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William Thompson Diary, 1842-1847

William Thompson Diary handwritten 1841-47 68.pdf

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1845 December

Tuesday 23 cont'd brot from Galt for Daly & Mickle 7 Bus's Salt & delivered them this even'g by W'd & Tom - Carr'ge 3/6 yk J B'ls brot from Watsons 2 Gall's Ferries Whisky @ & some trifles fm D & M
Wednesday 24 Tom chopping firewood - & Sleigh Crook - W'd making Saw Handle &c &c

Jno Stewart brot from Daly & M 1/2 lb Bl. & 1/2 lb Green Tea

Sandy Fisher brot fm P.O. a Canadian & a ltter frm Ch'r to Mrs T. 9d owing
gloomy 12 21
Thursday 25 Mrs T, Emily Wilf'd & Tom to Stratford Hickey - brot from Jacksons a parcel for me from Henry, (Coat & Waistcoat) & a Spectacle Case from Mrs B for which I am her Dr - also Bruce's Sermons bound & letters from Henry to me & John likewise & Mrs T. Carriage paid snow show'rs 20 16
Friday 26 Had Wm Riley & John Crerar & Killd 4 Pigs - Bl. Befsy's 18 mos old turned out old Befsy being short of food - now remaining Black Befsy

White sow - 7 Pigs 10 months old Bl Befs - 5 Do white Sow 6 months old

W'd Fox No 1 - pm
fine 16 11
Saturday 27 Cut up & filled Barrel Pork No. 1 - about 2 Pigs - rem'r left to be barreld Monday

tapd vinegar B'l & drew off Butter tub full & put into Cellar to settle

W'd & Em'y to Stratford @ 4 1/2 - notice to Kirk that we had no Pork to spare

brot from P.O. letter from Mrs Jos. T to MGar'r via Queenston - pd post'ge
9 1/2 & fine colder 10 24
Do of letter from Ch'r 24 ins't & 2 Canadian 1/2 = 2/3 -- Sn 7 1/2 2 2
Sunday 28 all at home - Mr Barron & Charles arrived 4 @ 5 in a borrowd Cutter having last night got out of the road & been upset near Flambro West, the Horses dashing off at full sprint & breaking his own Sleigh to pieces & scattering parcels here & there, many of which are lost - after walking a mile the Horses were found standing quietly in a Creek. Robinson calld even'g W'd & Tom to Reynolds in Sleigh with Wh Befs - brot home on Monday m'g fine 25
Monday 29 Mr Barron Chas & W'd in Sleigh 10 am to Stratford - ret'd about 2. brot a Whisky Barrel from Watsons - W'd & Tom barreld remainder of Pork & put in Cellar - Watson rather high & Dr Porter calld & took tea fine 31 22
Tuesday 30 Paid Mr Barron so much overpaid in his remitt'ce rec'd 24 Sept'r 1 4 1/2
Tom thrashing Oats - evening to Stratford

W'd pottering morn'g - aftern'n with Mr Barron in Sleigh to Stratford

brot remains of the Child --
1845 December
Wednesday 31 Mr Barron Chas & Wilfred left @ 8 3/4 in his Cutter & our Sleigh - W'd $4

sent Ellen & Chas Zinnia Seed & gave him 0/6 to get Celery Seed thyme & Marj'm 0/6

Tom cutting hauling & chopping firewood - fixing back entrance to West Barn, the Cattle having broke in - got Cask Vinegar into Cellar --
fine 18 18

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