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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-11.pdf

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April 1861

17 I & John Commenced to boil sugar in the morning, then I & Nancy went to T Wood's store AM. Split rails PM. Weather. Clear. Wind from the north

18 Ploughed sod south of the front garden Weather cloudy and mild. snow PM

19 Ploughed. Received a visit from my father & motherinlaw this PM. Weather. Clear & windy

20 Boiled sugar. John finished ploughing west of the Creek. I went to BSS in the Evening Weather. Clear & windy PM Calm this Evening

Sunday 21 Went to the funeral of John Lehman at Wideman's Chapel Sermon by Revd G Troyer on 2nd Cor 5th Chap 1&2 Verses and Revd J Macklin on Revs. 14 chap & 13 verse. after service went to my Br law J H Ramer's for dinner. Weather Clear & mild

22 Went to my Br S Reesor's S Mill. got my Br C to draw 4 sawlogs on the rollway, then I helped him to dig 16 young maple trees AM I & John Br N & his hired man J McNair Went to J {Peirces?) fields and fished upstream Weather Clear & warm some thunder in the evening

23 I & Nancy went to Fatherinlaw's for Plum trees John Plowed, Weather. Warm, some rain PM heavy rain last night

24 Sowed grass seed. Went to Sawmill to pile lumber made fence. Weather Cloudy AM. Clear & windy PM Sold 10 Bus Barley to {H? W?} Peters 9 to J Peters & 4 to K {Parker?} @ 55 ct per Bus

25 Drawed lumber AM Choring around PM Sold 14 Bus Barley to W Lapp & 14 to S Hollinger Went fishing in the millrace in the Evening got 4 suckers about 800 suckers caught at S Reesor's mill since yesterday @55 {illegible} Weather Clear & mild

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