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William Sunter Diary, 1893

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APRIL 1888 1893

12 13 Thursday

Weather pretty fair although not at all spring like. I helped Willie to clean up a load of chop for the mill which he took down after dinner. James McDermott and Mr Brownridge came along to day while Willie was away. Brownridge was collecting for the horse service - McLean had not taken note of the amount he agreed to take for the Pony & Willie's mare, but Mr Brownridge took my word for it and accepted the price agreed upon - $6.00 each, which I paid him. when Willie returned home he said that was the correct amount. they went over to see Johny. his book did not show that Johny had paid $5.00 at the time. he also did not dispute that.

13 14 Friday

A very dull day and a very cold east wind has prevailed all day. Johny has made a start at the plow for the first to day. others of the neighbours have been at it all week. Thomy Webb I think has plowed all week. I mended Bella's shoes this forenoon, and helped Johny to clean up a grist of 8 bags of chop. Willie & Jeenie drove to Guelph after dinner. he took a bag of apples and sold it for 50cts - Mr Brownridge was round collecting yesterday (of which I have noted) Willie brought Clover & Timothy Seed for himself & Johny. red clover $4.50 {Alsike?} $7.50. 1/2 & 1/2. Timothy $12.75. I had hard work to do up Willie's chores and after dinner I took Johny's grist to the mill & waited till it was done and brought it home.

14 15 Saturday

Quite a wintery appearance this morning - snow has fallen to the depth of fully 4 inches and it kept fairly well the most of the day in these parts. Johny (& Lizzie) went to Guelph to day with the mare and buggie. they took our case of eggs which only lacked 8 eggs of being full. they made a mistake in the selling of them stating the quantity to be 24 1/2 dozen . they sold to Martin of the "Wellington" and we hope to get it rectifield. Ewart hauled up 2 loads of stove wood from the bush while I split and prepared it for loading. Willie went to Joe Hindley's and got his seed peas - he pays 60cts per Bushel. 6 Bags. Ewart & I did up Johny's chores. I have been hustling to get quite a number of home chores in shape to day.

15 Sunday {William did not correct date. It should be 16 Sunday}

A very fine day. the snow is melting fast to day and the roads they say are very soft and heavy to travel on. John McKenzie drove down to day, and Bella and the baby went off home with him after tea. the girls went to meeting this forenoon. we will all miss the baby very much he is so good and so interesting -















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