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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Jan 1871 Feb

28 I & Nancy went to Markham W. Cold

Sunday 29 I west with Br C to the Funeral of the widow of the late Rev Adam Wideman of Almira. W. Milder cloudy . a little snow AM Finlaw's youngsters were here tonight.

30 Drew home logs for Machine AM JD helped with Oxen & RW with Br Cs team I drew some wood & chored Pm W. fine AM. snow from East PM

31 Went to Cedar Grove & got barn ready for Clover Machine They Came here tonight W. rain nearly all day

Feb 1 had Jonas Miller Threshing Clover Seed Threshed 1 bus for flouring 2 1/2 bus for Br N & 14 bus for myself W. Mild

Feb 2 threshed 4 bus seed this morning Then I took my Mother to JD & helped JB {chop? or chore?} until noon he is working for me by the day didn't do much PM dont feel well. W. Cloudy & sqully with snow a little sunshine PM

3 Went to Manase Fret's on a visit then all went to Br N's this eveening W. west wind very heavy this evening

4 Brought home new sleigh from Walkeys made by Michael Burkholder & Walkey. Then went to Special School Meeting in our Markham section the annual meeting was Protested on account of an illegal vote on the appointment of Sammuel Shank as trustee he was reappointed today. Chored PM W. very cold Preacher Michael Shank from Indianna was here {tonight? page is damaged}

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