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William Thompson Diary, 1842-1847

William Thompson Diary handwritten 1841-47 45.pdf

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1844 September

Wednesday 25 Isaac to Stratford - no letters or papers - gave directions to put a fence round Williams Grave - fixing Stables - &c &c Chs on sick list - Boil on Arm pd Thos Williams for digging Grave @ - 6/3 & 7 1/2 6 10 1/2 rain fm @.L.+ till 2@3 pm
Thursday 26 Christ'n ploughing - to ploughing part of day & Harvesting - Isaac at Village - took home Mr Dalys easy Chair - brot 2 Plough shares &c from Dalys

Hendes Charges for Coffin $8 - Dr Moore will not make any charge - to pay what I please

paid Washers Mr I {illegible} Mrs Roy & C Crerar - 1 day - {illegible}

2 days
7 6 fine 40
Friday 27 Christ'n & W'd ploughing - Isaac pottering - fencing in Peas &c fine & cold 28 35
Saturday 28 Do -- Do -- Do -- Do Do

Ruidien brot from P.O. an Inq'r & 4 Cultivators - 2 due to Daly

traped a second Goldfinch - young
cloudy & cold till 9 pm then rain 32 40
Sunday 29 all at home Alex took to P Office Letter Mrs T ot Mrs Barron Mr Dalys teamster brot a letter from John - Box arrived at Hamilton but he could not bring it -- 3 15 ~ fine 37
Monday 30 Christ'n & W'd ploughing - Isaac to Stratford - took a Note to Dr Moore inclosing $15 for attendance on William - some Napthi Iron Pills & paid Hende for Coffin $8 -- inter'd Bell & Bull for Show 4 in't fine 35 36
October
Tuesday 1 Christ'n & Wilf's ploughing - Isaac stringing & stowing away Onions

aft'n to Mrs Meanys & borrowd a 9 Gall Cask - filld Do

with vinegar boild up this morning adding 5 lbs Sugar -
fine 30 44
Wednesday 2 Christ'n & W'd ploughing - Isaac making Whipple trees Double Do & pottering

Mrs Sargint @ 2 pm called out at the Gate on their way home from Toronto had been upset in the dark on the Lake Bridge & came for shelter & to send helpt to Jackson other Teamster - the boys all went with lights &c &c after repair Is'c escorted Mrs S back

Mr Sargint died on Sunday the 29 & was buried on the 30 in the Cemetery Toronto

Seigmillers Cattle (21) taken home
cloudy even'g rain 42
Thursday 3 Christ'n & W'd ploughing - Isaac thrashing oats & pottering

sent to P. Office J Peddie a letter Mrs T. to John inclosing $3 to pay expences on Box from Dublin 13/5

for Soap 1.75 to be sent up--
15 tol. a bout evening 39 48
Friday 4 Show day - the Boys at Stratford - took up Bull *& Bell - rec'd ~ 15 ~ Showers 2 @ 3 pm 43 44
Bull in the background - Bell took 2nd Prize 15/. ~ 15 ~
paid for 4 Bush'ls Bran at Mr L ~ 1 3
Grog 11
1844 October
Saturday 5 Isaac & W'd to Stratford with Colts - took 10 pr 4 in. Scantling to Hindes to enclose Grave . ret'd about 5 bringing Sharman with whom we agreed to trade Jack & Prince for his brown Gelding & $10 pay'ble in January - he rode Jack home - Christ'n pottering gloomy 44
Sunday 6 Wilfred to P. Office with letters to Mrs Jos Dublin & to Henry & Ellen inclosing $ fine 36
Monday 7 Isaac to G. Seigmillers Sale & to settle our account - bot a Bristle & Martingale $1 3/4 Adam is to settle with us incl'd $2 Exps

Sharman brought our new Horse Dick - Alex gives a bad character for mischief in the Stable - plunging & striking with his forefeet biting &c &c

-- Macullock &c to Hamilton -- & Dalys Team
1 3 fine 26 33
Tuesday 8 taking up Potatoes - 1 Hill Mercer's 20 Bushels - a few Bush's towards Hill No 2 Mixd - Isaac at Orrville raising a Log House fine 27 50
Wednesday 9 taking up Potatoes - finished Hill 2 - 30 Bush'ls - abt 17 Bls 23 hill 3 {written vertically in weather column} Indian Summer

trapd a 3rd Goldfinch - pd Mrs T. on acco't of Reynolds

altering small Sow & young Pigs

Cofsey attempted to ride Dick was thrown & kickd at, but not hurt
1 10 1/2 fine 42 46
Thursday 10 Isaac twice at Stratford - took some lumber to Hinde in place of what was taken on the 5th that being unsuitable for the purpose

brot from him a Niagara Suspension Bridge Bank Dollars Note pd him 30 {illegible}

being bad -- a young Man Cox will undertake to break Dick

Christ'n & W'd pottering

Isaac took up Edm Scotts vendor Note but did not see him brot sund's for Dalys
rain thunder

& lightning morning

aft'n fine & cold
54 36
Friday 11 Wilfred at Alex's with the Mares to thrashing Mill

Is & Christ'n taking up Potatoes - W.T. our house morn'g Emily 1 hour aft'n

finished Hill 3 - 30 Bush'ls - 25 Bls towards Hill 4 - trapd 2 more G finches
fine 26 32
Saturday 12 Wilf'd rem'd at Alex's last night & workd this day thrashing Mill with Mares

Is & Christ'n with Kirk &c drawing Line between our Lot & Cresars, by which we lose a small portion of our Clearance - & after'n Cr the Line between Cresar & Donald Stewart - after'n taking up Potatoes finishd Hill 4 Bl's

W'd to Stratford after finishing at Alex's brot Letters from Mrs Jas to Mr T. & from Aunt June to me -
fine 25 35
Sunday 13 Mr John S to Orrville to tea - Alex here Do fine rain 10 pm 27 44
Monday 14 Cox the Colt breaker with us today - the Boys a fishing - Isaac to Stratford to urge Hinde to put up the fences round Williams grave &c Pitted Carrots - Aft'n East end - surry Wash - & 1 Did'n between misly rain nearly all day 45 44

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