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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-9.pdf

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March April 1861

Re Received a visit from John Reesor {illegible Lualeus Mau Bfufa}

Easter Sunday 31 Received a visit from my Br S Reesor & family Weather. Clear & mild

Easter Monday April 1 Received a visit from my father & mother Br N Reesor & family, Weather, Great snow storm from the East. Br Noah's came in the buggy started to go home about 2 o'clock couldnt get down the lane, hitched to my sleigh him and John went down and done his chores, came back in the Evening, got stuck in the lane, unhitched, had to stay all night, great uproar, dont feel well, eat too many eggs, got belly ache, children crying, and so on. guess we wont foget the first of April for a week.

2 Got up in the morning, tore down the fences helped Noah's out through the field, then I went to my Br Simeons and hired Miss Louis Moyer @ $2.75 cts per month, then I & John Cleaned the snow out of the sap buckets AM. Gathered the sap PM Weather, mild,

3 Boiled sugar. Weather Clear & mild

4 Boiled sugar Went to BSS in the morning {Wm? Mr? Mrs?} Brown Died last night @ 10 oClock Weather Mild & Clear

5 Boiled sugar. Weather Clear & mild

6 Boiled sugar. Weather Clear & mild we have made one pound of sugar to each tree tapped, in one week's time. I dont recollect of ever having done so before

7 Went to my Br C Reesors on a visit, Weather mild & Clear

8 I & John Helped P Hoover & S Shank to dig a grave for {AB?} Lehman's Child (at Hebron Chapel) attended funeral AM. killed a calf for my Father. Dug a drain from Turnip pit PM. {remainder of page illegible due to torn edge}

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