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William Thompson Diary, 1842-1847

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1843 June

{The ink on this page is much lighter than previously.}

Monday 12 Second Garden Bee - finishd digging East half.

Reynolds {illegible?} both oxen -

Barrow took {Manna?} fine 45 54
Tuesday 13 Isaac at Sweitzers - Charles at Gardening - Christ'n at Alexs - Wilf.d rep'g {repairing} Williams Barn floor - ev'g to Stratford for his Shoes &c.

sowd Annuals in West Border transplanted Balsams & Lychnis

planted 14 sets of {spring?} Potato in Garden. from Sweitzer
showers aft.n 50 54
Wednesday 14 Boys Barking - Annie bro! us Letters from P. Office from Martha to Mr. T. not pd 9d - from John to self p'd & from Eleanor Todhunter inclosing Letter of C'r on Com'n of Can'a {Canada} Comp'y {company}

no. 2900 £20 (from Aunt Jane) dated 6 May 1843 pay'le {payable} to me - pp'd & 2 Inquirers

47 48
Thursday 15 Barking ~ sent Mrs Daly to P. Office a Letter Mrs. T to Martha in which I added a Line to William & inclosed Letter of Credit rec'd yesterday, & paid him double post'ge - - - 1/6 9 } & port'ge of Mr. letter rec'd yesterday

sowd Siberia Brighton Malta & de Mean Lettuce, Parsley & Pot Herbs Tomato {written below this word, followed by a right curly bracket, is: up 20th} Capsicum & Stocks, Asters & Calcelaria

-- 2 3 frost mg

aft.n fine

frost 56
Friday 16 All assisting Ballard in building an oven ~ pd Ballard

sowd Bed Sorrel -

~ 7 6 Showers 4am


49 51
Saturday 17 Barking - fine 44 51
Sunday 18 Ch'n Chas W'd & Em'y to Stratford - Hickey - Beauty -

took letter to P. Office Mrs. T. to Mrs. Jas. p'd postage

- - 1 4 fine 53
Monday 19 Barking - Mrs. T. to P Office endeavouring to get back where letter cannot be allowd but may make alterations there

evening Is {Isaac} Chas & W'd with Mrs T & Em'y to Curtis' - bot Crocks value 8/1/1 1/2

aftern'n Emily & all the Boys for Grist left at Mill 9 ins't which Alex finishd to bring bro! to his house this ev'g

sowd Cucumbers {under this word it reads: 10 Hills} & Sweet Corn {under this word it reads: 6 Hills} ~

8/11/2 fine 60
Tuesday 20 Is & Cha.s hoeing out thistles in Sp Wheat morning - aft.n with Christ'n & W'd Barking & piling Do -- tried new oven for second time answers well. fine & warm So. wind 68
1843 June
Wednesday 21 Wilf'd at Izards - Raising a Barn

the rest fencing Round potato field morn'g - aft'n

evening to Sharmans &c. Em'y accomp'd {accompanied} them

Mrs. T. to Stratford to get back letter to Mrs. Jas. posted on Sunday on substitution another in its place. dined at Mr Dalys.

paid {P--b--?} for 6 Bake Tins. @ $1/4 -- -- --

- - 7 6 fine

Bar'm sinking a little

58 68
Thursday 22 finishd fencing round Potato field - hoeing thistles out of Sp Wheat

sowd vegetable Marrow & more Sw. {sweet} Corn round Barn in Sp Wheat

Isaac Deer stalking - did not see any thing

ev.g lightning

54 67
Friday 23 Isaac Chas & W'd at Statute Labor with oxen & Cart Christ'n at McNaughton's raising a Barn fine 60 71
Saturday 24 4 am. a fine rain. Wilf.d dragging Potatoes - the rest at Stat. Labor as yesterday

Boys all to Stratford in Waggon evening
rain night & till 9 a.m 66 60
Sunday 25 showers in the night - no service at Stratford - Chas with Alex Mr. Macculloch {McCulloch} & Dr Hamilton pd a visit to Mrs Caughton - A & A. & Johnston to Tea. 60 61
Monday 26 Chas thrice to the Village for Slabs - the rest Is. & Christ'n hunting at home & pottering

W'd transplanted 116 Drumheads into East side of Garden
fine 59 68


27 Wilf'd bro! 2 Loads of Slabs from Stratford - Christ'n at Alex's for the ev'g

Isaac & Cha.s whitewashing & pottering

pd Mr. T. for Washer 3/- Ann Stewart for Services

Isaac Deer Stalking - Luck as usual

@ 11 1/2 pm Wm & Martha arrived from Toronto & Mail -
{sund --ing?} 1/3


3 fine

thunder & light showers

63 68
Wednesday 28 Isaac to Stratford bro! from P. office a letter from W.m Ellen to Mrs. T inclosing, proceeds of Bill {below this name it reads: to bring into Currency on Canada Comp'y p£20 ({into?} 14 in!) {Below this line is a calculation. For clarity, it will be placed below as Calculation 1.}

the rest pottering about the House - planted yesterday & today {Below this line is a calculation. For clarity, it will be placed below as Calculation 2.}

88 Imp's {Imperials?} into East side {the following is written small and close together:} bro! down {lips?} to Martha to pay Exp's {expenses} & to pay postage

{Calculation 1:}




{Calculation 2:}


1.5 } 1 7 9

pd Daly {after?} postage


10 9 -
Thursday 29 Chas took Mr. T & Em'y in Waggon to Village to call on the McCulloch's bro! Glaſs & sund's {sundries} from Dalys & some Studs from Mill 63 64
Friday 30 underbrushing No. & pottering - Chas on Mares took up to Jacksons 1/2 Sheep

Wether killd this morning lbs @ {illegible}

sowd Bed Canterberry Beans East side

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