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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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July 1871 Aug

Sunday 23 all went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by Br. C Sermon on Hebrews 54 C by Rev Joseph Barkey Simon Hoover & Martin Neighswander's daughter Elisabeth were here after service I took my Mother to JD's this evening W. fine, clear

24 Finished Cutting our wheat AM JB & RW helped Cut for JD PM. W. fine clear

25 I went to Patterson for new Reel Pulley for our reaper Nancy went with me as far as JH Ramer's W. fine Clear. roads dusty

26 I & W Cut barley behind Cider house didn't get quite done W. fine Clear looks a little like rain

27 I & W helped Br. C draw in 20 loads wheat till supper time when we had a splendid heavy thunder shower

28 Drew home Chips Dave harrowed fallows I went to Cedar Grove Mills after supper W. Cloudy AM Clear PM

29 Drew in our Wheat about 26 loads till supper time Br. C's force helped. then we drew in 6 loads from Br C after supper W. Cloudy AM. fine Clear PM

Sunday 30 Went to Br Ns W. fine warm Clear

31 Turned barley AM. W helped Br C cut barley PM until sickle knife broke then he scuffled turnips Dave harrowed fallow I & Nancy went to Markham this evening W. fine clear

August 1st Drew in barly behind Cider house until supper time. then drew wheat rakngs about 2 loads Br C's & I Davis helped W. fine clear

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