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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-69.pdf

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Dec 1862


Chored round Salted Pork & C. Went shooting white PM. W. clear mild thawing PM 1862


I. J. & J D went down to Purdy's to show J D where to cut some wood for my father. W. clear thawing fast PM. warm threshed oats with horses PM


J went to Markham & I chored round AM threshed Oats with horses PM. W. warm thawing


I shot a beef for Br C & then we cleaned oats AM I went to Cedar Grove Mills with chop PM. W. Cloudy warm. rainy PM roads muddy

Sunday 14

Went to Br. Ns on a visit. W. Foggy Cloudy drissly warm muddy. Snow all gone exept fence corners


Had Br. S to help to convert our cook house into a kitchen W. warm. rainy. cloudy.


I & J D worked at kitchen J went to T Woods AM & to Cedar Grove Mills PM. W. Mild. Clear Windy tonight


Went to J Duncan's Chopping bee at Br. Cs W. Cold. Clear. Wind from the north


I helped Br. N make road to sawlogs AM Went to Cedar Grove PM J started going to Scarboro School today. W. windy clear cold


Worked at kitchn Br. N helped AM W. cold windy


Helped Br. S to saw fire wood with machine W. cold. cold breese from the north

Sunday 21

Went to Meeting at Hebron. Remarks by Revd H Barkey Sermon on St John 1st Chap 18 to 28 vers My Father was not able to attend. he is not very well yet. Weath milder. snowing this evening


Helped C. B. to kill 6 pigs & a beef. W. mild. Clear


Helped Br S to kill a beef AM Chored round PM W. mild


killed our beef & 1 hog W. cloudy. mild. trees covered with white frost

Christmas day 25

Went to Meeting at Hebron remarks & sermon on St. luke by Revd H Barkey My Father not able to attend W. mild clear beautiful Visitors today B Schman & family Manase Frets & family John took Miss Fanny home this PM


I went to T Woods AM Worked at kitchen PM J & J D worked at it all day Weath rainy all day

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