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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-64.pdf

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Sept Oct 1862

Sept 30

Boiled apple sauce & cleaned a load of Barley Weath Cloudy. Col Slight drissel

October 1

{Fixed} Drying House & chored round Weath cloudy

2

Cleared Barley for seed & Carried it intoo Granery AM I Went to Mill & to Sparta & J went to B S. PM Wea Cloudy rainy

3

Dug Potatoes AM Had J Duncan & little Willy to help threshed some Oats PM Weath Cloudy AM rained a while PM

4

Started for Dunbarton with a load of barley & then heard that they had quit buying Then left it at T Woods & came home AM Took Barbara Barkey home PM John J Duncan & little Willy Dug Potatoes Weath rained this Morning Cleared up at noon. Strong west wind PM & tonight

Sunday 5

Received a visit from Old D Hoover & wife then went to Br Cs for supper. Weath Clear

6

I went to Whitby with load of Barley Sold @ 70 cts J finished Digging Potatoes Weath Clear AM rained PM

7

John Commenced plowing in sod stubble I drew rails AM Went to A McCreights raising PM Weath Clear, a little drissly AM

8

I & J Duncan split rails J Plowed W. warm clear

9

J Plowed I Chored AM I & J Duncan split rails PM Weath Cloudy

10

D I killed a pig & chored AM Went to W Morrisons & Drew a load of rails to little fallow PM J plowed Weath Cloudy rained this evening.

11

I & J Duncan split rails AM I Drew ome load PM J Plowed Weath clear

Sunday 12

Went to Br Cs Weath. clear white frost last night

13

Drew rails & went to pay Mrs Wismer for weaving AM Went to R Milroys sale PM bought Wood sleigh at $5.00 Weath clear AM cloudy PM

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