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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-62.pdf

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Sept 5 1862

I & J shocked Oats all day Sat big field. Weat warm I went to A. McCreight's binding bee tonight


I & Nancy went to T Woods store A M J plowed north of gravyard both plowed P M cleaned grist after supper W. showry nearly all day

Sunday 7

at home all day Br S & family were here at tea Weath Cool blustery cloudy. rain last night


Got dick shod & went to Cedar Grove Mills AM turned peas & pulled a few PM Cut a little spring wheat after supper. Weath shower AM clear cold PM


Pulled peas AM Drew in PM C B finished pulling our peas PM Weath clear mild


Had Br N with team Drew in all peas all oats out of sod & 1 load out of big field. Weat clear mild


Drew in 3 loads of Oats. Weath. Clear mild


Drew in 3 loads of Oats Sowed pea ground north of graveyard Finished Cutting Oats after supper. Wath. showry, AM windy PM clear


I & J helped W Sapp thresh AM little willie bound oats W Sapp & man helped to finish binding Oats & spring wheat PM & I & J Drew in all the Oats this evening Weath. Clear. cool

Sunday 14

Went to Meeting at Altona remarks by Rev H Barkey Sermon on St Luke 10 c 23 v to end of chap Went to M. Neighswander's {J?} after service. Weath. cloudy AM. clear PM


I helped Br. C hoe weeds & spread ashes in his fallow J plowed & sowed wheat opposite Br C. house. Weat clear AM. Cloudy PM


Chopped old logs in little fallow at end of lane & Drew in spring wheat. Weath. Clear


I helped Br N Drag new land J picked & raked in fallow Weath cloudy AM clear PM. Robert Milroy Died today of consumption

thanksgiving Day {written in margin}


I Went to Meeting at Cedar Grove Chapel Red J Wagoner Preached on St John 14 c 6 v

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