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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1900-1902


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Jan 1901

Nancy is resting well, but she passed a very bad night none of us went to bed

21 A went to Herman's with Herman's sleigh and brought home our Bobs AM they Killed 6 of our Pigs & one of Benj'ns PM Flavius & Benj'n helped. Dr Called this evening he says Nancy is doing well Br S. Br N & Br C Called today Levi Burkholder Came this evening he's going to Toronto with A tomorrow W. soft wind last night & today it thaws some but the sleighs are running yet AB's Lizzie Called PM

22 A went to Toronto Levi went with hime they had Thomas's spring waggon sold Pigs @ $8.40 per Cwt 2 Bushels King Apples @$3.85 for the 2 Barrels Henry went to Ceder Grove AM Br inlaw Peter's were here to dinner Br N Called JD Called too Dr Came this evening he says Nancy is improving Johny Reesors brought Matty Cook PM she stays all night W. Cler Sharp Sleighs are running yet Our good Queen Victoria is reported very low and not expected to live

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Jan 1901

23 A & Henry Chored & I helped them to Cut some feed AM they drew 100 Ceder pole rails from Colon Reesor swamp PM (we bought them from Flavius PM Matty Cook rode with them to Br C's W. Milder. East wind trees all Covered with frost. the news Came out today that our Good Queen Victoria died yesterday evening at 6:30 PM

24 A & Henry Chored they shot our Mare Tip & Skinned her she had Grease & weed and Could not live they helped girls Pick 2 pr Chickens A took Butter Eggs & Chickens to Lewis's PM W. foggy & mild some drizzle & soft snow this evening Br N's & MN's Called today Br C Called yesterday Nancy doing pretty she is bedfast

25 Henry helped Benj'n cut wood A Chored AM they Cut some first Class wood at Flavius PM Br C Called AM Johny Reesor's & NB Called PM Nancy sat up in bed awhile PM AB's Lizzie Called PM W. Cler & Sharp the soft snow fixed up the slgighing pretty well pretty Cold

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