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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_18.pdf

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Oct 1890

I went along Townline to tell about the death of George Lehman's wife she died very sudden last night W. fine

3 Chored AM I & Henry Adeline & Esther went to the funeral of Lehman wife young Saml Hoover & Willoughby officiated Br C helped very little W. rain last night & AM a little drissly PM at times

4 F helpded JD's finish threshing awhile this morning then he & J brought load wood from other bush H got Frank & Doll Shod & A began plowing in barley stubble east of Wheat east of dam Am I & Nancy started after dinner with Br C & Beccy to go to Vaughn Boys plowed Pm J helped Pilkey move old Church, we went to Daniel Smiths to supper thern to Saml Smiths to stay all night W. fine & Cler

Sunday 5 went to Meeting at Vaughn remarks & sermon St Mat 21st C by Br C went to Abraham Smith

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Oct 1890

to dinner then Came home W. fine a little Cloudy PM few drops rain

6 Boys drew dung on east side of barly stubble east of wheat J Plowed AM I went to Burrows for Powder for Cow Rhody Chored PM Killed Pig just before dinner W. east wind AM, rain all PM boys & girls went to JD's after supper

7 Boys & Br C's Cut Bee tree/ great big Elm in Br C's bush AM got fine lot honey & swarm Beeds dont know if Bees will stay or not they plowed PM W. drissly more or less all day I have swelled face & toothache

8 J & Susanna & Henry went to Markham AM other boys Plowed, began in field that was ganged NE Corner field W. fine

9 H made about 65 gals Cider AM we boiled a Kettle full PM Boys plowed W. fine my face is very sore Tooth ulcerated

10 Boys Cleaned grist Wheat then they went to Markham about 1/2 past 10 oclock I & Nancy Boiled Kettle full sauce W. rain till near noon Cler. PM

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