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William Thompson Diary, 1842-1847

William Thompson Diary handwritten 1841-47 23.pdf

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1843 Septem'r

Thursday 28 all hauling Manure from Barnyard to field opposite


Mr. Maculloch calld & purchased Martha's Hiefer for $101/2

Gatherd Apples from tall Tree East side - a good many, but small.

a Lamb killd this morning by a Wolf - found the remains edge of the Bush behind Seigmiller's field - 2 Legs & a shoulder gone

the Boys & Alex in Waggon ev'g to Singing School Stratford - ret'd @ 101/2 when Chas drove Mrs. Meany (who took tea, & afterw's {afterwards} fried Lambwith us: & Alex home -- Mrs. T & Martha to Stratford forenoon ret'd @ 4 took to P. Office letter W T to F W Barron
fine 41
Friday 29 Wilf Charles ploughing So. Peapiece - the rest hauling Manure as yesterday fine
Saturday 30 Wilfred ploughing -- -- Do ----- Do - {the rest hauling manure again}


Chas to P.O. before breakfast - bro! letters f'm William & Miss Ralph to Mrs. T. - both paid ~ Gatherd Malta & Siberia Lettuce Seed
- fine till 5 pm then rain 36 54
Sunday 1 October - Chas to Stratford (Hickey) - aft'n Mrs. T & M. {Martha} to Orrville returned by Stage - Chas took letter to P Office Martha to Aunt Jane & W. T. to Dr Wilmur p.d - Mr. T. to Ellen &c - fine till ev'g then heavy showers 54
Monday 2 Charles ploughing So - the rest hauling Manure.


McCulloch calld with Watson & pd Martha $10 1/2 for Lyra {the Heifer}, which is to remain a few days - Gatherd 21/2 doz. Apples from Tree N.E. {North East} Corner of West Side -
fine 48 46
Tuesday 3 thrashing Wheat with Mares & Colts ~ heavy Showers of rain & hail thro' {throughout} the day 42 40
Wednesday 4 Winnowing Do - & thrashing Oats - Chas to P. Off: twice 1.st for Letter &c 2.d to inquire if the letter of 24 to Wm was duly forwarded on that day - yest - if any complaints to wish to Postmaster General Quebec.. a little rain high wind - cold 39 37
Thursday 5 Wilfred to Mill with 81/2 Bush's Wheat - not ground - {Beneath this it reads: about 1/2 /-} dressing Stones


the rest hauling Manure - Gatherd Apples ex {A word has been scratched out and cannot be read} doz: from tree top SW {South West}
fine 30 48
Friday 6 Wilf'd at John Stewarts for the day making a Box to his Waggon -


Charles ploughing morning - afternoon to Mill for Grist - wont be ready before Tuesday. Is & Christ'n fixing Stable door - hauld 1 Load Manure

gatherd some Brighton Cos seed, & more Malta
fine till 5pm then light rain 41 58
Saturday 7 Cha.s to P. Office before breakfast - brot letters from Wm & from Ellen


rain from morning till night, but not heavy ~ p.d for me letter

consequently all pottering - paid for Snuff at Dalys

Isaac to Stratford - Enterd for Show day Bull Bill Boar & Sow.

rec'd from the Weaver (at Laird Stewarts) for 1/4 W Hops

rec.d from Mr Daly my note to Canada Comp'y canceld £15.19.7 & ret.d his rec! of 1.5 July for £18.1.6
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6 671/2

rain all day 58 48
1843 October
Sunday 8 all at home - no preaching at Stratford - aft'n Chas to Orrville


ret'd with Annie Bessy & Is'c to tea - sent notice of Show to Mr Buncombe, inclosed to Mr Smith P.M. Smiths Creek
a little rain 38 38
Monday 9 Wilfred ploughing morning ~ the rest pottering in Barn yard - W'd do aft'n light rain nearly all day 31 39
Tuesday 10 Making the Causeway in Barnyard - Chas @ 12 to Peter Cresar's Sale - Bot {bought} a LandShank Sow {An arrow was added pointing up to the words: with Pig} 8/C.y - 15 mos Credit


paid Martha for Tape & thread at Watsons----------
31/2 30 42
Wednesday 11 a very little at Causeway - rain nearly all day


Charles at P. Office - brot letter from Aunt Joseph {Josephine?} to Mrs. T. (pd) dated 15 Sep'r {September} London P mark 18 - 23 days
as yesterday 46 44
Thursday 12 Paid Ann Stewart for milking 5 weeks from 2 Sep to 7th ins! @ 6d -


pottering preparing for Show tomorrow - aft'n Isaac to Alex Killing and butchering a Steer - Charles to P. Office self to Wm - pd - 9 to I Kostner's for Whiskey - Peter is to bring some to Stratford tomorrow
2 6

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39 37
Friday

{In the margin, written horizontally, is: Judges H.n Puddicomb Reid of Zorra & D.d Bell}

13 Show Day. Chas started @ 9 with Bob & Big Bess - Christ'n @ 10 with Hector


Isaac W'd & J. @ 101/2 in Waggon - took up Alex & a load of Beef

Hector took 1.st prize for Bulls over 3 y.r old - 2. --

Bob - 1st ----for Boars ---- 1.051.00 -

Bess ---- 2nd -- for fat Pigs ---- 7.6

p.d for 5 dinners @ 2/6 --------------

rec'd of Wm Smith for Peas ----- ----

of Mr Allen --- Do . -----

put into P. Office a Letter to I & I Dougall Windsor - Canada west paid post'e

upwards of 30 dined at Jacksons @ 2/6 - Daly President

W'd remained all night, being in the sick list - the rest home {Above this word it reads: Christ'n} @ 21/2 aft

rec.d - 3


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Saturday 14 W'd got home ab! 10 - Mr. Puddicomb calld on his way home - John Stewart - who took charge of the Sleigh with Bob & Bess home last ev'g obligd to leave them West side of the Bridge - Sow has not got cast up (9 pm @)


all puttering to day - 7in aft.n Chas to Dalys for a Load down to Hamilton - not ready

brot a Cask Whiskey from P. Kostner which has been left at Jacksons

p.d Mrs. T. for 271/2 yds Shirting for Boys @ 7d ----
~ 16 -1/2 frost 3232
Sunday 15 all at home - had from Alex Orr 143/4th Beef @ 3c.ts = 2/21/2


Alex dined here - Ch' & Chas to Orrville ev'g
--- ---- Showery 35

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