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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Sept 1871

Sunday 17 I & little girls went to Meeting at Hebron suitable remarks & sermon for the Celebration of Lords Supper by Revs Jos Barkey & Br C. W. Cool Clear

18 I sowed new ground stubble for Br C AM got Flavius rack & brought in 1 load Clover seed PM. W plowed till supper John & Joseph Weaver & their wives from Waterloo Jacob Reesor's & Manasses Frets' were here at noon little boys are starting with Measles W. Clear

19 Fixed staked & Capped some fences at Creek Crossings & W Cut Corn I took some grist to Cedar Grove Mills PM. W. a little rain last night. Clear today

20 Shocked Corn & Drew in last of Clover seed about 2 loads. boys Picked apples & I brought home Grist W. cool clear

21 I went to Whitevale AM boys Drew in haystack AM Cleaned load Soules wheat & brought home load Chips PM. W hard frost last night. warm today

22 Took 40 bus 50 {lbs?} Soules wheat to Whitevale @ $1.23 AM & @ about 40 bus PM @1.22 W was at Bee fixing bridge in north lane W. fine

23 Took 22 bus 5 lbs Soules wheat to Whitevale @$1.22 AM Made 1 barrel cider at P Lapps PM. W. warm clear

Sunday 24 at home AM Went to AB's PM were not at home then went to JD's W. fine. Clear

25 W helped Sanderson thresh. I boiled sauce & brought Chop home W. fine. illegible raining a little this evening

Sept 1871 Oct

26 W helped Sanderson thresh I brought My Mother Home from JD's I chored AM Made a barrel Cider PM. W. fine rain last night. Cool today

27 I boiled sauce Took my Mother to JDs this morning & brought her home this evening boys dug potatoes W. blustery & a little rain PM. This is my 35th Birthday

28 Thanksgiving day. All went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by Br C Sermon on 5th Book of Moses by Revd H Barkey W. Cool clear

29 Finished digging Potatoes W. Cool

30 I & Dave drew home wood & Chips AM I took little girls to {Smeadons?} to get new boots Measured PM W plowed W. fine Clear

Oct 1 Went to AB's on a visit. W. fine warm Clear

2 I took 50 bus 24 lbs barley to F mans bay @57ct per bus Barley is an extra bright sample this season & an extra low price. W helped Br. N dig potatoes W. fine warm clear

3 I & W plowed in wheat stubble W. Drissly rain this morning. a little at noon

4 I took 50 bus barley to bay @55ct W fine Clear

5 I took 51 32 lbs barley to bay @55ct per bus W finished plowing wheat stubble except headlands W. fine warm clear

6 I took 51 bus barley to bay @ 56cts boys went to Markham Fair I helped CB kill 2 pigs PM W illegible fine? Cloudy AM clear PM

7 I bought 865 lbs bran at Whitevale AM @ 60cts per 100 lbs Chored & Cleaned load barley this evening boys helped Br C dig potatoes until nearly night W. pretty cold. Cler

Sunday 8 went to Meeting at Cedar Grove remarks by Rd H Barkey sermon on St John 15th C by Br C went to Br N after service W. cler

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