Scripto | Transcribe Page

Log in to Scripto | Recent changes | View item | View file

Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-57.pdf

« previous page | next page » |

Current Page Transcription [edit] [history]

July 1862

9

Commenced to Mow opposite C Br Weath fine Showers comfortable this morning

10

I went to Cedar Grove Mills in the morning & the{n} Helped W Sapp to Blast rock, behind the barn John took my Father & Mother to Port Union this Morning then went to Toronto this evening he brought them home Weat comfortable

11

Had BrCs Oxen to roll out some stone this Morning. Then I & John Finished Mowing in Scarboro A M W Morrison came at noon then we raked & cocked some that was dry I went to Cedar Grove Mills after supper J & W Mowed in orchard Weat. Clar mild

July 12

I Helped W Sapp Blast Rocks A M J & Willy Finished Mowing Orchard Drew in the Hay Out of Scarboro P M Weath pretty warm Distant thunder this eveing looks like rain

Sunday 13

Went to Meeting at Widemans Remarks by Red J Reesor Sermon on by Red J Barkholder Went to Fatherinlaws after Service. Weat warm looks like rain

14

Mowed in Old Meadow Weath Comfortable Fine rain last night. Some thunder

15

I went to Sparta In the morning J & W finished mowing old meadow & then we fixed {b}urning pit a m. J Plowed Ws potatoes P M I went to BSS. Weath showry. Cool. comfortable

16

I & J Mowed 1 1/2 acres of grass at Purdy Weath Comfortable Clear

17

Drew in the hay out of Orchard & 1 1/2 loads out of Old Meadow Weath Clear. Comfortable

18

Drew in 2 load Out of Old Meadow & 3 loads from Purdys thined a few turnips this morning they look pretty well Weat Clear Comfortable

19

Scuffled & thined turnips Father & J brought a little hay from Purdys which finishes our haying except a little swale grass Weath comfortable commenced to rain about 4 P M looks rainy yet 9 P M

Transcription Tips

  • Follow the example of transcribing provided in the first few PDF files of this diary.
  • Click Edit when you’re ready to start transcribing.
  • Click Detach to move the transcription box to a convenient location.
  • Copy the text as it is, including misspellings and abbreviations.
  • Start each new day with a new line. Otherwise ignore spacing and alignments.
  • Use toolbar heading options for any headings in the text, i.e. diary titles.
  • Use toolbar table generator for any tables in the text, i.e. finance records.
  • Use toolbar comment option to add your own comments, i.e. illegible text or uncertain names or description of drawings.
  • Use toolbar stroke through text option to transcribe crossed-out text.
  • When done press "Save Transcription" to save your work.
  • View more transcription tips.

Current Page Discussion [edit] [history]