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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Mar 1872 April

22 brought home buggy from Cherrywood AM JB was here awhile PM. I went to Cedar Grove PM W Clear

23 didnt do much except fix single Harness a little. have bad Headache. W. snow from East AM. Clear PM

Sunday 24 at home Jac Reesors were here PM & CBs & Br N's & Br S's awhile My Mother was taken sick yesterday & was worse today Dr was here PM is rather better this evening W. fine mild

25 Fixed & Oiled single Harness & Chored W M helped Flavius draw stones this evening. I bought 2 1/4 Acres of land off CB being the Corner of Lot No 1 5th Con Scarboro. for the Sum of $200. $50. Cash down & the balance in 3 yearly Instalments without Interest

26 I helped T Sanderson at Sawing Machine W. mild Snowed a little last night. thawed a little today

27 I & W drew 4 Cords wood for My Mother AM drew some in field PM. W & J Atkinson Chopped some for Me this spring W. Snow going very fast

28 Chored. Went to Cedar Grove PM. W soft snow all day. mild

29 Good Friday My Mother & we all went to Br C's W. new snow nearly all went today. fine warm

30 I & W drew out Cordwood W. fine Clear mild

Sunday 31 Easter. this was the day for Meeting at Hebron didn't Open. strong wind & rain from East all AM about 6 in snow last night. mild

Easter Monday April 1 at home all day W. heavy north wind. a little snow. illegible {unpleasant?}

2 All went to Markham & to J H Ramer's W. fine. Pretty good sleighing this morning. bad this evening WM. Commenced work this morning @ $125.00 for 7 Months.

3 Drew some hay from Flavius for Steele & Cleaned grist AM. W took it to Cedar Grove & then we drew some rails PM. W. fine Clear

4 Drew some rails & then drew out Cordwood W fetched home grist this evening Abraham Hoovers were here for awhile PM W. frose hard. last night. thawed today

April 1872

5 Chored AM W finished drawing Out wood l I & Nancy went to AB's & I went to Whitevale & got Jess shod PM. W. fine Clear thawing sleighing gone

6 I went to duffins Creek for a keg of beer W split sawed wood we fixed up some fences along fallow in Scarboro PM. W. fine. very warm

Sunday 7 at home all day. JD's were here W. mild some rain

8 didn't do much. my Mother was pretty bad last night W went for Dr this morning he came this evening W. foggy & Cloudy

9 I went to Markham to get some Medicine for my Mother she rested pretty well last night. W. foggy & a little rain this AM warm Clear PM distant thunder PM. John Stover's oldest daughter died today of Scarlett fever it is very prevalent this spring

10 Chored W ground axe at Br C's AM. both chopped dead dead timber in old bush PM. W. a little squally

11 both Chopped. I helped Br N Clean some Oats that he bought off me @ 40cts per bus. I cant chop very much have Rheumatiz in my shoulders W. fine Clear

12 Cleaned seed Oats & sorted some turnips W. rain nearly all day I went to Cedar Grove this evening

13 I Chored AM brought home Iron plow from Walkeys where I had it fixed W Chopped. W. very windy. Cold

14 Sunday 14 at home. Br S's & CB's were here PM. W clear

15 Sowed grass seed on fall wheat in NW field & some on Oat stubble where it caught badly AM sawed big elm into Cordwood in Markham fallow PM. I went to JB's this evening W Clear AM snow squally alwhil awhile PM

16 Went to Finlaws & to Brinlaw Saml Hoover's W. Cold N.W. wind Clear roads getting pretty good

17 I & W sawed Old logs in Markham fallow AM Had A Purdy with JD's Oxen to log PM. got finished W fine clear

18 I got Cent shod AM I & Nancy went to Markham PM. W began Plowing sod below garden W. fine Clear roads pretty good. hard frosts few nights back

19 Both plowed JB's were here. W. fine. warm. Clear. drying fast

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