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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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July 1874

30 Had M Neighsavander to Saw wood with his Machine & Our horse Power. got done at supper time. W. fine Cler

July 1 I & Joe Helped Br C saw wood. W. warm Cler

2 I & Joe worked on road with team I was at home from 10 am till about 3 Pm Saml Brownperger's were here, we are turnpiking Pickering townline. W. Cler

3 Both worked on road with team. finished roadwork W. fine cler

4 Chores & Cleaned grist wheat am Joe hoed feed Corn & I & Nancy went to Belford Pm. I took grist to Cedar Grove Mills after supper W. fine rain last night, heavy thunder. Cloudy all day

Sunday 5 We & my Mother went to Br S's. Br inlaw David Hoover's were here at supper. W. pretty warm. Cler

6 I brought home shovel plow. & plowed Corn & Early potatoes helped Br C rig Mower & went to Cherrywood after supper. Joe began harrowing fallow W. warm cler

7 waited on my Mother all day she is poorly W. sultry. fine heavy thunder storm Pm

8 brought home grist & I & Nancy went to Belford Am I began to Mow in Meadow Pm Joe finished harrowing fallow Am W. very warm

9 I mowed untill about 4 Pm then raked after supper. Flavius helped me to Cock Joe went to Colon Reesor's raising. W. warm, Cler

10 Joe went to help finish Colon Reesor's raising am I, Nancy & little boys went to Cherrywood & to AB's at noon Joe Mowed Pm till supper when it rained, rained some this morning

11 I Joe & Flavius Mowed swale in Meadow south of swamp am, raked & Cocked south half west of Creek & some swale that Joe had Mowed before. W. Cloudy am Cler pm

Sunday 12 I & Nancy went to Meeting at Cedar Grove remarks by Br C sermon on St John Part of 15 C y Rev Jac Wideman. W. Cler am, gentle rain this evening

13 Killed a calf AM took skin to Markham Pm W rainy am. Cleared up Pm Joe mowed Pm

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July 1874

14 I & Nancy took wool to Cliffs went to MN's at noon & the Simon Hoover's at supper W. very warm

15 Drew in 9 loads hay. W. very very warm thunder shower tonight went round west rained a little

16 I finished Mowing big Meadow till Pm Joe Mowed in swale below Orchard then we drew in 2 loads out of swale in Meadow W fine Cool Cler

17 Joe scuffled some turnips & I brought home pea chop from Br S's this morning I waited on my Mother awhile AM she is poorly. Drew in 5 loads hay pm. W. fine Cler

18 I raked last of meadow second time Joe & Flavius drew Flavius swale: that he bought off me in Pea field: In ^last 2 load lout of Meadow then we raked & Cocked below Orchard what Joe mowed. W. pretty warm, My Mother better

Sunday 19 I & Nancy & some of Children went to Meeting at Hebron. Adeline & John staid with my Mother John is not well. remarks by Rev S Hoover sermon on St Luke Part of 10 C by Rev H Barkey JB's & J Cobers were here Pm. I & Nancy went to CB's after supper. W. very warm

20 Finished Mowing swale below Orchard got done before supper then I & Flavius left at supper W. fine

21 Joe finished scuffling turnips I & Flavius thinned am Drew in swale Pm. 3 loads. W. fine Cler

22 I & Br C Put reaper together am thinned turnip Pm W. fine warm, Cler

23 I didn't do anything eruption all over me like hives, eyes swelled Joe thinned turnip am he Cut roads around Wheat Pm W Cler

24 Cut our fall wheat. I didn't help not well got Br C done Joe raked off Flavius Br C & two men & spence bound, got all cut & bound at 1/2 past 3 Pm. W. fine Cler

25 Finished thinning turnips Joe shovel plowed late Potatoes W. warmer cler

Sunday 26 I Nancy & some of Children went to meeting at Wideman's with Br C. Benjamin got sick on the way with vomiting I didn't got to Meeting took him to Finlaws he got better at noon went to S{illegible} Pm. W. very warm a little rain Pm

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