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William Thompson Diary, 1842-1847

William Thompson Diary handwritten 1841-47 66.pdf

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1845 December

Sunday 23 2 in of Snow in the n't - All at home - Dalys Teamster calld on his way fm Hamilton - let a part of his Load, having previously left a part at Robinsons & at Fryfogels - brot a Parcel (Trufs) from Henry for Mrs T & self heavy snow snowed last n't sup. now 6 in</td> 29 33
Monday 24 A Gent X{with a dot in each quadrant} from Dunday had Charley to the Dunbars in Cutter & left his Horse (knockd up)

Had from John Stewart a Canadian quart Salt -

W'd & Tom both hunting after the Calves forenoon - found 2 at T Sargints & the 3rd at Kirbys & brot them home looking very poor - @ 1 Tom to Stratford & returned @ 5 - W'd pottering & setting fox traps
fine 18 20
Tuesday 25 rec'd of Mr Sutton of Hamilton for Hire of Charley to Monteiths & back & keep of his Horse for the night ------


Wilf'd underbrushing an hour after breakfast - @ 10 to Don'd Stewarts to afsist in plaistering House inside - D'd to return double work W'd ret'd @ 5
~ 5 ~ fair, gloomy 18 27
Wednesday 26 W'd with Bell & Charley to Wm Crerars - thrashing mill - left off at 5 having broken a Cog of small wheel Tom chopping Brands in fallow & hauling 2 Loads firewood & pottering gloomy 29 25
Thursday 27 W'd & Tom hauling Sp Wheat from East & West Barn m'g - aft'n Tom thrashing & pottering - W'd took a traveller (1 Legd in Sleigh to Stratford & rec'd from him brot back Mr Watson, high, who remained the night 3 9 snow show'rs Sleighing {in bold} 19 25
paid at McCullocks distillery for 4 G's Whiskey@ 3/ yk 7 6
Mickle In. 7 1/2
Friday 28 Killing & Scraping Bl Befs' 2 young Pigs 2 months old

Watson a good eal annoyd by sicknefs from yesterdays excefs went home at noon with John Stewart &c in his Sleigh

hauling a Load Wheat West & pottering - cleaning & varnishing Harnefs

pd Mrs John Roy Stewart 3/- Factory & letters for House use 1/5
4 5 snow show'rs nearly all day 11 13
Saturday 29 W'd & Tom - morn'g aftern'n 1 oC W'd to Wm Crerars thrashing Mill - Tom to Chopp'g for fire wood - where he had a fit (Epileptic) but contrivd to get home - very bad for 2 or 3 hours - it seems he has been subject to them at distant intervals. more snow 12 16
Sunday 30 Tom as usual today except complaining of a little headache Alex & Befsy Orr calld & took tea with us tol. 12 12
1845 December
Monday 1 Tom @ 9 1/2 to John Stewarts for the day - thrashing Mill -

Killd the 3 yr old Black Steer - Wm Crerar afsisting W'd till noon did not dine here

Wilf'd ev'g to Seigmillers sold them Hide ev't 77 lb @ 4 cts $3 5d C'y

Mrs T & Em'y accomp'd him Mrs to Orrville Em'y to Stratford
fine 15 16
Tuesday 2 Paid Mrs Jno Stewart (Mrs T) for T Riley 2 pr Socks3/9 Mitts 1/10 1/2

W'd to Jno Stewarts 6 am thrashing mill - home about 2 pm

Tom preparing at West Barn for thrashing Mill

finished cutting up & weighing Beef -- 4 quarters 611 lb

Beef 611 lb @ 3 1/2 cents - $21.38 Hide - 77

Hide 77 --- 4 cts -- 3.08 Head --- 37

Tallow 33 3/4 - 10 cts ------3.37 Tallow -- 33

Offal - Head Heart Liver 17 759

$28.-----

5 7 1/2 snow show'rs 8 10
Wednesday 3 W'd at Donald Stewarts - thrashing Mill - home @ 6 when 2 Stewarts came with the Mill & in part fixd it at West Barn

Tom opened large Hill of Potatoes & took out & boild about B'ls for Pigs - got in a Load firewood & evening on to Stratford for sundries - 2 Inquires not pd for

a little snow 7 16
Thursday 4 Thrashing Mill - D'd Stewart Mary, & his young man - Jno & Ann Stewart, 1 Horse Wm & Jno Crerar - Riley & Sons - 2 Stewarts, 4 Horses, W'd & Tom 2 Horses - 7 Horses = 13

Fall & Spring mixd - Bkfast Dinner & Supper - 5 Bo's Whisky

2 Indians calld @ 9 pm & had parcel left here a fortnight since
tol 12
Friday 5 W'd morning to Stratford - bot ab 15 yds Sacking @ &c

Tom

@ 3pm all ex. self to Wm Crerars - marriage James Fraser to his oldest daughter

Jane Daly arrived 1/2 hour after in Hamiltons Sleigh & went to them the Ladies ret'd @ 7 1/2 - had a Note from Mr Daly offering L60 in overdue Store Notes, & to pay the Companys claim Tom home @ 1 W'd @ 3
snow show'rs 16 20 12
Saturday 6 W'd M & E in a Sleigh to Stratford - at Sharmans had 2 new Shoes to Horses the rest fixd - Tom took out of Hill & boild in Cook H ab't 5 B'ls Potatoes Mrs Maccullock Alex Annie & Befsy Orr calld in Cutter snow show'rs 16
Sunday 7 Mr & Mrs Charnook took tea with us - Alex Orr & Watson (Watsons) calld evening -- fine

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