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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-50.pdf

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April 1862

Easter Sunday 20

We all went to BrNs on a visit. Sinom Samuel Elisabeth & Fanny Hoover came to stay all night with us. Weathr Beautiful clear & warm

Easter Monday 21

About home all day.Weath commence to storm wind & rain from the east about 9 oc a m raining yet 8 p m


Cleaned seed Peas a m piled lumber P M. Weathe Cloudy, drissly rain. Cool windy 9 oc p m


Chored round A M Piled lumber P M Weath Cold north wind Snow Squalls A M


Split Cordwood in Scarboro bush A M Piled lumber P M Weath Cold north wind clear


Boiled Sugar A M went to T McMackon's sale P M bought 2 collars. breast chains & 2 bridles @ 70 cts Weath clear mild sap run well yesterday & today


Boiled sugar & went to Cedar Grove Mills Weathr Clear. Sowed field behind Cider house with grass seed this morning My father caught 5 suckers at BrSs Mill today

Sunday 27

At home all day. I was at BrCs awhile P M Weather Mild, Clear, a sharp east wind


I, my Father & John got up at three o clock this morning & went to Br Ss Mill to fish Caught one sucker Came home. Started at 8 o clock for Pierces with John Br N & his Man A McNear & caught 180 suckers Weath rainy A M Clear P M Suckers caught in Peticoat Creek above the Kingston road


Boiled sugar A M Took 19.10 lbs Wheat to Major Mills @ 95 cts Weathr Clear, Cool


Took ploughs to BSs & brought home kettle & buckets from sugar bush A M Commenced to plow in meadow P M. Weath Clear

May 1

Plowed till 10 A M when it began to rain Hitched up at noon when it commenced again at 3 P M Strong wind from the eas


Went to the Funeral of B Lehmans Child A M Remarks by Red J Reesor Sermon on {long space} by Revd H Barkey Went to Markham to get clothes for John P M Weath Cloudy foggy A M Warm thuder clouds in the west P M

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