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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-47.pdf

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March 11, 1862

Went to sale of the property of the late CG Reesor bought wheel barrow @ $3 3 pigs $1 a piece 2 pails & tea pots 35 cts Weather Clear Mild beautiful day thawing


brought home the things that I bought at the sale sold two of the pegs to my father A.M. settled with J Walki{ineligible} p.m. Weath mild a slight {illegible}


Went to BrC {his brother Christian} bush to look for a tree to make sap trough AM cut maple sawlogs PM Weath Cold east wind


Took Nancy to Dr. Mc got two teeth extracted AM cleaned oats PM Weath Drissly rain


Oiled single & doubles Harness Weath rain from the east all day Trees loaded with ice

Sunday 16

Went to meeting at Hebron remarks by Rev J Reesor Sermon on St Luke 10 C 23 v to end of chap by Rev H Barkey Weath Snow AM I & Nancy went to B'N's a while this evening snowed about 4 in last night


Took 50 bus oats to Markham @ 34 cts Weather Clear Mild Cool wind from the north


Went to B Lehmans AM. I went to D Hoover PM to see how they were with the Measles they are all up again Peter {illegible} very {hoares?} Then we went to Doc' Reesors in the evening Weather warm & Clear


Went to Michael Frets on a visit Sleiging good rathr slushy this evening Weath warm Clear


John helped BrC draw in hay stack I chored round AM Commenced to make sap trough in BrC bush PM Weath Clear Mild Wind


Cleaned Oats AM Chored round PM Weath Mild Great Snowstorm from the East about 15 in Snow fell since last night lane blocked


Shoveled the lane open from end to end AM Drew in Oats PM BrC were here this evening Weath mild

Sunday 23

Went to BrSs {his brother Simeon} on a visit Weath Mild Snow thawing


Cut Maple logs & 2 rail cuts in Scarboro bush B'Ns were here this evening Weath Mild Clear


Went to Markham bought grass seed Timothy @ $3.00 per Bus Clover @ $4.50 per Bus J H {illegible}ers were here today Weath Cool north wind clear

first Weekly market day in Markham

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