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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-0.pdf

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Private Journal in which I intend to record local Occurances daily occupation Markets State of the weather &c &c

Benjamin B Reesor

1861 January 1 Shot a large Owl. Good sleighing About home nearly all day received a short visit from Brother C Reesor & family, Weather mild Wheat $1.10 cts

2 Helped Brother Noah Reesor at Threshing in forenoon and C Reesor in the afternoon. Weather mild

3 Helped my Brother Simeon Reesor at threshing Weather Mild

4 Went to my brother in law M. Neighswanders on a visit today and to my Brother S Reesor this Evening. Weather Clear & Cold.

5 Went to Markham Village. Weather cold and a little snow

Sunday 6 At home all day. Weather Cloudy and Mild

7 Went to Municipal Election in Scarboro Ward No. 2 Voted for Mr Helliwell Weather, Cloudy and Snowed

8 Helped my Brother Simeon Reesor at threshing. Weather cloudy & mild

9 Went to School Meeting in Scarboro Section No. 4, A.M. threshed oats in afternoon, Weather, snowed in the mornning, cloudy and mild all day Brother Noah & family here this evening

10 Cleaned Oats in the Morning, made a Wooden fork. Weather, Snowed in the morning High wind through the day Calm and cold this evening

11 Went to Markham Village for a stove A.M. Took a load of straw to R. Money{?} B Smith PM. Weather very cold and snowed all day

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