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William Thompson Diary, 1842-1847

William Thompson Diary handwritten 1841-47 39.pdf

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1844 June

Thursday 20 All at the Bridge with oxen Waggon & Plough Dr Moore pd William a visit - dined with us fine 50 50
Friday 21 All logging S.E. Corner outside of Fence - Dr Moore calld on his way to Manleys 13 Con behind Bells but not profefsionally I presume Do 46 58
Saturday 22 Logging South - Putting up fense which was burnt on Wm's lit So Chas to P. Office before breakfast - bro't letter Ellen & H.T. to William (not pd) Do 48 52
Sunday 23 Dr Moore calld & took Tea &c with us - Watson came in on his return from Hamilton & had a Glafs - gayly how goes it - Martin brot a parcel from Hamilton - a Cage containing medicine from Toronto - Dr M took home Shamonium to mix with Hops & Lobelia for William to smoke - Annie & Befsy to Tea &c. Do 61
Monday 24 Wilf'd at John Stewarts for the day Logging - Chas morning to Riddles - bot of Mrs Fry to get 128 Drumhead Cabbage Plants @ 2/.yk pr 100 pd

Is & Ch'n fencing - Cutting Rail timber - &c - Eveing Is & Chas in Waggon ( Bell & Jack) to Stratford

planted 100 Fryfoyles Cabbage - various'
1 7 fine rain 7 @ 9 pm 60 67
Tuesday 25 Isaac & Chas ret'd from Stratford this morning having been detained by Jack turning, restive, lying down &c bot for Daly 2 Bush's Timothy Seed & from Watson 21 lbs Clover - sowd this same in 10 acres South bush now Spring Wheat - & pottering planted rem'r of Fryfoyles next Parsnip Beet Seed & as a reserve showers forenoon aft'n fine 62 67
Wednesday 26 Chas on Nance to Wilmot - bo't of Homeker 1000 feet of Studs @ 6 1/4 $ pay'ble on delivery

brot from Seigmiller 2 pr Boots for Is'c & himself the rest splitting rails - hauling Brands out of Logging So. East &c &c

put up young white Sow - Befs absent yesterday & today

afternoon Is & Ch'r to the river & bro't home a nice dish of Trout transplanted some Parsnips
showers morn'g & ev'g 60 59
Thursday 27 rain after 11 last night & continued till this evening almost without interruption

splitting rails - making Horse & riving Shingles

transplanted some Red Onions into some Beds - Befs still absent paid Em'y to purchase Chimy
1 3 rain nearly all day 57 65
1844 June
Friday 28 Is'c & Christ'n fencing - Chas dragging fallow So. - W'd hauling firewood &c

Dr Moore came today @1 - prepared medicine &c for William

dined & took tea & left @ 7 ~ . ~ Ia's McWilliams accomp'd W'd hme to Bush So E of Wms South Clearance while he had seen Befs & 7 Pigs - - brot 6 home 1 killd by her treading on it Sowd 20 Seeds M.W. -
fine 55 53
Saturday 29 Is & Ch'n fencing. Chas dragging - Wilf'd at Ia's Keppans Logging Bee

Martin brot mefsage from Mr Ewash of Dunia that not any afses for Sale Ann Stewart brot from P. Office a letter from Aunt Jane to M. Jan'n (pd .1. advising L 15 to be remitted by Mr Cookson

killd Sheep no # this morning -
fine 55 59
Sunday 30 Chas to P. Office with letters - Self to JB Ewart Esq. Dundas pd & Chas to - Begrath Esq. Goderich 4 1/2 Cloudy rain ev'g 84 noon 71
JULY
Monday 1 Wilfred with Waggon to Wilmot - brot from J Homeker 576 fett Lumber - vide 3 inst

Isaac & Christ'n splitting Rails & fencing So. Chas ploughing So.

Cripple has a litter of 5 this morning @ 5

Emily to Stratford after dinner - brot a letter (which had been sent to Goderich) from W.S.Cookson - inclosing Letter of Credit Canada Comp'y on Com'n at Toronto dated 25 May No 3231 - & pay'ble with Interest @ 3pCt P An. for L20
70 60
Tuesday 2 Dr Moore pd us a visit - dined - Wilf'd ploughing - Chas dragging morn'g aft'n joined Is'c & Christ'n fencing - evening Isaac & Charles to Stratford re House . Mr Phelan to call tomorrow morn'g fine a few drops ev'g 50 63
Wednesday 3 Charles to Wilmot brot 300 bd feet Lumber making with Wilf'd 900 feet from Homeker @ 5/yk Cash

the rest grinding Axes - looking for Lumber Wood & Pottering

Nick Phelan calld even'g - is to commence tomorrow $1 pr day {illegible}
fine - 50
Thursday 4 Emily to P. Office after dinner - took letters Mrs T. to Ellen & Self to Henry inclosing Can'a Comp'ys letter aft'n L20 - us above 1 inst & .+. Plough hoeing Potatoes morn'g @ 11 1/2 Mick Phelan came after dinner all into Bush opposite Wms Barn for Timber - cont'd at work till 7 1/2 Do 38
Friday 5 Wilfred to Homekers for Lumber ret'd @ 8 from bringing 530 fett from G Seigmiller 2 pr Shoes - Martha & Emily & a Pair for himself & also a Bundle of leather which Chas del'd to Wm Smith for the Sadles 47

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