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William Beatty Diary, 1880-1883

William Beatty 1880-1883 Diary 14.pdf

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Sept 17 Stopted at John Youngs all night Ben went with me came back to the fair bought a dung fork & a hay fork from George Young at Addison paid dollar got 4 bushel of wheat form Bob Beatty gave Margret 10 dollars did not see Rob
18 fine rain this morning Ezra & gemmet has been drawing dung gemmel worked 1/2 da on account of the rain
19 Revd Connor Staunton preached this morning Mr Matthews at night
20 heavy rain in forenoon Ezra thrashed the Beans & some peas in the forenoon he drew dung in the afternoon Gemmel helped the finished drawing the dung that Ad bought from Revd Mr Cornett they had 18 loads
X 21 Ezra plowed J Gemmel spread dung I went to Kingston to the Presbytry
22 Do Do Do got home on the Express the presbytry promised to give us the $200 two hundred the was promise us
23 Ezra plowed J Gemmel spread in the forenoon him & me put in some of the straw stack it was hurt on the top I could do very little with my side
24 Ezra plowed Gemmel Taylor & me put in the rest of the straw stack in the forenoon Gemmel spread dung after
25 Ezra & Gemmel dung in the afternoon rain this morning Ezra draged I sowed the 2 bushel of wheat that I got from Toronto next the road on the first five ridges the rest is Robs wheat nearly 5 bushel the ground is lumpy
26 Revd Mr Matthews preached this morning Mr Houston at night
27 Ezra plowed J Gemmel spread dung in the afternoon rain last night & a little this morning
28 Ezra & J Gemmel drew some dung they had scrape it up to finish the field
29 Ezra plowed he finished the field all to a couple of rounds of the last ridge he left off work took the horses out to the road he says his time is up & that will stop no longer
30 I got John Gemmel to come & drive the horse & drage I sowed 4 bushel of wheat nearly that Wallace came & took the horses & finished the draging & cleaned out the furrows bwtween the ridges & Gemmel mixed lime for him.

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