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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-21.pdf

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July 1861

July 18 I went to T woods store in the Morning Spread raked & cocked hay all day Weather. warm Thunder showers in the distance a little rain PM

19 Finished raking & cocking hay in the large meadow. Spread raked & cocked in the Orchard Thunder & a fine shower in the evening

20 Mowed swale near Hebron Chapel raked & cocked the last of the hay in the Orchard. Fished at SM in the evening John went to G Mill Weather Clear & cool all day This is my son Levis 1st Birthday

Sunday 21 Received a visit from Br N and Family I, Br N & his son Peter went Picking Berries on Br S's Farm this PM Weather Clear, warm This is my only son Levi's first Birthday

22 Hoed turnips in the morning. Drew in hay & raked some in swale after supper Weather, Clear & Comfortable

23 Scuffled & hoed turnips & Drew in two loads of hay. Weather. Clear pretty warm at noon

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