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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Mar 1871 March 23. 1871 Chored. didnt feel well W. Cold a few inches snow last. night a little PM

24 Chored AM helped M Dyke Clean Peas that he threshed for me PM W. Clear. thawing

25 I & Nancy went to Markham & to JH Ramer's W. Cool air, Clear. frose hard last night thawing in sun today. roads very bad

Sunday 26 at home all day J McGaw was here Br N's, CB's girls & Br C's girls were here PM W. mild thawing. Commenced to snow from east tonight

27 Helped RW Clean Peas & wheat for Br C AM Chored & gathered sap PM. W. about 8 in snow last night & some AM. a little flurry PM. soft. beginning to thaw

28 Boiled Sap. W. fine Clear thawing PM.

29 I & Nancy went to Toronto W. fine Clear roads bad

30 I boiled sap. AM. Chored PM W. cloudy

31 I & W. Cleaned Clover seed & I went to Barrow's to get him to see Franks foot he is lame. having Caulked himself a while ago W Morrison Commenced work on Wednesday morning 29 @ $120.00 for 7 months

April 1 Cleaned some seed Peas & helped M Dyke clean 55 bus Oats that he threshed. W. some snow from east. wet

Sunday 2 went to Meeting at Hebron remarks & sermon on St Mat 22nd C by Revd H Barkey. Abraham Doner was here after service W. Clear. rain from East tonight

3 I boiled sugar W Picked in fallow W. rain last night awhile PM today

April 1871

4 I went to JD's AM & to Old John Stover's for Jane to work at Br Cs she is not well didnt come W. Clear. very windy PM

5 I & JD went to Toronto. took nearly 13 bus Clover seed for Myself & a few bus for him sold @ $4.25 per bus. W. hard frost last night fine today

6 Chored W Cut some maple tops W. clear

Good Friday 7 Went to JDs on a visit W warm clear. Thunder shower last night warm this evening. were at Br Cs for supper

8 I boiled some sap & W took Plow to shop AM Drew a heap of edgings away from Mill & brought one load home PM. W very warm clear

9 Sunday At home JD's were at my Mothers W. warm clear

Easter Monday 10 Went to Markham & to Finlaws Hired a boy David Stevenson for the summer @ $5.00 per month. W. Clear rainy PM raining heavy this evening

11 I went to Cedar Grove AM Brought girl Jane Stover to work for Br C PM W. Cold west wind Started to fish with Simon Hoover & Martin Neighswander {illegible} & two Yake's Camped on the Banks of the Big rouge about 10 PM this evening

12 Caught 88 sucker & got home at noon W Commenced to Plow sod south of lane old Part & we intend to break the rough too W. pretty cold clear

13 Chored Drew old stump off new rough sode & brought sugar utensils W. fine clear. shower AM

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