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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-69.pdf

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Dec 1862

10

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

11

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

12

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

13

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

15

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

16

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

17

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

18

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

19

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

20

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

22

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

23

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

24

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

26

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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