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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Jan 1871

17 helped Br. S kill 8 hogs W. Cold, clear

18 went to JB's I & he went to George Millins stock sale awhile P.M. Saw cows sell at from $300 to $400 W pretty cold. clear. sleighing good

19 Went to Br in law MN's W. pretty Cold. Cloudy AM. Clear PM

20 Delivered 2 beef Cattle at J McCalls for the Butcher at $25.00 per head. They are rising 2 years old I bought them in the fall @ $18.00 Went to BSS PM. W. Cloudy & damp

21 Went to McCalls for the Price of my Cattle & to JD's AM. Chored PM W. soft snow nearly all day. Mild. Old Samuel Hoover died last night. he has been sick a good while

Sunday 22 Went to Flavius. W. very Cold. Clear heavy wind last night. Samuel Hoover was buried today. at Wideman's. it was to Cold for Nancy & the baby to go to the funeral

23 Chored & Cut wood. W. Intensly Cold. about the coldest of the season

24 Thawed back pump & drew some wood I & Nancy went to Cedar Grove this evening W. Clear milder

25 Went to B.S. S & to Duffin's Creek Brewery AM. Chored & went to JD's PM. W. very Cold

26 Chored. Went to JD's visiting this evening W Strong snow & wind from East nearly all day. didn't snow much

27 had JD with his oxen to load logs to draw up to saw into wood with Machine. I used his sleigh and pulled out the tongue the first load this morning then we fixed driving house doors AM I chored PM. W. a little windy & squally at times. Mild

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