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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Oct 1871

Oct 18 Chored sawed wood in woodshed & husked Corn W. pretty cold Cler

19 W began to Plow in NW Corner field where Oats & Spring Wheat was I chored AM helped John Stover kill 3 pigs that he bought from me & one for our own use PM. W fine Clear heavy wind PM. Jacob Shant's & wife from Berlin & Uncle Saml's were here PM

20 I chored & fired five stumps where W. is plowing Picked a few apples. W. pretty Cold

21 brought home Our Cider barrel from JD's AM drew a load of water from Flavius & Chored PM W. Cler Cool

Sunday 22 at home all day Took my Mother to JD's AM brought her home PM. W fine Clear day

23 I & Sanderson Put new stringer in bridge on townline AM helped Kirton take stones out of back well well PM. W warm smoky

24 Finished taking stones out of well AM he dug a little PM W. fine Cler

25 I made 83 gals Cider at Lapps AM I & Nancy went to Markham PM. boys tended Kirton W cold a few drops rain East wind tonight

26 I & Dave tended Kirton W helped Br C thresh he got Dyke to work in his place PM. I got plow fixed to plow at Beford Match tommorrow tried in our sod. found it too hard. wont go. JB Came. fix woodshed & Pantry W. some thunder fine shower this evening

27 I & Dave tended Kirton W helped Br C finish threshg W. Cler AM, fine Shower PM Kirton didn't dig much PM

28 W plowed behind Cider house. I & Dave tended Kirton no water yet. very hard digging JB left this Morning W. Cool

Sunday 29 went to Meeting at Altona remarks & Sermon on St Mat 22 C by Revd H Barkey went to Simon Hoover's W Cool

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