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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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May 1877

drew in 54 of our logs G finished Picking stones. W. Cler Pretty Cool

2 G took load of our lumber to Markham Am I Piled both Piled Pm. W. Cool frost last night

3 drew in logs AM both Pile Pm. W. Cool frost

4 drew in a few logs & Piled Pm. W. Cler frost last night

5 drew in logs AM Piled Pm. W fine Cler White frost last night

Sunday 6 I Nancy & little boys went to JD W. fine Cler

7 I drew edgings AM G harrowed root ground both Piled lumber Pm W. fine Cler. Cool

8 Finished Putting in logs Am. Piled Pm W. Cler

9 Piled Am . I went to Br S & G finished harrowing & began to Plow root ground Pm. W. fine showry this evening. I & John went to Whitevale tonight

Ascension day 10 I & Nancy went to Meeting at Wideman's remarks by R'd Joe Wideman's sermon on Acts part 1st C by R'd S Hoover went to Finlaws Pm & to JB's at supper JB's mare ran away on Saturday his wife got hurt but is getting better. W. Cool

11 Piled lumber S Lehman's were here when we came home at noon I got lame back W. fine Cler

12 Planted a barrel of early rose Potatoes in flats behind Orchard I done nothing back very lame W. warm

Sundy 13 all went to Meeting at Wideman's Sermon on by Br C AB Ramer was baptised today we went to Chris Burkholder Children went to S Lehman's W. fine Cler

14 G Plowed turnip land below Orchard I got Jess & Cent shod Am drew 2 loads lumber home Pm. got some tiles at Br S's W. warm

15 G drew dung & Plowed it down for Corn I rolled Oats & began spring wheat W raining Pm. pretty heavy after supper Bush nice greeen

16 G Plowed turnip land I put in a few tiles Am went to Cherrywood Pm rolled spring wheat after supper W. warm

17 I rolled & G Plowed Am Chored Pm carried Potatoes out of celler. W. warm Am fine rain Pm very warm

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18 G Piled Sheep dung I Chored. G & Br C hitched up my 3 year old Colt. Farmer into spring waggon drove to AB's & to Cedar Grove. went well W. warm

19 washed Sheep & Planted Corn G got Nell & Frank shod & brought home Chop Pm. W very warm I & boys fished awhile this evening

Whit Sunday 20 all went to Meeting appropriate sermon for Celebration of Lords supper by Br C Finlaws were here Pm we went to Br C's Pm W. very warm

Whit Monday 21 went to Simon Hoover's & to Nancy's Br John's Pm. they live east of Simons. W. shower this morning

22 I & G Piled Cut seed Potatoes W showry

23 I & G Piled some lumber & Covered Piles Am G finished Plowing root ground & harrowed some W. very Cold for the season

24 G brought home grist then we Pulled weeds in wheat till noon. went to Meeting at Hebron Pm. sermons by Re'd Gayman Hach Isaac & Elias Weaver W. Cool

25 I went to Conference at Wideman's there were about 18 visiting Bishops Ministers & Deacons & a good many lay Members there was service Pm. W. fine Showry Pm

26 All went to Meeting at Hebron sermons by Re'd Gingerich & A Martin Pulled weeds Pm W. fine

Sunday 27 All went to Meeting at Wideman's Suitable Sermons for Celebrating of Lords Supper by Re'd Gayman Martin & Gingerich weint to Finlaws Pm - W. fine Cler

28 Planted Potatoes east of Orchard G boys finished Pm I & Nancy went visiting with R'd Abraham Hoch & wife to CB's D Hoover's AB's & to I Moyers for supper to JA Reesor's & then left there at Mannesse Frets to stay all night W. fine Cler

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