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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1900-1902

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Nov 1900

no visitors after service I & Nancy & Susanna went to Albert Reesors PM & staid to supper W. very very fine Mild & Cler

5 I went to JD's this Morning then I & Nancy & Susanna went to Benj'ns to dinner Henry helped Johny Reesor's thresh all day J & A topped all the turnips then turned all out with the Plows & harrowed them W. Cler but Cool NW wind a heavy squaal of wind & rain this evening, a shower last night

6 A went to Isaac Hoover's Plowing Bee on 9th Markham next lot to Tilman Reesor's Henry helped Johny Reesor's till about 10 AM then he & J drew in 11 loads Turnips I & Nancy went to Br inlaw Saml Hoover's to dinner then went awhile to Peter's to see Grandmother she is pretty well. W. pretty Cool mostly Cler Milder this evening white frost this morning

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Nov 1900

7 Boys Chored AM they put in some sewer pipe on 11th Con & plowed in ditch on Townline north of Meeting house PM J & A went to Dominion Election after dinner W. drizzly rain AM Cler PM Great Celebration in Toronto on Monday the Heroes of the South African War returne and were royally welcomed the war is virtually over there is some Guerillas raiding yet on the part of squads of Boers but General Buller & Lord Roberts are on the Points of returning to England

8 Boys Chored Hermans were here to dinner W. rain & some soft snow AM drissly rain nearly all PM Premier Sir Wilfred Laurier was Triumphantly returned to Power again yesterday by a Majority of about 50 A took Butter & Eggs to Lewis's

9 Boys Chored I walked to Ceder Grove AM Henry brought 500 2 in tiles from Pettys J & A began some Branch drains in field behind Cider house PM W. Cold strong NW wind Cler more Cooler after dark

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