fin morning I was spreading mature got it all spread the Afternoon I went Down to the Mill for some corn and Flower it was very warm Wm was Ploughing

May 30th

Wednesday This was a fin morning I went {illegible word} the D{rest of word illegible} all fornoon the Afternoon I went to H Cockburns to help them to shear the sheep Wm was Ploughin

May 31st

Thursday This was very fin morning I sow 2 1/2 Bushels of Corn Wm was Harrow

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June 1st

Friday This was a fin morning I was Planting som Corn in the Garden the Afternoon I was {Chewing?} the Sheep H. Cockburn was Helping me Wm was {illegible word} the Turnip land I went with a Cow to the Bull at Smith got hom Afternoon ten O Clock, Mother was at Guelph

June 2th

Saturday This was a fin morning I was working About the D{rest of word illegible} Wm was Puting up a fence on Mr W Cockburn Wm went with Stan to the Horse to Night

June 3th

Sunday This was a Full morning Mother and I went to Church our Sacrement cam on a havey showr of rain We Drew in I. Hamilton {illegible word} Mr Terrance Preched in Acts 28 {2 symbols?} 28 Verce

June 4th

Monday This was a fin Morning little Cold I was fixting up a gate Wm was Puting up a fence the Afternoon I went to R. Bell son furnel I went Down a fair in M{orston?} Mother went Down to McBeath

June 5th

Tuesday This was a fin morning little Cold I went Down to the Blacksmith to get som shoe set Wm was Puting up fences the Afternoon W was Hauling out manure I was working About the garden

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June 6th

Wednesday This was a fin morning I was working About the yard Wm was Hailling out manuer all day it was a little cold

June 7th

Thursday This was very fin morn Wm was Drilling all day I was About the D{rest of word illegible} the Afternoon I was cleaning out the Cistern and I went Down to McLen for Turnip Seed after tea I sow About 1 1/2 Acres

June 8th

Friday This was a fin morning But very warm Rachel and I went to Guelph H. Cockburn went up with us I. Cockburn had the wagon with his wool I sent Mum Along with him. Hugh cam hom with us William was up at Guelph too

June 9th

Saturday This was a Full Morning I start of with the Mare to the Horse About 4 Clock got Down at 8 Clock to Carlisle I left for hom at 10C got hom About 1 Clock left {illegible word} Wm was Down to the Blacksmith with one of the Horses and Hauling out manuer it was raining this morning and to Night

June 10th

Sunday This was a Dull Morning Rachel and Mother and John went At Church they Had there Dinner at McBain We Had a little showr I was Keping House

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June 11th

Monday This was a Cold Morning little frosty W. was Drilling all day I was Seting up the Potatoes in the Garden the Afternoon I went Down James McLens for mor Turnip seed I Sow Som {aft?} tea

June 12th

Tuesday This was a Dull Morning We had som Thunder and rain last Night Wm was Drilling got Don with it About 4 Clock I was Sowing then got them all Don Sow About 7 lbs. of Turnip Seed Turnip Seed $130

June 13th

Wednesday This was very fin Morning I went with a Hefer to the Bull and after I got hom I was watering the Manuer Pile Put 100 Pailful on it the Afternoon I fixting About the Barn Dor Wm was Hauling out Manuer

June 14th

Thursday This was a fin morning after the rain I went over to the Hill and went Down to the Mill to McDonald the Afternoon I was cuting Thisle Wm was Hauling out manuer

June 15th

Friday This was a fin morning I went to Guelph and to see Mr Carter About the Wheat {illegible word} I got hom About 12 Clock the Afternoon About 4 Clock Mr McDonald and McBeuth cam to {illegible word - Value?} the Wheat

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Saturday This was a fine morning Rachel went over to H Cockburn to milk the cow William went with mother to McDonald to go to Hamilton they started {? cropped word} at 6 Clock I went Down to Marston {Morriston?} for the Shingles I had 2 loads of them 42 Bundles W {?} went with Star up to Graham {?} to the Horse

June 17 th

Sunday This was a fin {fine }morning I Went up Barley Bain to Guelph John was Along with me to late for the Church We stay at Bains Mr Bain Cam {Came} Down With us

June 18 th

Monday This was a fin Morning But Very Warm We was working the Road Work Put in 3 days We had the tim {time?} the Afternoon

June 19 th

Tuesday This was Very fin Morning We{?} was working the Road Work We Had the {? perhaps team} Put 4 days

June 20 th

Wednesday This Was a fin morn We was at the Road Work got Don {done}at Noon 2 days got all Don 9 days in all the Afternoon We Was {It?} with {comma ?} {Den?} Stuff for the Culberts Put in 7 loads Mr R. Green was her {here} all last Night Went Away this Afternoon} W. {?}a bith a Cow to the Bull




Wednesday

June 21st Thursday this was a dull morning

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Tuesday this was a Dull morning I took down McDonald Bar and took Down a Haze to get shouvel W lbs {??} About Cutting {??} and Shinns Calloth in the Garden from on & am today Abe had a very haves shown at around Da good but the land in D&y

June 27th

Wednesday This was a for Morris & start to mow the hay Cut Down 6 acres W.. Abe Morris sound the fence & id Rachel and family {??{ Mother Abe Down at McBeth very warm today and Dull this afternoonsick Mr Sam

June 28th

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Thursday This Mon very 500 Jim Murray I Abe {??} About the dy I Abe cutting Mr W Cockburn a school W. Abe Harding Mom south for the Barn Das and he About Dawn to the Blacksmith for the Plough

June 29th

Friday this Abe a Dull morning very sick & Im Mr. Abe Morris & {??} the for a Side and a Put of the {??} Abe that to Sack the Afternoon corn on Sam

June 30th

Saturday this noon a for Morning & that about 4 clocl for corkside for the maze & Colt got him About 12 O Clock it Aba a Harvey & am it & my up the afternoon Abe was at the Hay Rachel and familt and Mother Alone at Hess

1877

July 1th

Sunday this noon a Jim Morris High wind we had Sam & {??} today Abe all Mon

July 2th

Monday this noon a Jim Morris & Abe Morris the most of the fence and {??} over the hill the Afternoon Abe lbm Haullins in lock in 4 good load got all the gold in very warm Mr Cockburn Mon {??}

July 3th

Tuesday This was a Dull day noon had Som showers of Rain {??} all the Afternoon setting up Potatoes W Abe Shinins Quinch and Puting up {??} Hay in the {??}

July 4th

Wednesday This noon vbuy for Mr Murray I was {??} all forenoon got all the held Down It was Rackings it up I was killing the Afternoon very {??} Monthia was at Guelph went with H. Cockburn

July 5th

Thursday this was for Jim Morris I send Mr Albay with a Cock to the Bull I was working {??} the Hay After the W {??} ham he {??} to Rucke got the held Don Abe tack in 3 loads of hay lacking Dull At Night it was very Hurt today

30 July 6th

Friday this was a fin monring very warm all day Abe took 7 load of Hay Rachel and John and {??} in at the school encomunation very Hot

July 7th

Saturday this was a fin morning and warm Abe got all the feld in lock in one good loud W. about to the funnel thing Rachel and Mrs & Hush and I About at Guelph the Afternoon got {??} About 8

July 8th

Sunday This row a for morning lick change Mother and John and I went to church {??} Rachel in {??} 8 very dull tonight

July 9th

Monday this was a Dull morning I am on a Harvey {??} and Sam this morning in fair up I went to put {??} Pair green on the potatoes and went and stiffle the the turnip {???} Potato bags Abe had {??} and thunder today Mr Bair {??} 3 step how to Porter Paterson & Hush corn north them

July 10th

Tuesday this noon a fin morning I was mowing all day got it About all but W. {??} Thiing {??} all day

July 11th

Wednesday this was a fin morning {??} all the Hay mowed after that Abe was all Racking it got it all Don Mother Ebe at Guelph {???} Green

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July 12th

Thursday This was very fin morning we was racking in the last of the hay Put 4 loads in the Block and 4 loads in the barn very warm today

July 13th {in pencil} 23 load of hay

Friday this was a fin morning and very warm we put up a load of Hay for McBain and find the stack W went to the turnips I was a little while the afternoon I went after tea for the jack screw got it at Malcom McVaugh after 10 o'clock Befor I got hom

July 14th

Saturday this was a very warm day I went to Guelph with McBain Hay H Cockburn went with me we got hom About 5 O'Clock. after that I went over to James Black

July 15th

Sunday This was very warm morning we was all at hom to Hot to go to the Church and the reach was ruff and Dusty {illegible}

July 16th

Monday this was a warn morning and very all day Turn out Dull teh Afternoon. We Had a little rain to Night I went up to John Carter this morning I went to the Turnips after I came hom We was at them all day

July 17th

Tuesday This was a fin morning after the rain last Night I was at the Turnips all day Very warm today to day little windy to day

32 July 18th

Wednesday this was a fin morning I went Down to the Mill for the mor 100 of {??} William now finished the {??} I now husking at the Barn all afternon W,, was {??}, Said I as to put up a fence up at the stack Michael Cockburn and Margot McBeath was hear a little tonight very warm today Dull At Night

July 19th

Thursday this was very fin morning I was making 2 gates W was Dishing Post {??} the Afternoon got them put-up very warm I went to the Blacksmith {???}

July 20th

Friday this was a fin morning {??} on the gates and Put the {??} together the Afternoon I was at the Dawn put the {??} in it We was at it all day Very Hot I went to Some Black mine {??}

July 21th

Saturday this was a fin morning we {??} the {??} in the Shade after that I was picking at the Barn Puting 2 Pots and {??} and Abe had a hobey job W was along with me I went Down to Beath with Mary tonight very hot

Jully 22

Sunday this was very dull morning But very warm Mother & Margaret and I went to church M {2 ch?} & me Beched in Job 22 C 11 8.. Cam on a very Heavy rain tonight power down som thunder

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“John Jeffrey Diary, 1877-1879,” Rural Diary Archive, accessed January 16, 2019, https://ruraldiaries.lib.uoguelph.ca/transcribe/items/show/49.

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