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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-36.pdf

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Sunday 10 Nov 1861

So this morning John & my sister Susanna were talking how Miss {Barbane?} {Snorer?} I told them to {illegible} Dr {illegible} he came this evening & pronounced it Diptheria on Putrid sore throat He prescribed for it {illegible} she seems to do very well {illegible} Weather wind from the east


Nancy not much better this morning so I went to Markham to Dr Mc he came this evening but found her much better than she was this morning Weather squally & cool. windy


Went to Markham to tell Doctor that Nancy was better Left Measure for a suit for John {purchased?} sheep pen PM Weather. Clear {illegible}


Finished plowing in field near {illegible} Weather Cloudy Plowed below the garden John plowed north windy this evening


of B.C. house Weather Cloudy pleasant north cold this PM


Plowed south of the garden Weather Clear & Cloudy


Drew home 3 loads of edgings high wind last night & today hard frost last night

Sunday 17

Started at 6 oc this morning for Dr Mc My Father was taken sick last night with pain in the bowles & vomiting Dr came at noon & prescribed he is better this evening. Weather clear some wind I found the roads as Dry as in {pinly?} D Hoover & wife were here a little while AM but were called home they had some visitors {pacot?} Reesor was here over dinner


Went to Markham village to tell Dr that Father was better AM worked at sheep pm PM J Ploghed for BC PM Weather Clear Beautiful day warm PM


I went Down to Shlimack plains on little rouge for the young cattle John Commenced to plow in the old meadow but found it frosty they winworked at sheep pen till noon Drew rails from 11th con {concession} PM Weather Clear warm

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