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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-57.pdf

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July 1862


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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