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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-66.pdf

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Nov 1862

Oct 30 1862

I Went to Belford AM J D sawed wood & boile sauce I helped to finish it PM then we made turnip Knives & commenced to pull turnips this evening Weath clear. warm


I J & P D pulled turnips Went to Br S's paring bee this evening W. beautiful warm clear

Nov 1

Pulled turnips AM J & J D went to Markham & I worked on roads in Scarboro PM W. clear warm beautifull

Sunday 2

Went to Meeting at Widemans. Remarks by Revd H Barkey Sermon on {long blank space} by Revd J Burkholder Went to Fatherinlaws after service brought Miss Fanny to work W. cloudy. cool north wind


Finished Puling turnips & carrots J & J D threshed a few Oats this morning W. heavy rain last night clear nearly all day


Made Cider AM I & J D Drew in 5 load of turnips & J helped BR C pull turnips PM W clear


I & Br C helped Father to measure a job at Purdys J & J D drew turnips AM J D helped Br C to pull turnips & I & J Drew in PM finished a {bit} of sauce this evening W. cloudy some rain this PM


J & J D threshed a few peas this morning then we Drew in turnips W. clear ground frose last night


Made Cider & finished Drawing in & pitting turnips We have about 650 bushels turnips including a few Carrots & globes. W. hard frost last night. Clear


Cleaned a load of fall Wheat & I took it to Major Mills AM at 83 cts the boys threshed some Peas & I went to Cedar Grove Mills with a grist PM Weath. Cold Snowed about 2 in today {in margin} looks like winter

Sunday 9

Went to C Bs on a visit W. warmer snow melted today


Boys threshed peas & I made fence & chored AM J plowed J D Helped B C & I went to CD Cedar Grove Mills PM Weath clear warm roads as good as need be

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