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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Jan 1875

Jan 5 I went to J D's to see the Lawton boys to engage them to cut some soft wood for me in the bush at Dyke's Am Chored Pm Joe drew 4 loads Pine limb wood from Dyke bush

6 I & my girls & John & Flavius wen to MN. & I went to Clarmont to get some Oat meal & Buckwheat flour W. pretty sharp Am Milder Pm

7 Cleaned some Peas & grist wheat Am I took grist to Cedar Grove Mills Pm Joe drew 3 firewood logs from Dykes Pm W. milder, snow Pm

8 I & Joe sawed logs Am I brought home grist & Joe drew 4 firewood logs Pm. W. W. pretty cold

9 Joe threshed Peas. I Chored JB & his sister Mary were here awhile Pm . W very strong west wind cold

Sunday 10 at home. Nancy's Brothers John & Peter Brs J's boys & Lydia & all Br N's & Cobr's youngster were here this evening & Br C & his family too W. very very cold

11 I went to Whitevale & Joe drew firewood logs AM. sawed Pm W. some good sleighing milder

12 Sawed AM. I didnt feel well Pm Joe drew 2 loads Cedar home from Flavius. W. sharp

13 Joe split wood in shed & ground axe Am he went to Spence's bee Pm. I didnt do much W. soft snow Am. Cloudy Pm

14 I & Nancy went to Markham to Dr Black Am. got some Medicine for Nancy she is not very well Joe drew 2 last 2 loads Cedar Am. he skided some sawlogs Pm I filled some beds. W pretty sharp west wind

15 I & Joe helped CB thresh W prety cold

16 Joe threshed Peas I chored Am went to Markham Pm. W snow last night & Am about 6 in fell. first Class sleighing

Sunday 17 at home all day. AB's Br S's & Br N's Pm W. fine Cler

18 I went to Election at Belford Am voted by Ballot for Mr John Lane in Opposition to Wm McDowall for the Legislature of Ontario, Chored Pm W stormy am Cler Pm

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Jan 19 Sawed AM Joe began drawing sawlogs Pm. I opened fences through Dykes place Pm M Neighswardens were here when I came home W. Cold

20 I took Nancy & little boys to Br S's then went to Markham Staid at Br S's at noon

21 Joe threshed Peas I & Nancy went to Br N's a few minutes AM then I & little boys began to Clean Double Harness Pm then Jacob & John G Reesor's Came with Mr Moyer & wife from Clinton W. heavy snow from east Am & light Drissle Pm. Sleighing good when it is packed

22 I & T H Hall Cleaned 100 bus Oast today he took them away Pm @ 40 cts per bus Finlaw & Peter were here today at noon. W. fine mild

23 I & John Cut a basswood tree into sawlogs in old bush near Br C's AM. went to Dyke's bush with Joe Pm. W pretty Cold good sleighing

Sunday 24 I & Nancy went to Meeting at Cedar Grove remarks by Br C sermon on St Mat part of 8 C by Rev H Barkey. W. soft snow Uncle Saml Reesor's & an Old Russian Menonite woman were here yesterday evening

25 Joe drew 5 sawlogs & 1 wood log I helped him some W. strong cold west wind

26 Joe drew 2 wood & 1 sawlog I oiled part of good harness & washed the rest. W. milder

27 I & Nancy went to Finlaws W. pretty Cold Joe drew dung opposite Br C's

28 I & Joe helped Br S's thresh Am I oiled some harness Pm. Children finished oiling it & I & Nancy went to Whitevale. W. soft cloudy AM. Colder Pm

29 Cleaned Peas AM. Joe went to Markham & I went to Dykes bush Pm to let Job to Lawtons to Cut pine & Hemlock wood @ 65 cts & 70 cts per Cord W. Cold

30 I @ Joe Cut big stub & cut 3 logs out of it AM Joe drew them to Mill Pm. I Chored & went to Flavius. W. Cold

31 I & Children went to Meeting at Hebron remrarks & sermon on St Luke 4 C by Br C. W. soft snow AM Cler Pm more snow this evening

Feb 1 I & Joe Cut a stub & sawed it this morning then I went to a meeting at Hebron to elect Church Trustees

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John Lane Dates of service January 18, 1875 (general election) – April 25, 1879

Further details of election: