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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-41.pdf

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26 Dec 1861

Cleaned & Drew in wheat thrasher some oats with flail. Weather soft some rain PM


Sawed old pine for kindling wood on townline AM split wood & plaided oats PM Weather north wind snowed through the middle of the day calmey this evening


Took 10 {Bus?} 7 Wheat to R Wallace at $1.00 her {Bus?} AM chored around PM John G of Bob {shaped shod?} Weather pretty cold cloudy coach any sleighing


Went to C.B.'s in a mist Weather Nite about 1 in snow last night P & Susan started to go to {Muting?} at {Midenans?} but had to turn back the road were to bare


I & P cut down three pine trees in scarboro bush Weather mild & clear


Helped B C to kill a cow AM Took crossent to Blehman to get filed PM I cut cordwood in old bust. Weather mild clear

January 1 1862

Had a quilting party this PM boys & girls some playing in the evening Weather cloudy am very light wind has evening from the north pretty cold


I & P helped B N at thrashing Weather clear pretty cold


Helped W Morrison clean peas AM P flailed some oats & I got cross cut saw piled at Blehmans PM Weather coldest this season


killed out own beef had B S & C to help AM helping B S to kill his one PM Weather cold & clear

Sunday 5

B S & N & Families were here today & helped to dispatch a roasted beef heart Weather Mildes


B C & family were here PM got dick shod all round AM Went to Port Union station PM for Benjamin {Boubeker?} & his sister Tammy & Miss Tammy C by all from Berlin C W Weather a little snow fell this morning pretty mild


weather mild & clear Went to {Brotherenlane?} P N {Reness?} on a visit John & susanne went visiting with the Waterloo people

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