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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-52.pdf

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May 1862

Sunday 18

At home all day. BrCs my Mother & Sister took Supper here Weath warm clear


Minist departed Today Plowed. Weath Cold. Wore vest Smock & coat & mitts


Sowed big field with Oats. W clear cool


Finished harrowing & I went to Bss am Went to Dr. M.C pm Barbara Barkey has Diptheria. Weat. heavy rain East wind. Cool


Plowed South of Church Sowed & Ran it with spring Wheat. Wet Clear cool Dr was to see Mrs Barkey She is a little better


I my Fathr P Duncan BrN & A Mcna went Down the little Rouge at 3 a m to look for Mullet got none. Came home at 7. Plowed root ground Mrs E Neighswander Came to work today Weath cold north wind clear


Queens Birthday Finished plowing root ground & I went to Cedar Grove Mills a m John harrowed root ground p m & I fixed fences & Piled brush in new meadow Weath clear cold north wind

Sunday 25

Went to Meeting at Altona Sermon by Revd H Barkey on St Mat 24 1st to 37 v Went to S G Reeson's after service Weath clear cold wind


I Planted Corn below the garden John Rolled barley spring wheat & Commenced the big Oat field Weath cool cloudy rain this evening 8 p m


I Sowed Carrots below the garden & went to BrS's for radish seed am & John finishe Rolling Commenced to plant potatoes below the garden PM Weat cloudy warm cold PM north wind


Planted potatoes got some seed at BrSs @ 60 cts per bus. John went for new clothes at {As N Strong} Weath clear cold north wind

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