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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_61.pdf

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Oct 1891

Br inlaw Peter brought home Esther to stay. Ann Shirk was here at dinner W. Cler, sharp wind A took Pigs & Butter to Lewis's after supper

17 J & Henry Plowed by turns. B & Adeline went to Markham AM A got Farmer shod AM F picked apples AM I & A & B helped PM W. fine Cler White frost last night

Sunday 18 all went to Meeting at Hebron except Nancy she has swelled face remarks & sermon on St Mat 11th C by Br C. Matty Cook was here at dinner W. fine AM Cloudy PM, Mild

19 Picked winter apples, fine crop F helped J Plowed. W. fine began to rain from east about 4 PM

20 I & Nancy Went to JB's AM he has been sick, is on the mend J Made about 3 Barrels Cider AM we boiled PM J Plowed all day A plowed awhile PM B & A went shooting AM got nothing W. cool, drissly rain PM

21 I & Nancy boiled sauce all day B plowed J took 6 bags Peas to Br S's & brought load

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Oct 1891

wood AM then plowed PM H & A picked winter apples, W. Cler, rather Cool PM

22 J finished plowing field north of Orchard AM B helped Pilkey Kill hogs awhile AM helped Johnny Reesor thresh PM I & A & J helped F Kill 3 Pigs PM Nancy helped too Ann Shirk Came again to stay all night W. Cool AM blowed up Cold PM

23 B helped Johnny Reesor finish threshing AM J & B dug few Potatoes & brought 2 loads pine roots for steamer A was at other place H is not very well he went to D Browns sale PM Nancy went to AB's with Ann Shirk, W. very Cold this Morning ground frose very fine PM

24 drew home wood from other bush I & J drew 500 bricks from 11th Con to other place (they was left after the Church was built) we intend to brick a Cistern. boys all went to B White's sale PM I & Nancy went to Ceder Grove PM. W. Cold AM fine PM ________________________________________________________ Sunday 25 H Adeline & Susanna went to Meeting at Altona Br C is all alone now the other Preachers & both Deacons are seceded from the old faith & hold Meetings _______________________________________________________

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