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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-61.pdf

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Aug Sept 1862


I & Father Helped BrN at threshing A M J & W Drew Dung on of road barley stuble & I helped P M Weat. pretty warm cool north wind

Sunday 24

Went to Meeting at Widemans Remarks by Rev J Burkholder Sermon on St Mat 18 chap by Rev H Barkey Went to Jesse Reesors after service Wet Clear. Cool. Comfortable


I & W helped D Hoover to bind spring wheat J ridged barley stubble H Wisner pulled peas in field near Hoovers Weat Clear warm


Cradled Oats in sod J Duncan helped. W. warm


Done nothing A M I & W Cradled Oats in Sod P M Weat rain A M Clear P M


Sowed wheat on barley Stubble this morning J harrowed I & W pulled peas A M bound up all oats on sod P M Weat Clear warm


I & W pulled peas J Ridged in fallow Went to Br Ns binding bee this evening Weat Clear mild


hard frost I & W pulled peas J ridged fallow I went to R Milroys binding bee tonight Weat Clear Mild

Sunday 31

Went to Meeting at Hebron. Remarks by Red J Reesor Sermon on {long blank area} by Rd H Barkey Visitors after service J Hoover Sen & family M.N. Jr & family J H Ramer & family at supper Weat Clear Mild a little rain this evening Uncle Saml Reesor's horses ran away this morning they turned up our lane & upset the Carriage Some of the family were badly but not seriously bruised.

Sept 1

I & J ridged up Weat cool windy this evening


Had Machine A M threshed 69 bus barley & 75 bus fall Wheat Finished ridging P M Weath pretty cold. strong cold North wind


Hard frost Melons {frose} Sowed fallow. Weath Cool clear


Cut oats with reaper in big field had 20 hands binding tonight. J finished harrowing fallow Weather. fine. warm.

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