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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-40.pdf

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Monday December 16 1861

This morning I & my father left home at 5 o clock & walked to Port Union took the Cars & arrived at Berlin at 2.30PM then we went to Mr J Brubakers stayed a little while then went to Mr Joseph Sniders near Berlin & took supper there called on the Red M {Cah?} then returned to Mr B & staid all night


stayed for the grand river this morning called at Issac {Hagys?} & at the Chickapee Woolen Mills also a few minutes with Old samuel Bricker & arrived at the Rev Joseph Hageys at noon spent a few hours very agreeably then went down to Preston to M Jacob Hageys & staid all night


saw a team Ploughing near Dundas today {written in margins} Took the Cars at 8.30 this morning & came by Harrisburg & Burlington Junction to Toronto at noon took the Rouge stage at 3.30 PM & got home at about 9. PM Had fine weather on out travels


Dug out a lime stone in the lane north of our farm AM split wood PM Weather Clear


Thrashed oats with flail Weather Clear banked turnip Cellar with dung & Mended barn


roof AM John went to Port Office & I went to BrS to order a new pair of bobsleighs PM Weather pretty cold windy

Sunday 22

went to meeting at Hebron remarks & sermon by Rev P Reesor on St John 1st Chap visitors after service Jesse Reesor & family Weather Cloudy


Cleaned Weat AM John went to Markham & I brought home his cutter from Iversons where he got it painted PM Weather snowed last night & nearly all day sleighing rough Cold north wind


Cleaned & drew wheat into the granary Weather cold windy Calm this evening

Christmas day 25

We all went to a feast at my Fathers BrS. N. & C were there with their families. Weather cold cloudy strong East wind this evening.

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