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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-42.pdf

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{roads very (illegible) for this time of year}

8 Jan 1862

Went to school meeting in section N 4 scarboro


AM cut up beef PM Weather cloudy little snow cut sawlogs opposite CB Weather this evening snowy mild & cloudy


chored around AM cut sawlogs PM Weather rainy AM Cloudy PM windy tonight


cut sawlogs AM went to PO PM Weather cold cloudy AM commenced to snow about noon snowy {yet?} 8 oclock PM

Sunday 12

At home all day Weather mild cloudy a little disley about 5 in snow tolerable sleighing


I & Nancy went to see Mr C G Reesor who is very sick we found him in a hopeless state AM Helped B C to thresh PM Weather very cold


Helped Br C at threshing Weather very cold last night {illegible} coldest this season


{illegible} AM went to Br S for my cutter & P thrashed oats with horses PM Weather snow from the east about 6 in fell since last night quit about noon. Mild today


went to Whitby with P {uclkey?} to order a pair of Bobsleighs at Donovan Walkey & Co's Weather Clar mild pretty cold this evening


Cleaned oats AM threshed oats with horses PM Weather mild a little snow


Threshed oats with horses AM Went to cedar grove to get a {Buneen?} for John paid $6 for it PM Weather snow AM mild

Sunday 19

{Ressor sick last night}

Went to meeting at Nebron {illegible} Rev B Ressor sermon on St. John 2 C1-11 by {illegible} Wilderness Rev P Wedeman & wife called PM Weather mild {illeible} snow this morning sleighing good


threshed oats AM cleaned PM Weather snowed AM Cloudy PM Mild snow a foot deep


Went to C Reesor funeral sermon by Rev P Reesorand S Holden went to {?} after service Weather mild cloudy


Took 36 Bu fall wheat to Major Mills @ $1.00 chored around PM Went to Br S on a visit in the evening Weather mild & cloudy

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