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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-58.pdf

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July 1862

Sunday 20

Went to BrNs for dinner & to BrSs for tea had a fine feast of white raspberries & strawberries at B S' Weath heavy rain & thunder last night. bountiful showers today these rains are worth thousands to the Country We have had a remarkable dry spring the Crops are rather short but these rains will help them


I & J Drew dung out of sheds onto townline Weath cloudy not vry warm a little drissly Br N's & S's Picked Cherries. this is my son Levi's second Birthday


I & J thined turnips. Weath. Cloudy. ground wet. Our turnips look very well in general


Made ladder for Picking Cherries A M thinned turnips P M Weath. rained some A M clear P M. I went to R Money store this evening


Thined turnips. I bought a new Washing Machine of Mr. Hilts of dunbarton for $11. Weath clear fine shower at noon


Finished thinning turnips A M. Drew out cordwood P M Weath clar. Comfortable


Drew out Cordwood. W M Mowed part of swale in big Meadow Weat Clear pritty warm

Sunday 27

Went to B Lehman's. Weath Cler Comfortable cloudy this evening


Finished Mowing swale shelled some corn I cut road round wheat field behind Cider house Weat rainy A M clear P M heavy thunder storm & rain this evenig


J & W Drew dung I & Father got reaper ready & took ut to C B's to cut his old land wheat. A M Done nothing P M Weath. rain. rain. rain ground full of water roads muddy


Cut 6 1/4 acres of wheat for C B till about 3 P M. Then cut about 5 acres behind cider house in our own field. Weath beautiful clear not very warm

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