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William Sunter Diary, 1893


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JULY 1888 1893

26 27 Thursday

A very fine day. the weather since the thunder storm is not so scorchingly hot, and the air, especially in the morning, is clean and healthful. Maggie and her Mother with Ewart and I drove over to the Mutrie berry patch this morning and we all picked up to about 11 oclock A.M. when Ewart and I drove up to John McKenzies to see about the reaper for our Johny who wants it to cut his barley. after dinner we loaded it up on the Waggon and after awhile Ewart &I returned to the berry patch where we left Maggie & her Mother. they had got along very well having the 3 pails nearly filled and we remained to fill them up and pick an extra basket besides - on getting home we received a letter from Holyoke and one from Kelly at Clarksburg relative to Ewart accompanying Mr Kelly to Holyoke. it is sprung on us so suddenly we hardly know how to act so as to get matters ready. I wrote to Clarksburg this evening. Isaac Anderson came to see us this evening accompanied by John Webb. I escorted them home again - {in margin} Maggie & her Mother and Ewart and I drive over to Mutrie's berry patch. Ewart and I drive up to John McKenzies. Letters about Ewart going to Holyoke. Isaac Anderson paid us a visit.

27 28 Friday

Another fine day. it became overcast in the afternoon and a little rain fell but just enough to lay the dust. I wrote a letter to Brother Alex. Meaford and another card to Clarksburg, sending all off by the mail this morning. the time is so short when Kelly expected to be away that we have to act promptly in the matter. Edy Abbott accompanied me from Everton and spent the day with Ewart. John McKenzie brought the reaper down this afternoon and he and I drove over together to look at Geo. Smith's farm. it was raining some while we were there but we thought we saw it sufficiently to warrent the conclusion that it was too much rent $325.00. part of the plowable clearing, about 25 acres , is only moderately good land. the balance about between 40 & 50 acres is fairly good, while the rest of the 150 acres affords alone a run for cattle. I certainly cannot see where the value is for $325.00 or even considerably less, a year. {in margin} sent off letter and card to Meaford this morning - John McKenzie and I go over to see Geo. Smith's farm. Cannot make it out to be a "Snap" -

28 29 Saturday

A beautiful day, although balmy and warm not oppressively hot. Ewart and his Mother and I drove to Guelph to day. we took to the market 4 Pails raspbarries. one sold for 90cts, 1 for 80cts and 2 for a dollar each to Grant prt paym on a cistern pump which is to cost $4.50 the balance cash. sold 5 lbs butter at 20c per lb. = $1.00 we got a suit of clothes for Ewart and other &c underclothing, trunk &c costing about twenty dollars in all. I took my overcoat in to get it dyed & pressed which for that costs $1.50. Johny finished up haying to day. Thos Mack built his stack. Willie also helped him. 12 loads in stack. back field of all straight from barn. it was very hard to cut being a very heavy crop of grass in great part clover. {in margin} Ewart & his Mother and I drive to Guelph - we purchased a suit of clothes for Ewart & other articles in view of going off. Thos Mac built hay stack for Johny.

29 30 Sunday

A very fine day. some rain now would be very welcome. Ewart drove the girls to Everton this evening. the girls drove themselves in the forenoon. Mary also went with them in the evening so they had a good load. Margaret & I made a visit to Rich. McWilliams this evening. John Neustaldt & Mrs Sockett were there and waited till later before driving off. {in margin} Ewart drove the girls to Everton. visit to R McWilliams.