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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_5.pdf

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June 1890

12 was Called on Mimico Man Slaughter Case today, disagreed no verdict. W. fine

13 was Called today got through till 2 PM then we Could all go home except those in the Jury box. I walked to North Toronto & then walked home from Locust Hill. W. fine a little rain PM boys drew some Manure of fallow & Plowed some but the rain made it too wet

14 H Nancy & little Anne went to Markham. F & A plowed in fallow AM they Chored & F took 10 bags Peas & barley to Br S's & got it Chopped PM. W. heavy shower PM

Sunday 15 I & Nancy & little ones went to Meeting at Altona remarks by Br C sermon on {blank space} by young Saml Hoover went to Br inlaw John Hoover to dinner & to Simon's to supper W. Cloudy this morning, fine today

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June 1890

16 Boys finished drawing dung on fallow W. fine

17 I & Nancy & little ones went to Br in law Peter's Boys drew few logs with trucks. W. uncommon heavy rain went north & some south we did not start home till after six PM did not rain Coming home.

18 F drew few logs AM J,F & A & Br C's Thomas went to 8th Con Pickering to see the scene of an accident on CPR the stone Bridge near Atha was undermined with the great Freshet an Engine & Van went into the River & five men were Killed or Drowned D Nighswander escaped. Duffin's Creek was higher than it was known to be for years I went to D Reesor's AM got bag of Corn Cracked for hens at Br S's PM W. fine

19 A Plowed fallow F drew logs AM H drew PM. W fine

20 Boys hoed Mangels I & Nancy started to go to Markham. JH Ramer's were at Br C's & said they were Coming here

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from thesis A Depressing Story? Homicide Rates in Late Victorian Toronto by William Reimer, University of Toronto, 1977. “March 25 John Byron found guilty of manslaughter, by a coroner’s jury, for killing John Wade on a train that was headed for Mimico. The victim had attacked the offender. Jury found not guilty. (March 25:8, Oct 18:8) {Manslaughter]”