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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-68.pdf

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Nov 1862 Dec

24

{illegible} Helped C B move his stable to new barn Split cordwood W. pretty warm thawing

25

Br N.s man came to help to plow frose to hard this Morning then I & J fixed barn roof & underbrushing AM Drew stones PM. W. clear warm. picked some beech nuts at noon W. mild. cloudy

27

I J & Br N plowed W. mild. cloudy snowing to night

28

I brought home woodsleigh from R Milroys AM Drew elm sawlog to S M. & J plowed PM W. 3 in snow fell last night thawed some today fressing tonight Sleighing bad

29

I underbrushed AM & helped Br N put in logs at S M with C B's Oxen PM J went for Miss Fanny Hoover to work but she could not come Dr Mc was here this evening to see my Father he says he is afflicted with Inflammatory rhumatism. W warm thawing a little. soft snow

Sunday 30

I & J D went to Tunker Meeting at J Cobers Sermon In German by S. Snider on 1st Chap to Romans 14.15.16 & 17 Vers In English by P Cober on same text. W. mild snowing this evening

Dec 1

I helped Br C to kill pigs. J Drew dung on south end of turnip cellar & Drew home some wood. Weathr. mild thawing snowed a few inches last night

2

I helped Br. N. kill his pigs J went to Markham W. thawing. Mild. Clear.

3

I went to B Ss AM. Buried Cider Mill PM W. snowed about 5 in. Clear this evening Sleighing tolerable.

4

I. J & J D killed my Fathers 2 pigs. W. Mild. Cloudy AM. clear PM. My Father could not get out to the shop

5

Cleaned & Drew in wheat . W. clear mild

6

Cleaned & Drew in wheat W. cold strong N wind Some Snow this is the coldest day we have had this season

Sunday 7

At home all day W. very cold clear fressing hard

8

Helped Br. S kill pigs W. Mild Cloudy AM snowed about 6 in PM.

9

killed our pigs. W. Mild. Sleighing tolerable. This is my wife Nancy's 23rd Birthday

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