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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-5.pdf

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Feb 1861

Jan 30 Took a load of wheat to Major Mills at $1.15, AM. Sawed fire wood PM. Died, On Monday Last The Revd. Adam Wideman, Today he was buried on the 4th Con of Markham he was a minister in our Church nearly 25 years. {illegible] Weather, Windy, and a little snow from the north.

31 Went to John Hollinger's Chopping bee in Mr. C Burkholder's Bush, received a visit from Mr S G Reesor and family in the Evening. Weather Cloudy and mild

February 1 Went to J Woods Store AM. received a short visit from my Uncle Joseph Burkholder and wife PM. Weather mild and Cloudy AM. Snow & wind from the East PM

2 Grinding Axe and shoveling snow AM. Went to Cedar Grove PM. Weather mild & Cloudy a little sunshine at noon great snowstorm last night. snow two feet deep on the level, good sleighing Wheat $1.10 @ $1.18 cts went to Singing School in the Evening

Sunday 3 Went to my Brother S Reesor's on a visit his wife has been sick but she is on a fair way of recovery Weather, Clear and Cold

4 Idling around shot Chloe* AM Went to T Woods store & to Major Mills PM Received a visit from Peter John & Anne Hoover & Mrs Elisabeth Neighswander in the Evening Weather Clear & Mild

5 Helped my Brother C Reesor to draw a hay stack into the Barn. Weather Cloudy and mild

6 Helped my Brother C Reesor to finish drawing in the hay stack and grind his axe AM. Drawed home a load of wood went to my Brother S Reesors to B Lehmans & to Cedar Grove PO PM. Weather Cloudy & windy Some snow PM

{*} our little pet dog

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