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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-67.pdf

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Nov 1862

11

I & J D drew in potatoes AM they are rotted badly then we all went to N Burkholders sale PM Weath. Warm, strong wind, east tonight

12 12

Drew stone for wall under new barn that I Intend to build next summer if all is well A M Drew limestone out of creek bed in Scarboro bush PM W. cloudy warm

13

I helped Br N to plow I & J D made stock fence & drew stone W. cloudy

14

Had threshing machine threshed 9 bus spring wheat & 191 bus fall wheat W. cloudy windy tonight

15

Drew stone AM I & J D went to T Woods & to C Pettys & got a load of 2. in tiles. PM I Drew dung on pits & turnip cellar W. clear cold frose hard last night

Sunday 16

I took Miss Fanny home W. wind from east. cold. roads good as in July

17

Chored round AM J D made crutches for my Father his foot is bad yet with rhumatis J D threshed peas. J plowed & I took grist to Cedar Grove for Father PM W. rainy AM cloudy. mild. PM

18

J Commenced to plow in wheat stubble near barn I & J D drew stones & killed pig at noon. W. mild April weather

19

I went to {Br} S's & boys cleaned peas & split & sawed wood Chored round PM. W. rainy all day

20

Chored round AM I & J D went to R Rodgerson's sale PM & I went to T Woods W. rain & soft snow nearly all day. roads muddy. mild

21

I helped Br N's man Draw in logs at S M & J helped C B kill a pig. AM. J plowed & I drew saptroughs into bush out of place where we boiled sugar W. clear mild frost last night J D commenced to chop opposite the lane today I sold a {piec} of bush to W Morrison at $15 per acre

22

J Plowed I went to Cedar Grove Mills AM. Opened mouth of tile drains & chored round PM W. pretty cold

Sunday 23

Went to Meeting at Hebron remarks & sermon by Rd J Reesor on St Mat 18 c Visitors. Colon & Elizabeth Reesor Anne Woodson & Mrs Neighswander & Anne Reesor. W. cold windy ground frose

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