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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-38.pdf

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Dec 2 {illegible} last night

Helped Robert Wallace to kill his hogs Weather pretty {sharp?} rough sleighing light & {illegible}

3

Helped BrC to kill his hogs Weather Cold Clear

4

John helped BrN to kill his hogs I made ready to kill ours tomorrow Weather pretty cold cloudy

5

killed our 6 hogs Brothers all helped Weather Clear {illegible} thawing

6

salted meat. {ham?} kid turnip cellar with {deny?} drew nails for straw stack fence Weather fine warm

7

Made fence around straw stack AM went to J Woods PM weath warm cloudy commenced to {rain?} at {dusk?}

Sunday 8

We all went to BrD on a visit in the lumber waggon roads very muddy. Weather like April warm some cloudy shower at dark

9

Helped my Father to kill his hogs Weather cloudy foggy {was?}

10

got Tom shod new shoes {illegible} feet {K? C?} M took grist {illegible} to Major Mills PM roads treacherous bad weather cloudy wet windy this evening

11

Turned water from large tile drain behind barn & thrashed oats with flail AM I went to M Mills for grist PM Weather heavy wind from north last night some wind today calm this evening frose last night & today

12

Burried Cedar rollers AM cleaned oats & finished sheep pen roof PM Weather Clear sharp thawed a little

13

Helped CrB to kill his hogs & a sheep. Weather Clear thawing John Helped raise {Jamie Milroy?} stables

14

J & {illegible} sawed Cedar on road beside By swamp Weather frost last night thawing today

Sunday 15

went to BrN on a visit in Buggy roads very rough Weather Clear thawing today

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This morning J & My Father started from Port Union on the cars & arrived at Berlin at about 2.30 PM stayed all night called on several {friends?} came down to the grande river on business {rent?} day stayed

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in Preston tonight

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