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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Feb 1878

8 I & Nancy took 2 Pigs to S Ramer Cedar Grove sold them at $5.00 per cwt then went to Markham & to Joseph G{illegible} on a visit. W. east wind not very strong a little rain & sleet this evening

9 I & John drew a load 1 1/2 in lumber to Markham Station Br S's are drawing for us. W. snow last night & some Am. pretty Cold, road pretty rough

Sunday 10 at home all day. W. Cold. snow from east

11 I & John drew big load of lumber to Station AM with sleigh pretty tough sleighing. Cleaned gr. W. pretty Cold

12 I & Br S put lumber on Cars Am. I & boys Cleaned grist Pm. Br S's were here this evening W. milder

13 I & Nancy went to Finlaws I went to sale on P Milne's farm awhile Pm. we went to JB's this evening. W. fine thawing roads going fast

14 Took 10 bus grist wheat to Cedar Grove Mills this morning then drew home 2 rail cuts John & girls went to MN's Pm. we & Children went to AB's this evening. W. fine Cler nearly all day

15 drew rail Cuts & brought home grist W. Cler

16 drew rail cuts Am hung up port Pm W. freezing at night & thawing in the day sleighing bad

Sunday 17 all went to Meeting at Cedar Grove remarks by R'd S Hoover sermon on {blank space} by Br C Martin Barkey's were here Pm Br S's youngsters & Br C's were here this evening

18 Chored Am went to Funeral of W Coxworth Pm. W. sharp but Cler sleighing about gone

19 Went to S Lehman's on a visit. W. pretty sharp good wheeling

20 Chored Am went to Markham to get Frank & Nell shod Pm. Nancy went as far as Dyke's W. a few inches soft snow last night going fa?? again. I went with sleigh. but was tough going

21 Chored. W. hard blow from east rain nearly all day

22 rain nearly all day. real February storm I & Nancy went to Cedar Grove Am. very wet. high water

23 Chored Cut wood. swept Meeting house R'd Amos Crsssman & wife J Nahngang & wife from Wilmot Came to stay all night W. squall of soft snow a little rain.

{Second Page} Feb Mar 1878

Sundy 24 all went to meeting at Hebron remarks by R'd Jos Barkey sermon on St Mat 18 by R'd A Cressman. JH Ramer's S Reesor & Finlaw youngsters were here Pm. W. frose last night pretty cold

25 I & Nancy went to Meeting at Altona remarks by Br C sermon on St Mat 28 C by R'd A Cressman went to A Hoover's W. rather Colder

I & Nancy went to Meeting at Wideman's remarks by R'd Wideman sermon on Romans 12 C by R'd A Cressman went to Finlaws & Br inlaw David Hoover's he is sick. W. very Cold north wind this morning W Mild today roads very sloppy

27 Chored & went to Br S's Pm his wife is sick with fluensa W. mild. freeses at night & thaws in day time

28 I & boys & Br C killed our beef Cow Am Lehman's were here. bought a quarter W. fine

March 1st I went to Cherrywood. ordered a new buggy $96.00 went to AB's Chored Pm. W. sharp B's & SD's were here this evening

Chored AM. I went to Markham Pm Cloudy Am. rain from east Pm

Sunday 3 I & Nancy went to Br. S's Pm wife is sick yet W. Cloudy roads muddy Chored. W. Cold windy frose hard last night

Chored. M Dyke's were here this evening. W. very mild

Chored Am went to old W Morrison's sale Am W. like May, roads very soft

I & Nancy went to Br S's awhile & I went to Cedar Grove W. very warm

Chored & make plank walk from door to gate. W. like may very pleasant for the season

Sunday 10 went to Br N's W. mild Cler

Chored AM. went to Cherrywood Pm rained awhile Am Cloudy Pm

Chored. W. foggy. drissly all day worked in shop W. rainy & dull

Chored Am went to Cedar Grove Pm W soft snow & rain nearly all day

took grist Chop to Mill Am W. fine Cler, roads bad little frost last night

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