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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Sept 1875

to Br S's for Chop drew home few shingle bolts this morning W. Cool

18 Joe helped Coben's thresh I Plowed. W. fine Cool Cler

Sunday 19 I & Nancy & John & Flavius went to Meeting at Wideman's Remarks by Br C sermon on St John 10 C 1st to 13 V by R'd Jos Barkey went to C L Hoover's after service Friends from the States were there too they are leaving tomorrow for Waterloo W. Cool rain this evening

20 I & Joe finished Plowing wheat stubble & cut some feed corn. W. Cool showry Pm

21 I & Nancy went to Altona for yarn Am. I makde 53 gals Cider Pm Old C Wideman began Making shingles today W. fine Cool. Joe Plowed behind barn

22 I boiled sauce. Joe Plowed. Wideman quit the shingles his left hand is powerless. W. fine. white frost last night

23 I & Nancy went to Markham & to J H Hamer's Am they have been very sick but are getting better again Plowed Pm W. fine Cool

24 I & J B laid new floors in hog Pen Joe finished plowing behind barn & began below garden. W. fine warm Cler

25 I & JB Finished fixing hog Pen Am we began Cutting feed Corn Pm a shower stopped us JB went home Joe Plowed I & Nancy went to Whitevale W. cool

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Sept 1875  Oct

Sunday 26 at home all day. W. fine Cler Br N's Br S's & CB were here awhile Pm

27 Sowed grass seed on wheat awhile this morning then Joe cut feed corn I bound awhile then I went to Markham Station to bring home some visitors from Pennsylvania & Waterloo W. Cool

28 I & Nancy & some of Children went to Meeting at Hebron sermon on {blank space} by R'd Menach & Mack from Penn U S. there were about 20 visiting Brothers & sisters in meeting today some Called this Morning & CB;s brought 4 Pm. W. fine not very Cold

29 I Chored shot 4 Pidgeons yesterday Pm & 3 this Am. W. cool Joe went to Brougham fair. heavy thunder Shower tonight

30 Joe Plowed Am I chored. Picked winter apples Pm the Russian that lives at JD's sawed wood for my mother Am & helped Pick apples Pm. W windy. Cler Pm

Oct 1 I & Joe finished sowing grassseed on wheat Am & Picked apples he Plowed Pm. I & boys finished winter apples W. cool

2 I & boys went to Markham to get boots Am. picked fall apples Pm. Joe finished Plowing below garden I went to Hebron Pm awhile there was to be a meeting to see about building sheds very few there. nothing done. W. fine

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