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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-59.pdf

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July Aug 1862

July 31

finished cutting wheat behind cider house A M. Then cut half of field near the dam P M Weath clear pretty warm

August 1

Finished cutting wheat near dam & cut part of barlay ground Weath. Clear warm

2

Cut 4? acres of old land fall wheat for Br C. raked & cocked hay in big Meadow swale after supper Weath very warm Distant thunder at noon

Sunday 3

Went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by Rd J Reesor Sermon on St Mark 8 C 1st to 10 v by Revd J Wideman Br Cs were here for supper Weath warm clear

4

I & Nancy went to T Woods this morning W & J finished raking hay in big Meadow swale then we cut some wheat in barley ground till noon then Drew in the hay & 1 load of wheat out of field behind Cider house P M Weat Clear very warm M Neighswanders Infant son about 9 Days old Died today

5

I & Nancy went to the Funeral at Martins Sermon on {long blank space} by Red H Barkey Father J & W finished cuting wheat A M then Drew in 7 loads P M I helped to unload & hoed turnips P M

6

I raked & bound for BrC Father J & W finished Drawing in behind Cider house & commenced in field near dam. Weath warm clere

7

Moved fence corners around both wheat fields & hoed turnips Weath rained this morning until about 9 A M clear P M

8

Drew in out of field near dam. Weath very warm

9

Hoed & thined turnips on the Carrot drills & I took yarn to Mrs Wismer at W Burkholder's A M Finished Drawing in fall wheat P M Weath warm. Received a call this evening from Anthoney & Samuel Doner Miss Jane Miller & Susan Stokely from {illegible} Markham

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