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William Thompson Diary, 1842-1847

William Thompson Diary handwritten 1841-47 90.pdf

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1847 January

Wednesday 13 cont'd Denny to Stratford - brot from Dr Moore a Bottle Cough mixture & 3 ppales from Sharman a small piece of very nice Beef & from Kay my new Boots -- no longer Sleigh'g
Thursday 14 W'd & D'y winnowing wheat, chop'g firewood &c Denny even'g with Horses to Stratford & brot Dr Moore
Friday 15 W'd & D'y winnow'g wheat Dr M left after breakfast Aft'n W'd & self Do - Denny to Stratford for sundries
Saturday 16 W'd & D'y winnowing as yesterday chop'g firewood &c

Mifs Crerars brot from P. Office a letter from John to self no know{illegible}

rec'd of remitt'ce of 9th p Alex Orr & a Hamilton Newsp'r communicating the death of Mr Downing - Dr Moore a visit this morn'g

pd Peter for 1 lb Tea - 5/6 yk
3 5 snow showers
Sunday 17 Denny home - took to P. Off'ce letter Mrs to Mr B
Monday 18 Paid Emily for Jefsy Crerar 3/ - & for Mrs Crerar for Butter 6/2 & 1/ 10 1/2 5 5
W'd chop'g firewood ev'g - aft'n with Eliz'th getting in Hay from the Stack even'g setting thrash'g Mill at Jno Stewarts pd Hine on acc't prec't 2 ~ ~
Tuesday 19 W'd at John Stewarts with Horses & thrashing Mill

Emily to Stratford - brot sundries from stores

pd Peter Woods Butcher Johns'n
17 2 1/2
Hicks Carr'ge of Parcel Drugs from Galt p Stage 30 M 1 10
Wednesday 20 W'd with Horses to Jno Stewarts thrash'g Mill 3 or 4 hours ev'g pd Emily 7/6 had 10 Aug last ~ 7 6
r'd from her Bal'ce of Current Acco't 2 6
Franin & Jno Stewart & Tom who came at afsisting in fixing Mill at West Barn & cleaning up &c. Dr Moore a visit
Thursday 21 thrashing Mill - Rankin Horses & Man - D Stewart Ann & 1 Horse

Jno Stewart Ann & Man & Horses - Wm & Jno Crerar - S Cowmans & Horse 2 of Charnocks Boys - Selft 2 & Horses - Roper & 2 Indians

9 1/2 W'd & Simon with Horses for Dr Moore who came with Simon

W'd stopping for the night at Caldwells - Emily to Stratford fr postage to Dr Si{illegible} 4 1/2 - Sn 10 1/2
Friday 22 Thrashing Mill till 12 oClock {illegible} & John Stewart left @ 10

Rankin Horses & Man - Ann Stewart & Man Wm & Jno Crerar SCowmans - 2 Charnocks - Horses as yesterday

Dr Moore left before breakfast
1847 January
Saturday 23 W'd hauling & chopping firewood
Sunday 24 all at home
Monday 25 W'd hauling & chopping firewood . Denny ret'd after a weeks absence
Tuesday 26 W'd & Denny hauling Hay from North &c &c.

paid my Notes to Wm Pendar Dec 25th (had of Emily - 5/Jan rep'd 29th

Wednesday 27 W'd at John Stewarts Pig Killing - aft'n with Rankin removing thrashing Mill from Lot 38 to his House - Denny to Stratford

brot a Letter y/a & Mrs Barron fm Toronto not pd

visit from Dr Moore evening W'd D loading Sleigh Sib. Wheat
Thursday 28 Wilf'd left at 7 am with Load Sib'n Wheat Sacks for Ferries & to take Mifs Lloyd to Galt - Denny chop'g firewood & pottering
Friday 29 Denny at firewood &c. Wilfred returnd from Preston & Doon Mills &c

left Bush'ls Wheat at Hagersville Mill to be ground

sold A Ferrie fr 29/ 40/60 Bush'ls Sib'n @ 5/8 yk 5.4.5 C'y

lefs expences --- 5.3
4 19 2
pd Ferries at Preston for 1 Quart Olive Oil for Lamp 1 10
pd Emily for Washers yesterday Dr Moore a visit 3
Saturday 30 W'd at Rankins with horses - thrashing Mill - Denny to Stratford - brot a ltter from Dr Sutt 4 1/2 not pd & one for Mrs Barron calld at Dr Moores with note requesting to mee Dr Sutt - Moore came @ 12 Dr Sutt @ 1 3/4 - rem'd till 5 - agreed upon their pland of operations sent Denny to Dr Moores for medicine tho be expen{illegible} he did not however return {illegible}
Sunday 31 Denny came back this moring @ 10

having slept with his brother in consequence of such {illegible} & frequent absences gave him his discharge

Mrs T too first Pill Box No 1 @ 11 pm - tolerably comfortable through the day but for the last hour weighs very troublesome
Monday 1 W'd North looking after Tom. who cannot come for a week

engaged Jno Hamilton's Son for a week - W'd at Rankins till 11

Wheat advancing in price 1/yk - sent of Mr Roper to John letter enclosing $6 & ordering 1/2 lb Tea &c - vide 15 inst
Tuesday 2 W'd preparing for Market

Mathew came after breakfast - Hauling & Chopping firewood

Dr Moore came at 12 dined & remained 2 hours --
Wednesday 3 W'd to Mill Hagersville with Sacks Sib Wheat to be ground, left it & brot home rem'r of what of a load was left 29th in flour. Hamilton chopping firewood light now with high wind wind increased till 2 am & by day light moderated
Thursday 4 W'd took to Rankins lb Flour for so much borrowed of him at twice. Hamilton firew'd

Eliz took to P. Offce letters Mrs to Mr B inclosing one to Is'c -- & Emily to Christ'n

Emily -- apples 2d
9 1/2 fine - Roads &c a sheet of ice no moving for oxen

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