James Cameron Diary, 1858


James Cameron Diary, 1858

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December 24, 1857

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Dec 24th 1857

Mr James Cameron Big Island Lake St Francis

Chopping Cord Wood Taking Home Wood Drew up theBig Canoe Christmas Eve

25th Christmas Day Charlie & Suse Here for Breakfast & Dinner Charlie took up the chairs James Hopkins & Buy a here Looking for the old Man. John Frasers Daughter Born sometime about those Days

26th Angus crossed James Guin came with {ink smudge blurs missing word} chopping Looking around the Shore for Mr Hopkins got the Benefactor & the New York Times A ticket for John S Frasers N. Y Bale cleaning the chimney St Stephens Day

27th Sunday got a Rat {trying?} for EEls

28th Chopping Cord Wood

29th Chopping

30th chopping

31st Last Day of the Old Year Angus crossed thrashing oats 6 1/2 Granny & Angus at Nicholsons crossed Early on New Years Morning

1st Day of January 1858 Snowing Good crossing in canoes

2nd Chopping Wood Nomination Day in Williamstown Angus crossed Drawing Drags

Sunday 3rd Allans {?} Birth Day high Wind Quin and I turned the Big Canoe could not cross the Wind Being too high

4th chopping cut 3 Cords Town Meeting Day

5th Angus Came

6th Chopping Thin {?} Ice took in the night

7th Chopping and taking home Wood

8th Went across to Francis Island Ice Good put out a few Bushes

9th Election Day in Williamstown Angus Went voted for Donald Ban Sandfied {?} Chopping put up 6 cords, got a Goose

January the 10th, 1858

Mr James Cameron Big Island Lake St Francis

Preaching on the Front By Mr Watson, a year ago to Day Dan Went for the First time to church, Went after a Gander on the Ice Did not Get him

11th Chopping

12th Chopping Ellen to the Dancing school put the squirrel in a hole in the Beech Tree Mr Quin

Sat 13th Mr Campbell the Weaver here School Metting on the front Mrs Baker very Poorly had the Doctor 14th. Mary crossed to see. Mrs Baker stopt all Night.

15th came home. Bad crossing at sumners's

16th Raining Quinn crossed over to Bakers HughAnn Came Cannot cross at sumners's

17th Sunday James Cameron & Francis & another {Indian?} trying to get across Angus & Quinn & I went up to Hopkins with him then turned Back crossed over at McRae's Creek Going across to see Mrs Bakerson the Horse. Broke in got him out got in again and drowned Charles & Suse here.

18th Charles here trying to skin Tom Went home

19th Charles & Suse here skinning the Horse

20th put out Poison down at the Hay Island

21st the Custom House officer of Lancaster seizing about this time at Bakers & Sumners's, Tobacco & Boot

22nd hard Frost Angus at Williamstown

23 Chopping Ice Pretty Good

24th Sunday Went to Church to Williamstown with Walter Baker, Sandy{?} here took away his scates Suse here

January 1858

Mr James Cameron Monday the 25 of

Chopping 26th the Ice Beginning to get Bad Dan & Ellen crossed. Dan Went for Kennedy the Blacksmith Foggy Weather put in the 2 geese to Fatten

27th Ice not safe

28th Cutting the Black Oak at the North Side

29th trying the Ice crossed Down near Captain Frasers Ellen came across

30th I crossed to Tom Kennedys Seen Angus Bethune at Bakers with a Summons from Young David, put 3 Letters in the P.O got a Delaware Paper Francis Snider very Sick Seen M & Martin the Pedlar Ice open at Sumners crossing at Lancaster Angus to Finch

Sunday the 31st of January Freezing hard.

Monday the 1st of February Chopping crossed with Ellen to the Dancing. No Fosces Thrashing Oats

2nd Stormy East Wind & snow & hail James Quinn crossed to the Post Office.

3rd Mr Quinn Sick Angus came home.

4th School Meeting Quinn crossed had a Row with Mr Bruce the Teacher (The Widow Burton child departed on the 3rd) Got the Lend of Henerys Sleigh to take home the Flour, Christees here went out to see Francis. Watch the Dog went with christee {inserted} the school house B went on the night of the meeting the 4th

5th Quinn Went off Thrashing oats.

6th Crossed to get the Mare Shad took Down the Irons to McLean got the neck yoke. I got the 10 Dollars from A Sumners put a Letter in the office stopt at {Sernows?} coming home got astray crossing a foot at Davids Seen Big at Cameron for the first time

Mr. James Cameron Sunday the 7th of February 1858 7th Mr Watson Preaching in Finch Lewis Boseley here.

8th Monday Sandy came gave him 10 Dollars him & I crofsed to Baker's took over a Botte of Wiskey got a Paper From David Summners, Granny & Ellen crofsed Went to see Bovair. Catherine Grant the Widows Daughter very Poorly

9th Thrashing Oats Sandy Went Off Stormy East Wind Fanning Oats 15 Bushels

10th Blary{?} had her calf. Bushing the Road up to Hamiltons Hamiltons a Bee. Good crofsing to Salmon River. Got the constitutional from Donald S McDonald, Suple of Title, Stormy Weather Wind From the West Killed the Grey Gauder Gander

11th Donald Suple had his Bee a Dance in A. Grants house Thrasing Oats Frosty Weather Frosty. {smudged writing that possibly says Killed the ?}

12th Ellen came. Nicholsons here for the Rain toom him home Thrasing the Great Ball at Lancaster in Celebration of St Valentines Day

13th Taking home woof with {illegible} put Poison in the Mouse. Angust Crofsed. Heard Old Mr Cattanach Departed this Life the 2nd Concefsion{?}. Fanning Oats 11 bushels, Got the new Horse got Lost on the Ice coming home to Snider Caisce part of the Road Home. Found at Frasers Point

14th Sunday st Valentines Day.

15th Thrashing August went to the Funeral John Cameron had his Bee Ellen crofsed Drawing Wood Broke the Road to the Upper Point Lost the Cleevis Bolt took home te Birch Runner

Ash Wednesday 1858

James Cameron Big Island 17th {smudged word, illegible} Angus went to see his Father out at Kin-Loch Garry

18th James Hugh's Birth Day William Lavelette had his Bee Angus MacKory here Old Mr William Chisholm in the Gore Departed this Life Dan Thrashing. Drawing Wood. Bossy had her calf

19th Dawing hay From Francis Island

20th Drawin hay Old Bosell came to Buy the Bottom of the Stack

21st Sunday Charlee & Suse here Hughann here Angus crofsed to see Bovair

22nd Began to thrash the Wheat fanned 5 Bushels of of Oats Mr Pitts From Cornwall here took Dinner

23rd thrashing & fanning Wheat 5 1/2 Bushels Angus crofsed for a Tongue for the sleigh to Bakers Granny came Hughann crofsed.

24th Went to Mill to Williamstown 5 1/2 of Wheat 6 oz Buckwheat 3 of Corn {word illegible} not Done to Day,, I went to the Ket. Ket Island & to Charlies Suse came up Got 3 Mats From Charlie & the London Paper. Dan Went to Bakers took home a Load of Wood. Got Musk From Charlie

25th Went for the Grist to Williamstown Cutting Firewood in the Bush The Lamb Dead Bought Dans Muskats at 4 / 2 = 13 for the Lot. Mrs Baker Poorly

26th Chistee here Going Out to Kenyon Left the Spear & Trunk & plate Mr Charlebois here Fishing eels Suse here, Taking home Firewood Dan & I cut 4 holes for Eels got 1 Ice About 2 Feet Thick Ellen came home Angus went to Lancaster David Sumners wanting wanting my Double spring {illegible} Old Mr Alexnader Cameron here Came From {last sentence is heavily faded and illegible}

February 26th 1838

Mr James Cameron Lake St Frances Lancaster with Angus had a bottle full Slept all night

27th Charlbois fishing got 4 eels from him Croped with Mr Cameron went to to Kennedys the Blacksmithe with the sleigh to fix, Sorry to see Mrs Baker funeral of Duncan Mr Lincans child going to Lancaster, Ellen Went to Lancaster to the Dancing school Bright Tea shoes seen the Eclipse on the Moon on the southern ilimb quite Plain Went at night to fish eels got 4.

Sunday the 28th Went to Hamiltons, Dan to Mrs Bakers, The Last of February

March the 1st The three men came to fish Before Daylight another gang came caught a good many Olshing Moon for a Bee The first time we went the upper point road with a horse went with Ellen and 6 harlebois train as for as the soft Maple tree on Davids Island

2nd the Men went away I showed them he Place down at the Hay Island Frank Snider Came at night

3rd Frank Snider and I went to Thomas Munroe then over to {illegible} got a Pint of Whisky, The Men Whom came to the B__ David Summers William Spink Rusell Walter Baker Frank Gardiner Donald McGregor James McDougall John Angus McLaughlin Donald McGreew Sanely Grant Cooper George & Lewis Bosell Moses Blondeow Thomas Munroe. Aiken Peter Tobin & Jos Man Landry Roy the Dancing Master, {illegible words}

4th Drawing out on the Ice Dan & J Angus, went to Williamstown,

5th Friday the EELs fishers here took up 2 loads to the stand

6th took 1 of corn & 5 of ashers to A Bakers, Angus went to the Depot for Andrew summers for a load of got none.

March 7th, 1836 Mr James Cameron Big Island Lake Saint Francis 7th Sunday.

8th Drawing to Davids Island gave Ellen a ride up to Peters Andrew Baker went to Cornwall for the Doctor a great Day playing cards at Summerstown.

9th Drawing wood Dan went to the Dancing School Clarissa came home with them

10th Drawing wood

11th Drawing

12th the Sacrement in WilliamsTown for the first time in the winter drawing wood Went with Tomas {Monroe?} to John Summers for the pig the Thrashing Mill at David

13th took up a load of wood at Hamiltons for Johns. John and folk where with The Mill Thrashed. 14 busheles of wheat Franci here got the load of my Coat at night went home

14th Sunday Angus crossed Mr. Thomas Davis fits Stephens here The Sniders & Mcf Mullin quarrelling at Davids

15th Tohon V York Came Drew a load of fire wood to the house Tom & Clarissa & the Girls went of Duncan Mc Lennan & Barrett here done of the wheat 4 Bushels

16th Began the oats William Hamilton {from?} York crossed Raining Angus (illegible} crossed to the done

17th St Patricks Andrew Summers a Bee William Hamilton here {inbetween the lines is written "a great day at secors house"} the mill went of Thrashed, {?} the oats 48 written over top is 50+ bushles} Ducks covering thawing & raining Hamiltons & the Mill Went off

18th farnning {ilegable} bushles of Oats grab 1/2 Bushle of wheat what was under the Mill Dan thrashing oats angus went to WilliamsTown to see The house, Drawing firewood to the house

19th Drawing wood wild geese came & Black Birds, Went to the Little Island south side Young Angus here for Ash to Make Whippletrees


Mr James Cameron Big Island March 20th

First day of spring. Angus came and went to Lancaster Ice Getting Bad Drawing {Alders & Chips?} Drew the Basswod to the end of the house Took the wood of the ice First laying of the hens Mullng the {soaps taft?} 3 {illegoble?} Running Well Dan Making troughs 3'2 cordor wood on Davis Island

Sunday the 21st Raining

22nd Angus Came Drawing Wood to the Bank. Crossing to Salmon River Yet Frank Guardmen wandering the new house

23 Ellen crossed for granny then crossed to the Dancing school

24th Mary Crossed settled the {illegable} at Andrew Summers up to this Date The Last night of the dancing school a Ball.got a Ruster at {Ballers?}

25th Ellen came Home, gathering cottons found the fox Drawing Wood to the Bank Charlie & (Suse?) here for sticks for Brooms

26th Drawing wood

27th Drawing to the Bank The ice opened Making Molasses

28th Sunday of the sugar bush

29th drawing to the bank about 4 cords in the bush Put in the {illegible}

30th Angus crossed & {Home?} got 4 eels Drawing wood from the end of the house

31st finished drawing just about now 23 cords on the Bank now. A Row about the Dancing Boys to Lancaster John Cary & Sandy Grant. Fishing eels got 8 at the head of the Island 3 Indians wanting to Buy the White Mule Lent them my spear Good Sugar Weather Making vinegar

1st of April, All Fools Day. Jo Snnider here about the House Sniders got their Warning Angus got 6 eels Indians fishing

2nd Angus of Ellen Crossed to Donald McLennans Good Friday Drawing Stones & Steaks set 4 Traps Indian got straw

Mr. James Cameron Big {illegible: Stand?} April the 3rd. Went over to Bakery to meet Ellen took Dinner at {illegible: secors} seen Hughy Ranllin & Angus the Ice clearing away. A talk of Lane MrDougals being {illegible: married?} & Charlies Here. 4th Ronald Angus here. 5th Angus L Dan croped. Ronald here. 6th Andrew {illegible: Summers?} here at the Timber. Ronald croped with them 7th splitting Rails Angus & Dan croped. hard frost sap Running 8th Thrashing Done Farming 13 1/2 Bushes. Young Angus here for house, got the Boston Paper. Swallows came. 5th Angus croped to see Bruce at the {illegible: LimeKiln?} with Cambell stopt at Donald suple's all night found an Oar in the Bay and the Wheels. 10th Went to Lancaster with Corn 3 3/4 & eggs. Charles Tupper Went along with them took his corn. Brought the {illegible: Decanters?} 6,, 2 pails. I teapot {illegible}. Shot a duck with a ball with the long gun a great distance off. Jack and I at the Upper Point. Sunday the 11th of April, Mr. Watson preaching on the front. Ice going down got 4 rats. Sap running yet. 12th Went to Bakers with 4 Bushels of ashes got 3 spy. 53 Pitchers at Andrew Dunners 2/6 to {illegible: Bopard?}. Took over the chain gathering stones 13 gathering stones. 14th I croped to Bakers for bags got 3 Donald McGorgor came with me for Kennedy Canoe. Mary & Dan went to Lancaster too 3 1/4 of corn. Angus came got the {illegible: Ricemans?} from the Pffrcler that was {illegible: deruting?} men croped over to see Bruce get the clothe got the Loan of a copper from Sarah seen pigeons.


Mr. James Cameron Lake St. Francis 15th of April. Fast ploughing done, the ground very wet. Angus croped got the {illegible: Decanters?} got the fish from Francis. Lence an the Ritt Point. 16th Drawer stones 17 setting the Ritr Point on Fire and the Lower Marsh fishing the calf pasture fence. Lewis Bosell came with {Hughsna stopall?} night. Angus went to finch.18th, Sunday Duncans Birth Day Lewis Bosell went home. 15th Monday croped with Hugh Ame left the Boot at Decory 2/4 to be paid, 20th Went to {illegible} River took 16 bushels of oats to S. Sticker at 30 cents. John Anugs boots 4/2 Allens 2/6 James Hugh 1/3. Bought the {illegible: tumblers?} 6 1/3 fray 1/10 the curtauy. {Tea?} kettle duty. 1 1/2 g wheat to mill raining. 21st Ploughing a little. Dan & Ellen croped with the par for Hughesma. Boots found a ducks nest 5 eggs in it. Measuring the grain for salmon river for 22nd mill 3 g wheat of 6 of oats to streeter. Bought 2 spoony 1/8, tea 1/10 {illegible: Duty? up?} 1/2 tabacco {ileggible} duty 2 1/2. Spent a 1 1/2 at John Allens the first tn'up for the streamer. Bought into salmon river. Bought dry boots from {illegible: Tleeter?} 17/6 to cash 10 / c to 10 /. Due cut the Points at the mouth 9 salmon river going and coming. Henry & Daleh school here for the timber for a summer helped them with the horses shooting at {illegible: because of smug} seen Cucke Dower sold my rats to streeting my mirk & black squirrels the river very high. 23rd ploughing a little. st. Georges Dat. Merrie England . {illegible} Plenty high wind.

M James Cameron F of W 1858

Mr James Cameron Lake of Francis, April 24. Angus came home. {illegible} a Ducks nest. Wrot {they mispelled 'wrote'} a {illegible}. The steamer St. Helens went down the {lillegile: light lit?} in Johnstons light house on the island. Snowing hard. Lots of snow on the mountains. Sunday 25th The chieftain staft at Daniels island took some wood. 26th Mr Hills Light house lit. Andrew Summer here for the stocks seinow, Francis & Moses {illegible: rtong? strong?} with him Francis got the Pikepole. Granny Dan & Ellen croped ploughing hacking some of the things got the turkey eggs. Old Mr Peter Ferguson departed this life & old Mr Craig departed. 27th {illegible: Ciram? Liram?} came the red mare got a bad kick. 28th Andrew Summers bee high north wind spreading manure on the Ritt Point croped over with hiram & the big bore at Lewis Blondeas house for Francis gave the pikehole to a Summer. Came down to Bodell. The The boy came a crop with us. Old Bodell very down, got the shot {illegible}. A baker {illegible: older?} Craig buried. 29th Semon & Francis came, {illegible: cull?} went to William Stown. Ellen & Jack stopt at home. Jack & I to see about the heard Christes's wife here with the big {illegible: f.latter} to sell. Took home the spear & trunk. 1st Of Mary Dun went to William Stown. I went as far as Barretts with him on Alex Groints new Road. Came back stopt at Francis {illegible: bland?} old bosell set his line ploughing a little Jack & I got a hat. Bovair & Pete here. {illegible: Sema?} here & his 2 boys wanting a canoe gave Sema the little ore. 4th {illegible because of smugging: Charlie?} came up for {illegible} to got to William Stowns stock {illegible}.

Mr James Cameron Lake St Francis May 3 1858.

Ploughing Jack & I Fixing the Gate and the Fence {Ellen?} got 3 perch Charlie Here from Williamstown. Had a Hooker 4 Tuesday. Ploughing . 5th Angus Came From Williamstown Lambs {Lambs in superscript} After Bossy 6th {Donak?} Suppe Charlie Rose & Pete Bovair here with the {scor?} had hard work with hen, Got Her home that night 7th Ellen & I crossed to Bakers Gave {2?} Rate to A.I. Baker Left back at Home seen morning {Pedlaz?} Dunlop & McMartin Ploughing a Little came Down to {Semoros?} to see the Boy Left my Boots with {secor?} to stretch Bigger 1/2 the Tea (illegible} shot sent of a Letter to E.C. Cooper 85 {Mill?} Street new york {Jersey?} City with 1 Dollar {E?} losed paid the Postage Had a {Rourid?} of 2 From Davy 8th Ploughing Broke the Point Sowed 2 1/2 of Rease James Stuch & Dan Came Bargaine for 3 Dollars a Month Dan Went off took the Mop George Bosell going out with Dan. got a Letter &sent one Back Old Bovair Came went to Lancaster for Lines for his hooks him and Pete Had Bakers Came took 1 Bundle of straw to their shanty at the h{letter e over a}d of the {Planed?} 9th Sunday Mr Ferguson Preached on the Front John Cameron got his girl christened. Ellen to Church the Boys & I went up to see Bovairs shanty Thunder & LIghtening Ellen stopt at Bakers all night 10th Ellen came home Francis & Henrys Girl came with her Bovair crossed took home my Boots from Secors Bovair set his Line Francis here with his hog Christee here Ploughed the Garden Ploughing Back of the Barn Cut backs {Frausen?} More Chickens 7 of them 11th Ploughing {surcring?} {Peahe?} some Finished them about 3 Bushel

May the 12th 1858 Mr James Cameron

Bog Island small pigs 5 of them More hands 12th planting the Garden with 3 kinds of Potatoes Bovair got a sturgeon for the first Bovair crossed over came Back high wind had a small {smeather?} got Last going to his shanty Bought 2 needles over at Bakers. Shelling corn for the hog {Sniders?} Moved to {Leives Blondeau?} 13th Bovair here for his Breakfast him & Pete Got 2 sturgeon Ploughing Back of the Barn The Collar Hurting the Mare Henery, George & Francis {illegible} here Holy Thursday; Friday the 14th Finished sowing the Pease about 4 1/2 Bushels sowed altogether. 15th Ploughing a Little set the stake for the Lina Bovair crossed seen Angus at the Front sent a Letter home Ellen at the Garden 1 Bed of Onions planted the Mare sore with the Collar hurting her 16th Bovair Came had the Plough {Point?} not the right kind {Clrickey?} with him {Batteuce?} going to be married or was married on the 6th of May Francis here some Beans {Thomas?} Davis Fits Stepehns here caught a Lamb after the Little Pigs trying to get them home 17th Monday Killed the Hog Tom got a sturgeon From Bovair Lewis & George Bosell here William Hamilton & Sandy here got a sturgeon From Bovair got 3 1/2 of Wheat & 2 of Oats some Beans & pumpkins seed 18th Moses Blondeaus Raphael at A Grants Ellen there Lews Bosell here for her Went with Bovair to the Line {illegible} Farming the Wheat {Coshing?} the Line at the River 19th A Simmons here for sticks a Fight after the Raphael {illegible} {Darndy? Mrs Spinks Wife Daughter paid Brauas 1/4 to Andrew

Mr James Cameron Big Island Lake St Francis May the 20th 1858

Hugh Ann came Lewis & George put Heracrops Went to Bakers Old Bovair & Pete and I Bought of A {Summers?} Salts H {Saleratens?}{Suling?} Seedles {illegible} 1/2 paid Heard of Mr Spinks Wife. Came home seen to Sniders. {Watter?} talking about his {coft?} no points Went to Charlie about going to Williamstown Jack & I {Hooker?} to Charlie & a price of Pork La Perch & Tom Cotters here to see {Boavo?} for sturgeon The Indians in St Regis getting their Water money Friday Morning the 21st Charlie Here Raining all Day 22nd Charlie & {Jack?} Went off took the Pork and Wheat & Basket Ellen & Hugham crossed with Bovair took a Paddle to the Basin & Salt to Bovair {Clucky?} Back with Bovair young Goshins 6 or 7 trimming the Hickory Trees Let out the Horses to Graz 23rd Charlie came Heard of {illegible} A Baker & A McInnis here for sturgeon from Bovair Russell A {Calve?} 24th {illegible} Day {Birth?} {illegible} the Black Mare to Work {"Jim of Copkins here" written above} alone planted Nigger Toes or Cow Horns as come call them Christee here Lent him 1/4 of a Dollar to Buy sturgeon from Bovair to 1 Basket From Christee paid Bovair a crops with clucky Moved his shanty for the 3rd time the {Arabran?} went up Full Steam Ploughing & Harrowing the Potatoes {illegible} at the Back of the House put 25 planting Potatoes Bouvair croped Bought {Tan?} of A Sniders 6 {cent symbol} 3 {cent symbol} to Be paid Nicholsons here with Bouvair for the Canoe to take the {storing?} the J {Slasch?} as then said Chickens 26th Fixing the Red Canoe Christee here with 1/3 paid {text cut off} Bouquet Aground out before the {Door?} {after?} Boards at Christees Began to plough some {Ellen?} & Ellen Came & Henerys Girl Bovair Crossed no candles

Mr James Cameron Big Island May the 27th 1858

Henerys Girl went Home. I went to Nicholsons for the Canoe John & George Came Home with it 2 Men Here of a Barge for Sturgeon sold one of Bovaris to them 28th Ellen & the Bovairs went to Salmon River Sent a Letter to E.C. Cooper & Co 85 Wall Street N.Y. {P.B or P.D..?} Got Jimmys Pants {"Tea" written below} & Cotton Ploughed the piece of Corn Below the Butternut Tree, Began Before the Door to Plough put in the sheep, Let The Horses out at night, Mosquitoes getting Bad, The Ground pretty Hard to plough 29th Ploughing Before the Door Put out the Calves to their Pasture. Turkey Chickens {now?} Bovair Crossed 30th Went to Christees Jimmy & I Got the Boards at {na?} Howta's Island Thomas Monroe here Mary {Yon?} & Duncan & {Dany?} Charlie Rose & {Annie Jo?} Snider & {illegible} Rob Summers & George Bosell here Henerys 2 children and {Semas?} 2 Boys Butchered the Sturgeon for Thomas 31st I crossed to Bakers for the {P Rout or P Point 2/6 Ln?} Black 6{cent or shilling symbol} 3 p A Treat From David Took the Crackers from Bought of A Summers 2 yrs of Cotton 1/6 1 Cap 1/3 {Comle?} 6 Buttons Thread {1?} (3/4 {illegible} Planted some Before the Door Sent David Summers his 2 Bushels of Oats with Bovair seen A McRory on the Front Andrew J Baker away on the Bouquet By Mistake Gave {illegible} Goat to Bosells to {Fise?} to make small {Arewettra?} for Milk

Mr James Cameron I St Francis 1st June 1858

Bovair sowed about a Bushel of Wheat for the first Wheat sowed Planting Beans & Pumpkins at the Butternut Tree more Wheat in Corn Grown Blow the Butternut Tree Put Poles to the {Hope?} Saved about 2 of Oats Back of the Barn cut the Ears of the Lambs 2nd of June Plough at the Lower Point Bosell home with the Goat 7 1/2 Price went to Fish Perch 3rd Ploughing Lower {illegible} for {illegible} rows Potatoes out the Line at the {Hoop?} {illegible} "{sowed 2 of oats Below the Barn" written above} Bovair 22 Semons Wife here about the {Graines?} shelled the corn 4th of June Went to {Sahron?} River Bought of {illegible} 3 1/4 of{Rowder?} 6 {Copper?} 1/2 lbs 4 1/2 Bought of J Cameron & Co 1/2 lbs Tea {illegible} 1 Line 7 1/2 1/2 lbs Tobacco 7 1/2 Bought of B. Baker 2 1/2 {illegible} 1/6 per yd. {3/9?} 1/2 Gallon Whiskey 1/3 {Elastie of Fuset?} yd 1 1/2 {illegible} pipes of candles 3 {cent symbol} Handkerchief 6 {cent symbol} Bought George 3 Dishes 1/3 {illegible} here Planting Potatoes & Pumpkins Henerys Girl here all night Jimmy Staving 5th Ploughing on the Lower Point Jimmy sick Henerys Girl croped with Bovair Dan came Covair went off Left his Line Plate Bowel {Turnbler?} Planting Potatoes & Beans Before the Door Farming Wheat 6th Sunday Went to Charlies Tom Davis Came got 2 sturgeons one on Bovairs Line 7th Ploughing Dan Went off with Charlie in the Canoe took the Barrel of Crackers & Plants Thomas gave me a Hair Line gave me 11 {cent symbol} after the 1/4 I gave to Bovair Tom {illegible} his hooks

List of Books By James Cameron Goldsmiths Animated Nature in 5 Vol Byrons Works Against the Fears of Death or Christian Consolation The Fulfillings of the Scriptatures "The History of England History of Scotland History of the United States I Dictionaries {diarist crossed out writing} 2 in English 1 in Galic 1 in French Parley's Universal History Charles 12th of Sweden, Shipwrecks of Disasters at sea Bonnapart Gacirlun, {diarist wrote "Lent" above last word} Book {diarist wrote Lent above last word} of Fate The Pirates {diarist wrote "notes" above last word} Book. the Indian B Letter Book, Book of {diarist wrote the word "fixing" above last word} of 1000 songs. Burns Poems. T Champions of Church Testaments, alfred 1 vol. 3 cooking Books. Lord Broughham Popular Geography schole geography + atlas Mathematicks Geometry T Grammars {diarist wrote "2 or 3" above last word} Latin French + English Note Books 5 Cyphering Books Copy Plates The Hospital Book Water Cure Mrs Parlingtons Carpet Bag of Fun Tales of a Granfather (Life of Robert Bruce Peter B has got this) got it)

{diarist uses ink to draw detail calligraphy} Lake st Francis Sir James Cameron

June the 7th a New Boat goin Down the name {author leaves a blank},, High wind killed a sturgeon

Tuesday the 8th M Donald + Wife here shearing the sheep for Captain Fraser Point Lorant sheared our sheep Rankin here sowed W Rest Before the Door planted corn Tom set his Line with the Buoy to it Charles Tefferes here from Williamstown took 2 Bags of the Tennet Jimmys Boots stopt all night 9th Marys Birth Day Ploughing Looking for Toms Line. Tom went off to {illegible} another, went to semos to came {illegilbe} potatoes semo on the Boshure

James Cameron. B.T.L. St 4 June 14th 1858 The Indians Down about the Drowned Man Gave them 40 on {?} of Rent snow Plant the Rest of the Potatoes 11 Bushels in all I went to Nicholsons for a Bolt for the Point of the Ploughgot 2 the {illegible from mould on page} stole. {?} Dish and a Paddle gave 5 lbs of {illegible from mould on page} to Semos to Be Niturned. {illegible ink blotting} Back of Garden finished it. very wt. Luns Bosele here stopt all night 16th Christee here got Tolaeao Ploughing A Na ee the Montreal & he Boston the Boston ahead us far aas I could see; 17th SOwed wheat 1 Bushel, PLough McInnish here with the Mare & Colt. set a fire Occt{?} for Ashes {diarist doodles with ink on page} Mr P Baker Dn To James Cameron June 10th Lent a I. Baker 2 " 7 1/2 1st of July lent a I. Baker 3/5 {?}0.6.4 1/2 June 10th to 1 muskrat 11 January 17th to 1/3 tea I. Baker {illegible small text} 0.2.3 {illegible text ink blotting/scratched out} ashes 4 Buy 40 1/3/up oak 2/y 1/2 5/ 1/2 3' Douglas to to 2 /12 Ashes 2{?} 2"1 November 5th to 2 bushles 1 peck {diarist writes vertically within line} 5 5 4 40 ______ 5 2 {diarist resumes writing normally on lines} 1-5 {diarist begins writing vertically at bottom of the page forming a list} Potatoes 12 Dollars 2 {illegible ink blot} Neapay {?} 3 Dollars {illegible ink blotting on next 3 lines in his list} cutting the Peaes I {?} Day morning Paid 2/6 Huron a {?} 1/2 6 Dollars Corn & Potatoes sew & Paid {?} Potatoes {diarist makes naother equation further down} James Cameron {illegible} {diairst makes another vertical list closer to the bottom of the page} Thrashed 4 of Pease Huey got 1 1/2 {?} Lashey 11 {?} 51 of oats {?} 15 of Thrashed Wheat 3 1/2 I thrashed

{top of page limited visibility from molding} Mr James Cameron The Steamer America Went Down Began snowing the other Piece Oats Behind the Garden hoeing 19th Went to salmon River with Wheat & {illegible from mold} Bovain with stingeon sowed the rest if the {illegible from mold} Bonight of I. Cameron & Co 4 yds stinting 2/ 1 lbs tea {illegible from mold} 1 Thumble 1, Bought of Johnson 1 Thumble P. Got 1 Dish from Grange 8 cents, Bought of B. Baker 1 Jackkife 1/~ 1 lb sugar 6 2 caudles 3 2 yds of Cloth 3/~ 1/2 yd Cotton 3 Button Thred 4: Matches 1 paper 3 {?} P 1 Luart. Wheats Dan 2/6. Cash swapt fats Gave 7 1/2 to Boot Gave Helen {illegible from mold} Patrick Glackan or Lankin & C Frankie here Had a {illegible from mold} 20th Sunday {?} on 2{?} Victoria Pat{illegible from mold} here Pat Gave me a 1lB for stingeon 21st Bought {illegible from mold} 2 from Bosele for the 1/3 and I stood in the {illegible from mold} Pat took Breakfast Walter. Frank & John {illegible from mold} here with their Eatine{?} Horses Pilots {illegible from mold} from the Gateau 5g then Ellen croped {illegible from mold} Plants, & A Loaf of Bread to 6 luckey {illegible from mold} Pike & Perch trouting 22nd Our {?} Birth Day Ploughing for Buckwheat Hoeing Potatoes Making the Fire & the Fences Frances Dog came {illegible from mold} here Bosells here with linnings Pants paid {illegible from mold} for them 1/~ cash gave hem my Pants to {illegible from mold} 23rd Hoeing Beans Potatoes fulling Cotton Cutting {illegible from mold} Painted the stearn g the Big canoe Rob Jack {illegible from mold} Hamilton here for stingeon 24th set the Big [illegible from mold} fire Harrowing sowed Hay seed Lost my Knife {illegible from mold} up at the Fire steamming the corn at the upper {illegible from mold} Peet the calve out of the barn. Banshed {illegible from mold} a race 25th Ellen croped with Brans to the {illegible from mold} Bosells here with my trousers told them {illegible from mold} stand in the hay 2/` sowed {illegible from mold} Place of Buckwheat. 26th {illegible from mold} from Williamstown Allen went with them {illegible from mold}

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