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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-12.pdf

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April 1861 May

{Went to P M?}

26 Went to R Money's BSS in the morning and bought a new wooden plough for $18 cash. Ploughed a piece of sod south of the graveyard Weather, warm & Clear

27 Sowed oats in the field south of the Front garden in the evening Weather. Warm, some rain at noon & thunder & rain in the evening

Sunday 28 Went to my Br N Reesors on a visit. Weather. Cool. heavy rain last night

29 Got up at 2 oclock AM I & my father & George Davidson (Br C's man) went to Br S's mill to fish but found that the water was too high. then we went to a small creek 1/2 mile west of the mill and caught a few suckers. then I helped Br N to roll out pine stumps on the Townline at Morrisons planted trees PM. Weather Clear warm. Cloudy PM Sold 10 Bus Barley to D Burkholder @ 55cts

30 Plowed North of the Barn AM rather wet Nailed Batting on Board fence on Pickering Townline PM. Weather Clear & warm, some Cloudy

May 1 Sorted Apples AM. Spread dung in the Orchard planted some potatoes in the back garden PM Weather Clear & cool ice froze last night ground white with snow this morning

2 Made Fence north of the dam. Weather cool {illegible half inch?}

3 Finished plowing north of the barn. Weather Clear, mild, frost last night

4 I sowed 2 acres Barley in the field north of the barn John Harrowed & plowed in the field near hoovers Weather Clear & warm a little frost last night

Sunday 5 Went to Mannasseh Fretz's on a visit. Weather Clear & Cool a little frost last night

6 I & John Plowed in the field near Hoovers. Weather. rained some This morning at 6 oclock I took my father my sister & Barbara Barkey to Dunbarton Station on the GTRR they are going to the falls

7 Went BSS AM I & John went to S mill for a load of Oven wood PM. Weather. Heavy rain last night showers through the day. High water.

8 Planted some plum trees and six Apple treas that I bought of {Mr? MB?} Buell agent to Mr Bless of Rochester AM. Trimed orchard PM my father & sister and Barbara Barkey Came home about 2 oclock PM Weather Clearing up some sign of settled weather.

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