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William Beatty Diary, 1880-1883

William Beatty 1880-1883 Diary 15.pdf

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1880

October 1 I made a hod for Wallace to carry morter in he began to plaster to day John Gemmeel atended the plasterer this afternoon Wallace finished {illegible} out & plowing the headridge I sowed it the first 10 ridges of it is sowed with the Toronto wheat the rest of it is sowed with Robs wheat all but the 3 east ones they are planted with
2 John Gemmel shoveled the furrows on the fall wheat this morning I went to Gananoque to Mr Hasslap Ezra entered acomplaint for wages Hasslap says he can do nothing he has not put in his time
3 Revd Mr Garrat preached this morning Mr Houston at night we had no meeting Mr Matthews is on a Mission tour
4 I made a register box for Wallace heavy rain most of the day I went to the council about our School rate
5 I split wood & other chores fine day
6 I went on the Express to Kingston this morning acted as Judge on South downs Merinos & fat sheep there was a good show did not get time
7 finished our Job got hom on the Express this afternoon John Gemmel John Johnston dug potatos at the road the ground is very dry it is fine diging
8 I fixed up the bin for potatos in the center put 2 loads in
9 they finished diging brought load here to day that is 3 home in all we have more than we had last year
10 the Revd Mr Matthews preached at half past two this morning he dispenced the sacrament there was 45 communents partook that was members there a large {illegible}
11 John Johnston began the fall plowing in the north field south east corner we got the plow point & colter {illegible}
12 John plowed in the north east part of the north field the southeast part is too dry
13 John plowed in the same place I got the iron plow share & colter laid
14 John plowed X
15 in the same place it is easier plowing
16 John plowed in the forenoon rain in the afternoon he thrashed some peas & cleaned them that Ezra thrashed

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