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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-60.pdf

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Aug 1862

Sunday Aug 10

Cober's A M Went to BrCs PM Weat Clar, warm

11

Drew Father's wheat from Pardys to BrN's barn A M Hoed turnips & helped BrS Draw in wheat after supper Weat warm slight rain at noon

12

I cultivated in fallow W Mowed barley J went to Dr is not right well Weat Clear

13

Finished Cultivating fallow & helped W finish plowing barley A M Drew in hay out of wheat field fence corners & hoed turnips P M Weat Clear pretty warm

14

Took grist to Cedar grove & Drew in one load of barley A M. Done nothing P M Weat clar A M rained P M

15

Went to Cedar Grove Mills for grist A M hoed turnips P M Weath Cool Clear

16

Finished hoeing turnips & raked barley A M Drew in 5 loads P M John went to Dr. is not quite well yet. Weat Clear. Comfortable

Sunday 17

At home all day. Received a visit from Abraham Grover {Ja?} & Miss Barbara & Elisabeth Grover Weat Cler. Cool.

18

Took in rack ful of barley which finishes our Drawing in then pulled peas in sod I Drew home barly rakings from Br Cs for Father after supper Weat Cler warm some thunder showers passed over

19

Helped C B at threshing untill 3 P M then Drew large stone off fallow with C B's Oxen Weath Clear warm. have blind man & little girl tonight

20

Pulled peas. J Harrowed fallow Weat. clear. warm

21

Finished pulling peas in sod & burned brush A M Drew in 4 loads of peas P M Weath warm. clear

22

Chored round A M Went to Sparta & to B Ss for strawberry plants P M Wat rained A.M Clear P.M Warm

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