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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Jan 1872

Sunday 7 Jan 8th Walked to Markham this morning Took the train on the Nippissing Railway to Toronto to serve on the Assize Court as Petit Juror engaged my board at the Black Horse Hotel was not Called into the Jury Box today W. Cold

9 Feel rather lonesome. not Called today

10 was Called today on the Traviss Murder Trial. was kindly Exempted by the Crown Atty Mr K McKenzie.

11 Murder Trial Concluded this PM. Traviss Found. Guilty.

12 Ordinary Business

13 Ordinary Business. Dismissed this PM. in time for the Train to Get to Markham but I took the Rouge Stage. & Hurrah for ! home sweet home ! {page torn} {Got} home about 8 PM found all in tolerable {illegible, page torn} {health?} Nancy has pretty bad Cold

{Page torn, Sunday 14} at home Cober's were here this evening {Continuation} of remarkable fine weather

15 Away to Toronto on the Nippissing again this Morning Br S's {Tilman?} took me to the station he is Choring for me a few days JB was here last week NB? I forgot to mention that M N Neighswander Sawed wood for me on the 8th Inst

16 Ordinary Business

17 ditto

18 ditto

19 do

20 Dismissed in time. & away home on the Narrow Guage. Br N met me at the station very fine weather all week except some soft snow on Friday PM

Sunday 21 went to AB's they were not at home Br S's Came here PM his son Menno came this evening to Chore for me this week

22 off on the Nippissing to Toronto again. a week of Ordinary business. rode home with Br S in his Cutter this evening.

Saturday 27. found all very well at home

Sunday 28 Went to JH Ramers on a visit they have a son all pretty well. fine weather last week. sleighing bad in Toronto

Jan 1872 & Feb 1872

Monday 29. Br S's Menno took me to Station this morning. another week of business got discharged this morning

Feb 3 were Paid off about 1100 AM rambled about town untill 3.30 PM then Hip, Hurrah, for Markham & sweet home Got home about 7 PM. February 3 found all well

Feb 4 Sunday. Went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by Br C sermon on St Luke 6 C by Rvd H Barkey. Finlaw's were here & S Lehman's PM W. fine mild

5 all went to Br S's My Mother went as far as Br N's W. fine good sleighing

6 Went to AB's. W. about six inches snow last night

7 Chored. JB's were here awhile PM. W. fine

8 Filled beds & chored. W. Clear got medicine for my mother she has bowel complaint

9 Cut some straw for bedding. & went to JD's & to Cedar Grove PM. W. fine Clear mother better

10 didnt feell well. have Influenza. took salts M Neighswanders & Rudolph Moyer's from Scott were here. W. fine Clear mild

Sunday 11 at home all day. W. fine mild

12 I Took 6 bus grist to Cedar Grove Mills W fine

13 Chored. W. rain from East nearly all day

14 Chored. W. Windy a little snow. Cold

15 Split some wood & drew a load of sawed wood into woodshed brought grist home PM W. NW wind pretty Cold

16 Chored. Took Chop to Mill. W. fine Clear

17 Chored. brought chop home PM. Colon {Colin} Reesor & wife were here this evening. W. fine Clear

Sunday 18 at home AB's were here W. fine mild Clear

19 Chored. W. beautiful. Clear. Abraham Doner & wife & CB's & JD's were here this evening

20 Chored. W. fine Clear thawing

21 Chored. {top?} threshed some Oats I & little boys finished Cleaning Timothy Seed pretty near one bushel

22 JB Came to help me Clean Wheat got only one load Cleaned. had visitor Manasse Frets's & {Marven? Martin?} Neighswander's. Joe Wideman fixed Clock. W. pretty Cold

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