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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_14.pdf

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Aug & Sept 1890

30 Boys drew dung on stubble J harrowed fallow AM I & Nancy started about 1/2 past 11 for Widemans Meeting house I went to attend fall Conderence when we got there a young man by the name of Hamlin was buried J Boyer Preached then Nancy went to Widow Barkeys & I staid to Conference went to Widow Barkeys for supper then went to JB's to stay all night. W. Clear Cold N wind

Sunday 31 went to Meeting remarks by Old Saml Hoover sermon on St Mat 5 C by Jac Wideman, Umfraged went to Peter Burkholder to dinner W. fine warm Cler

Sept 1 Boys Plowed AM I & H & F drew in last of Oats at other place 3 loads PM. W. fine warm Cler

2 boys Plowed finished stubble began to harrow & roll I & J went to Blacksmiths sale at Ceder Grove PM. W. fine warm Cler

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Sept 1890

B Sowed stubble behind barn H raked wheat stubble & J helped drew in rakings & Oats out of little Orchard which finishes our harvest except Oats in wheat field swale boys mowed them few days ago & they are hardly dry yet. W. warm Cler 4 J McGaw & his man J Raper were here at dinner. they worked at Meeting house at 11th Con they are building a new one

4 boys drew dung at other place on Pea stubble J began plowing PM. Cousin Jacob Burkholder, Uncle Jacobs son Came here PM to stay all night he is visiting all his Cousins W. fine warm

5 boys plowed at other place Cousin Jacob was here till 3 PM B inlaw Peter's Mary & Enos's Delilah Came for Elder Bernies were here at dinner. W. very warm & Cler

6 Boys finished Plowing at other place AM Sowed Wheat PM W. shower this Morning Cleared up fine today I walked to Cedar Grove PM

Sunday 7 at home all day JH Ramer's 2 boys Peter & Freeman & Abraham Raymond

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