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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Sept 1873

to Br S's to get chopped after dinner then Plowed W. fine rain last night & this morning cler today Br. S & C came home from Hay last night then B.C started this PM to go to Clinton to Conference

26 I & C finished plowing Pea stubble W. Warm, fine

27 I. C & Br N Plowed in fall wheat stubble near Hoover's W. very warm. I went to Markham station to meet Br. C this evning this is my 37th Birthday

Sunday 28 All wen to Br S's very warm, sultry

29 C topthreshed Oats I & Nancy went to Cherrywood & to AB's for dinner. both Plowed Pm. W fine rain am

30 Both plowed. W Cool. Clerr

Oct 1 I & C helped Br. C thresh. W. Cool, west wind Clr there was meeting at Hebron today. Rev D Shirk from Waterloo is visiting this vicinity

2 Piled some wood & drew 1 load Clover seed AM drew 5 more Pm. fixed boards on waggon base, it is very short this year. W. fine Cler. rather warmer had a short visit from R Joseph Hag{illegible} daughter and Miss Shants from Waterloo J{illegible} Dan Hoover's brought them

3 drew small Jag Clover seed. Then I & Nancy & all the Children went to M N's my Mother went Br C's C went to Markham Fair. W. Cler. Sharp Cold wind a little Cloudy like rain

4 C topthreshed Oats I chores AM. Took 2 bags peas to Br S's to get Chopped & went to J Stover's. PM. W. rain all AM. & a good while Pm.

Sunday 5 I & little girls started to go to Meeting at Cedar Grove. Jess the mare got Sick, I turned back girls went on forth. Mare better again. Br. N. brought a second Cousin of mine this evening his name is William Burkholder he comes from Ohio. W. fine mild Cloudy

6 I & C dug Potatoes on sod north of graveyard with forks. W. Very Cold. bitter north wind

7 I & little John brought a 2 yr old Cow and 2 yearling heifers from J Stovers. I bought them for $30.00. AM Took 10 bus Oats to Chop at Br S's Pm. W. fine Cler

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