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GEORGE COPPING

Born

11th June, 1780 in Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex Co., England

Married

ELIZABETH SAGGERS, in London, 5th June, 1806

Sailed for Canada on the SS "Lively", 5th May, 1811

Landed in Quebec 2nd July, 1811


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Friday, 1st January, 1836. This is a fine ....(original partially destroyed)...we were down at George's place........

day the boys were up at Mrs. Bo.......

Saturday, 2nd January, 1836. This is a fine day and the boys James, Thomas and Henry were at work for Ed. McGee. I was threashing some oats and cleaned up 6 bushells and my wife was over to Mr. Oneals paying him for...... 2.5.0 A most beautiful night.

Sunday, 3rd January, 1836. This is a fine day and I am very sick with a cold. 5 of the children were at church. Mr. Law was here and dined with us.

Monday, 4th January, 1836. This is a dull day rather ........... James is gone down to Mr.Dugas to work and Thomas & Henry are over at Mr. Petrie's with the oxen drawing wood &c. work we are due to them. I have been threashing some oats. Joseph is over at the Norish's for part of a day. Mary & Eliza are at school. James came up again ...... was here and got bushell of Salt lb. coffee 2/6.

Tuesday, 5th January, 1836. This is a fine day and we have James B.... and his oxen helping to draw firewood. Mary, Joseph and Eliza are at school. George was up today and took his fan down.

Wednesday, 6th January, 1836. Blows fresh from the northward. Had a fall of snow. James and Thomas are at work at James B..... Henry aboout home. My wife at Mr. Lowler's as his wife is sick. I have been threashing some oats. Mr. Boice called and gave me a Direction to Ireland and I was over at Mr. Law's taken up note between us for Hay.

Thursday, 7th January, 1836. This is a fine day and the boys are gone to the Meadow drawing Hay. My wife came home early this morning from Mr. Dowler's and our Mary is gone over to help them a while. I have threashed a few oats &c. 5 loads myself 5 loads Wm. 5 loads George.

Friday, 8th January, 1836. This is a fine day and Thomas and Henry are over at Mr. Dowler's cutting wood for him. James and I fetched out the last of the hay out of the meadow. I have threashed out some oats. John Booth borrowed my long saw to-night.

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Wednesday, 20th January, 1836. This is a fine day and the boys have drawn some firewood and I have been threashing some wheat &c. Petrie is away to QUEBEC I believe, George was up to-night.

Thursday, 21st January, 1836. This ia s fine day but cold and I have been threashing a while at some wheat and .... it comes on to snow. Thomas and the .... fetching hay for Wm.

Friday, 22nd January, 1836. This is a blowing ..... day and I have been cleaning oats for Mr.Petrie and the boys have been fetching oats down to Wm's. and 2 loads of straw for ourselves.

Saturday, 23rd January, 1836. This is a blowing drifting day and Thomas has fetched some chaff from Petrie's and then cut some firewood. Henry at work for Mr. Dwoler. I have been threashing some wheat &c. Petrie was here on his way down to Mr. Holmes. James came home to-night.

Sunday, 24th January, 1836. This is a dull day and James and Mary are over at the Village at Church if Mr. Reid is come home. Joseph and Eliza are gone over to Mr. Dowler's.

Monday, 25th January, 1836. I have been over to Petrie's and have threashed a few oats and the boys fetched some chaff and straw and cut some firewood.

Tuesday, 26th January, 1836. This ia a cold day and I have been threashing some wheat &c. Boys are cutting a little firewood &c.

Wednesday, 27th January, 1836. This is a cold day with a little snow and I have been busy cleaning up 9 bushells of wheat and the boys Thos. and Henry are gone down to Mr. Dugas' Mill with 10 to make flour for Town. Molly Dunn came here today. Wind from the Northward. Henry came up with some oats.

Thursday, 28th January, 1836. This is a cold day and I have ben cleaning up a few peas for Mr. Petrie and Henry is cutting some firewood for them. I began to threash some oats and Thos. came up from the Mill this morning.

Friday, 29th January, 1836. This is a cold day with a little snow and I have been over to Mr.Reid's and Thomas is at school as his finger is sore. Henry is at Mr. Dowler's cutting and drawing wood and I have cleaned up 3 3/4 of oats.

Saturday, 30th January, 1836. This is a fine mild day with a little snow and Henry and Joseph are down at the mill at Mr. Dugas' for some flour and seed. Thomas has been helping Wm. draw some wood and then he went over to Mr. Norish's to get his gun lock fixed. Henry & Joseph came up about the middle of the day. Molly Dunn came here tonight. George was here a while and James came up this evening. Wm. Marlin was here a while.

Sunday, 31st January, 1836. This is a mild day with a little snow and James and Thos. are gone to church at Kildare and Molly Dunn is starting for Home and Mary is gone .... young Robert Pollock was over here for Henry ....

Monday, 1st February, 1836. ..... day and I have been threashing a while. James is gone down to Mr. Dugas. Thomas is in the house with a sore finger. Henry has been getting some wood for shafts &c.

Tuesday, 2nd February, 1836. This is a very cold day. We can do but little, we are obliged to keep the cattle in today. Mr. Reid the minister called in.

Wednesday, 3rd February, 1836. This is a very cold day and my back is so bad I am scarcely able to do anything. The boys have got a little wood and they are able to do but little. Mrs.Petrie was here a while. Thos. was down at Mr. Robinson's for some tea.

Thursday, 4th February, 1836. This is a cold day and my back is something better. Thomas and Henry are about the house most of this day. I was helving a fork or two that wanted helving this some time.

Friday, 5th February, 1836. This is a cold day and the boys are cutting a little wood &c. I am better with my back but not able to do much. I have attended the cattle &c. and made a wooden rake. Mrs. Petrie was here and Wm. Brown.

Saturday, 6th February, 1836. This is a fine day not quite so cold as yesterday was and the boys are getting some wood and they are getting some oak bark for Mr. Dowler's sore leg as he is not able to get it himself. I have cleaned up 6 bushells of oats.

Sunday, 7th February, 1836. This is a fine day and my wife and myself, Thomas and Eliza were at church and called in at Mr. Truesdell's and went down to George's place. James came up this morning and George brought us up in his sleigh tonight.

Monday, 8th February, 1836. This is a very heavy fall of snow. Henry is at Mr. Law's today as he is sick. Wm. and Thos. made a travoy for the train. I am terribly bad with the toothache this 4 nights.

Tuesday, 9th February, 1836. This is a stormy day and the boys can do but little as the snow is very deep and Thos. and Joseph went down to school. I blistered the back part of my neck for the toothache.

Wednesday, 10th February, 1836. Blows very hard at times from the Southwest. Thos. and Henry are getting some firewood down, the roads are very badly drifted up. I am in the house today as I am able to do nothing out.

Thursday, 11th February, 1836. This is a fine day and I have got rid of the toothache and I have done but little today. The boys are getting down a little firewood. Petrie and his wife were here this evening.

Friday, 12th February, 1836. A little fall of snow and my wife is down at George's as his son George is sick and Thomas is .... Henry is gone down to the Mill to take a load ....... Petrie was here a while tonight and my wife came up ...... late in the night.

Saturday, 13th February, 1836. This is a fall of snow which gets deep now and young Petrie was here and Thomas and he are gone down to George's place and I am better but I am very sore as yet, I can do but little. Henry came up from the Mill this evening.

Sunday, 14th February, 1836. This is a fine day but cold and my wife and Henry are gone down to George's place and John Pollock is here and Dowler was here a while.

Monday, 15th February, 1836. This is a fine day but cold and I have been threashing oats a while. The boys are getting a little wood and Jospeh is down at George's taking Mary down and David Petrie came with James from St. Rocks.

Tuesday, 16th February, 1836. This is a fine day but cold and I have been down to Geroge's, Mr. Reid's and up to Brown's and I have been up to Mr. Reid's this evening. I cleaned up 2 bushells of black oats this morning.

Wednesday, 17th February, 1836. This is a fine day but very cold and Wm. and Thos. started for MONTREAL about 4 o'clock this morning and I have begun to threash a little wheat. Henry drew down a little dry wood for the Fire &c.

Thursday, 18th February, 1836. This is a fine day but very cold and I have cleaned up 1 bushells of wheat and sent Henry down to Mr. Dugas with it to be ground and my wife is gone to George's and Truesdell's &c. Mr. McGee was here.

Friday, 19th February, 1836. This is a fine day but cold and Henry came up from the Mill with the flour and some stuff for the cattle. My wife and Joseph are down at Mr. Robinson's getting shirting and different things. I have the toothache. Henry fetched up a load or two of dry wood &c. Mrs. Petrie was here.

Saturday, 20th February, 1836. This is a fine mild day to what it has been this week past and Henry is drawing some firewood. I am but poorly; I can do but little, attend the cattle &c. Henry has been up to Petrie's for sundries. This evening snowed a little.

Sunday, 21st February, 1836. .......... my wife was down at George's place and then she went ........ John Pollock was here most of the day and David Petrie was here ........ thawed today some. Mary is still at George's since Monday last. Wm. and Thom. came home tonight.

Monday, 22nd February, 1836. This is a fine day and thaws and the boys are getting a little dry wood down, they are doing but little today as Thomas is tired coming from MONTREAL. Henry was down at Mr. Dugas with some things for James and came up about 11 o'clock tonight and we find by him that Patty Dugas child is dead.

Tuesday, 23rd February, 1836. This is a mild day with snow and my wife has been down to George's to see the child and Thomas and Henry are chopping for Mr. Dowler. I have been threashing wheat a little. Comes onto rain tonight.

Wednesday, 24th February, 1836. This is a mild day with rain and Thomas and Henry are about all day today and I have cleaned up bushell of seed wheat &c. and it comes on a very heavy snow storm with the wind from the Northward and it blew our barn down. Mr. Gray was here tonight, all of us middling.

Thursday, 25th February, , 1836. This is a terribly stormy day and we had Mr. Gray and Wm bargaining for a horse and cow and different things and we spend the day in a very rough way but we must put it all by. Henry was down at George's place. John Pollock was here tonight. I have done wong this time, rather too much so.

Friday, 26th February, 1836. This is a fine day but cold and I am but very poorly. The boys began to clear some of the barn away and I have been picking a little wheat out of the snow but I am poorly with boils.

Saturday, 27th February, 1836. This is a fine day but cold and Thomas is at Mr. Edward McGee's at work for David Petrie. I have cleaned up 3/4 of a bushell of seed wheat and bushell of grass seed. Henry is cutting a little firewood then went down to George's for the horse &c.

Sunday, 28th February, 1836. This is a fine day but cold and I am very bad with a boil still and James came up this forenoon and Mr. Dowler and Mr. Marlin were here and George came up as his child is very poorly as yet.

Monday, 29th February, 1836. This is a fine day but cold till the evening then it comes on to snow and the boys are cutting a little firewood about the house &c and at ....... James went down to Mr. Dugas this morning.

Tuesday, 1st March, 1836 This is a milder morning with a fall of snow and my wife and Joseph are gone up to James Brown's to get a jacket and trousers cut out for Joseph. Thomas and Henry are about the house cutting firewood &c. Little Thomas Boice came here today and Wm. Thos. and Henry measured off 1 acre of wood.

Wednesday, 2nd March, 1836. This is a cold day and drifts so that the boys are doing but little out and I am so bad with my back it is so sore I am able to do nothing at all. Little Boice is here today.

Thursday, 3rd March, 1836. This is a cold blowing drifting day and Thos. & Henry are cutting a little firewood and my wife is gone over to Mr. Edward McGee's respecting my deed Money. Thos. Boice is here today.

Friday, 4th March, 1836. This is a mild day to what it has been for some time past and the boys are getting a little wood down. George was up for Mary and she is gone down to his place and the others are at school. Little Boice is here at school with the Children. The cattle have pulled some of the wheat out of the side of the barn &c. Mr. Petrie was here tonight.

Saturday, 5th March, 1836. This is a rather blowing and drifty day and Henry has been over to Mr. Norish's to take a couple of ploughs to be repaired and an axe to be laid &c. Thomas is chopping a while and then he is cleaning out the Cows &c. My back is something better but very sore as yet. Freezes very sharp tonight.

Sunday, 6th March, 1836. This is a very stormy cold day and my wife, Henry, Joseph and Eliza are at Church and John and James came up shortly after as he is 25 years old today. My back is getting better thank God.

Monday, 7th March, 1836. This is a fine day and Thomas and Henry have been threashing a little wheat and I have cleaned up 1 bushells and the boys have been fixing their axes for chopping.

Tuesday, 8th March, 1836. This is a fine day but cold and the Boys are chopping for Mr. Dowler and Thos. & Joseph went down to Mr. Dugas with 1 bushells of Wheat.George's child is very sick. I have been to Mr. McGee's and to the school house &c., then I threashed out a little wheat for seed &c.

Wednesday, 9th March, 1836. ........... is a fine day and the boys are chopping for ....... Pollock is with them today. Thomas came up from the Mill. Lost his horse and came up without him. Joseph found him and came up with him. My wife is down at George's as his child is very sick and Wm's. wife and one of the children are sick. Thos. was over at Mr. Law's and Henry was at Mr. Lindseys for castor oil for Peggy but could get none.

Thursday, 10th March, 1836. This is a fine mild day with a fall of small snow and Thomas is at Mr. McGee's chopping and Henry is gone for a load of Ashes for Wm. Children are at school. My wife was down at George's seeing the child, it is very sick yesterday and Joseph is with her I Bo'd &c. This should have been in yesterday. Mrs. Gray brought two Turkeys down today. Comes on to rain heavy tonight.

Friday, 11th March, 1836. This is a terribly windy day and freezes sharp and Henry is gone down to the mill for the flour that was left and took a Bushell of wheat for Vetrie's and brought the flour up. I was threashing a while. Thos. is in the house. Young Petrie was here. I cleaned up 1 Bushells of the seed wheat.

Saturday, 12th March, 1836. This is a fine day but cold and the Boys are chopping for Mr. Dowler and John Pollock is with them. I have been threashing a little wheat. Henry is gone over to Mr. Norish's with an axe to be laid. David Petrie came for his flour this evening &c.

Sunday, 13th March, 1836. This is a fine day but cold and James came up this morning and we hear that George's child is very poorly indeed. George was up here. My wife has a swollen face from the Cold. James and Susan Brown were here getting Ink and paper. Comes on to snow to night.

Monday, 14th March, 1836. There is a fall of snow and James is gone down to Mr. Dugas to work and Henry is cutting firewood a while. Geroge brought me a Bushell of Peas at 3/6 yesterday. My wife's face is swollen still. Her eye is nearly closed.

Tuesday, 15th March, 1836. This is a cold day but fine and the Boys are chopping for Mr. Dowler. I have threashed a little wheat. My wife has her face swollen and Wm's. little Boy Wm. is very sick and George's little George is very sick as yet. I sent a letter to Charles.

Wednesday, 16th March, 1836. This is a fine day and the Boys are chopping at Home today and Wm. ........... to fetch a load of ashes. I am threashing a ........... My wife is poorly with her face and Wm's child is very ill and Thos. is gone down to George's this evening. Sharp night.

Thursday, 17th March, 1836. This is a very stormy day with snow and sleet and rain &c. Boys were chopping a little while at home. My wife has been up to Mrs. Brown's to get a little BLOOD took from her and she finds herself something better tonight and the two children are very bad. I put by 2 Bushells of seed wheat.

Friday, 18th March, 1836. This is a stormy day at times it blows hard and snowstorms. Henry is gone for ashes for Wm. Thomas chopping at Mr. Dowler's and Joseph have the Ox down for a load of Potatotes for Mr. Dowler. George and Wm's. children are very sick and my wife is rather better, thank God for it and hear that Clara has gone off somewhere but we do not know where.

Saturday, 19th March, 1836. This is a fine day but cold and the Boys are chopping for Mr. Dowler and finished one Acre for him and my wife and Joseph are down at George's place and the child is very bad and Wm's. are both sick today. I have been threashing a little wheat.

Sunday, 20th March, 1836. This is a fine day and I and some of the children were at Church and behold I saw my Daughter which surprised me that she should have a face to be in Church where she is known and knows the state she lives in. I have been down to George's and the child is very ill and James is come up this afternoon.

Monday, 21st March, 1836. This is a sharp morning but is a fine day and the boys are chopping at home today and I have threshed some wheat a little while. William's children are very ill indeed. My wife and James were down at George's and the chld is very sick. Old Mr. Rogers was here tonight and about three or four more besides our own family.

Tuesday, 22nd March, 1836. This is a fine day and James is at work at Mr. Petrie's today and Thomas and Henry are at home. My wife sat up with Wm's child last night and it is very bad and George was up for our Ox as his horse is very sick and his child and Joseph is gone down with him to draw wood &c. WILLIAM's child died tonight at 25 minutes after 8 o'clock and we were there till about 2 o'clock. We has our old horse to ...... Mrs. John Robertson.

Wednesday, 23rd March, 1836. .......... and my wife is gone down to George's place and ...... and the child George died about 12 o'clock. I have been threshing awhile and Joseph came up from George's place with the Ox and George was here looking for some boards to make a coffin. This is a sharp night.

Thursday, 24th March, 1836. This is a fine day and my wife came up from George's this morning early and James is gone down to the mill with 5 bushells of wheat and Thomas and Henry are cutting some wood for the fire and I am threshing awhile. Eliza was down to George's this forenoon and Henry Law is here making the two coffins. Rebecca Petrie is at work here a while today.

Friday, 25th March, 1836. This is a fine day but the wind is cold and we are starting to the 4th Range to George's place to bury the two little babies and did meet with a pretty good Assembly and about 12 o'clock we proceeded on in good order and everything quiet and we returned to George's place a while then came home and our Boys are gone to the wake of Mr. Carr's as his Daughter is dead.

Saturday, 26th March, 1836. This is a fine day and four of the Boys are gone to

Mr. Carr's Daughter's burying and I have been threshing awhile and my wife is very poorly.

Sunday, 27th March, 1836. This is a mild morning and James is gone over to Ramsey and Henry is over to Mr. Pollock's. George and his wife and Wm. and his wife and sister and young Boice came and stopped here. My wife is very poorly &c.

Monday, 28th March 1836. This is a fine day and Henry is at work at Mr. Pollcok at Wm. Marlin's and Joseph is fetching Ashes for Wm. with the Ox and the Horse and James came home from Ramsey about the middle of the day. I have threshed some wheat and Mrs. Petrie was here on her way to Mr. Robinson's. Mr. Edward McGee was here a while.

Tuesday, 29th March, 1836. This is a fine day and Thomas and Henry are at work for Mr. Pollock. James is at home and Joseph is fetching a load of ashes for Wm. with the Horse.

Wednesday, 30th March, 1836. This is a fine day and my wife is over at Mr. Law's as his wife is sick and put to Bed with a Boy about 12 o'clock and James has bought a Load of Lime at what we may call 8/- and the Boys are ....... fetched 10 bushells of potatoes from Mr. Pollock's ..... for a sleigh and chopping. I have been over to Mr. McGee's this morning and evening, about some Rails splitting &c. Davide Petrie has our sleigh to go to St. Jacque's.

Thursday, 31st March, 1836. This is a fine day and the Boys are at the Sugary and D. Petrie helping them. I have threshed a little grass seed and put up bushell of wheat.

Friday, 1st April, 1836. This is a fine day and the Boys are at the Sugary and I have been threshing some Black Oats and cleaned up 4 bushells and Joseph and the Horse are gone down to St. Paul's for a load of Lime for Wm. Thaws fast this day.

Saturday, 2nd April, 1836. This is a fine day and Joseph and the Horse are here, came up about 9 o'clock this morning and the Boys are at the Sugary and I have been threshing Black Oats and cleaned up 3 bushells. James was up to Le Marles to speak for 2 buckets and 1 washtub.

Sunday, 3rd April, 1836. This is a fine morning and Henry is down at George's for a sap barrel and myself, James, Mary and Eliza were over at the Church. The rest of the Family were at Home and the roads are very soft as it thaws fast today. Mrs. Nancy has been in our house today, she has not been in for this 3 YEARS before I believe as she has been unbearable an a bad neighbour but she must comply or keep her own side.

Monday, 4th April, 1836. This is a cold morning but a fine day with a strong breeze from the Northeast and the Boys, James, Thomas and David Petrie are over at Mr. McGie's. Henry is at the Sugary and Joseph and I have threashed some Black Oats and cleaned up 4 bushells and our cow Jersey calved this afternoon a Heifer Calf.

Tuesday, 5th April, 1836. This is a sharp cold morning and the wind from the Northward. James, Thomas and David Petrie are at Mr. McGie's splitting rails again today and I have been sugaring off 9 of sugar. Henry was after a bucket for the sap.

Wednesday, 6th April, 1836. This is a cold day and the sap don't run today and Henry and Joseph are in the sugary a while and I have been threashing the last of the Oats and cleaned up 3 bushells and I am very poorly with a cold and we hear of Mr. Rob's dieing today.

Thursday, 7th April, 1836. Henry and Mary and Joseph are gone over one way and the other. Henry is at Mr. Norish's, Mary and Joseph up to Mr. Ty ...... of 2 bushell of seed wheat &c. Our Nanny calved this afternoon a Heifer Calf Nan and James and David Petrie came home from Mr. McGie's. Old Mr. Rogers was here and I gave him a Peck of seed wheat. I am very poorly with a cold.

Friday, 8th April, 1836. This is a fine day and my wife and myself and James were over to Mr. Hob's to follow him to be buried and a great many people were there and we stopped a while at Mr. Truesdels and Thomas is at work at Mr. McGie's and I am something better today and my wife is poorly with her hands and arms. Comes on to rain tonight. Thomas came home tonight. Henry and Joseph at the Sugary.

Saturday, 9th April, 1836. This is a rainy and cold day with the wind from the Northward. James is down at Mr. Dugas Mill with 3 bushells of wheat and my wife sugared off 8 lbs of sugar.

Sunday, 10th April, 1836. This is a terrible stormy day and it storms from the Northward with high wind and snow. Petrie was in a while.

Monday, 11th April, 1836. This is a fine day and James and Thomas are at work at Vetrie's and Henry and Joseph are in the sugary emptying the Troughs & made a few and Petrie and his wife were in a while and my wife has made a little sugar and a little syrup and I have been about the barn throwing out the dung &c. and cut a few potatoes. Sugared off 11 and Joseph has cut his back with the round axe and I have been down to Mr. Robinson's and got some Tea and cord for Reins &c.

Tuesday, 12th April, 1836. I have been down to Mr. Robinson's with 2 bushells of Oats and brought up 6 Bushells of Potatoes from George's and he had a cow died this morning and James and Thomas and David Petrie are chopping for us. It is a cold day. My wife's hands are very bad indeed.

Wednesday, 13th April, 1836. This is a fine morning and Thomas and David Petrie are chopping for William and James and Henry are chopping half a day each makes 3 days. I have fetched up 6 bushells of Potaotes from GEORGE's place and Mary is over at Mr. Truesdells as she is sick. It comes on to snow this evening. Wm's. old black cow calved today. We got the Hog cut today.

Thursday, 14th April, 1836. This is a snowy day till the evening then it comes on fine and the Boys have been grinding their axes and this evening they ..... the snow out of the sugar troughs.

Friday, 15th April, 1836. This is a fine day after the snow and James, Thomas and David Petrie are chopping for Wm. today and Henry and Joseph are in the sugary. I have cut a little firewood and attended the cattle and so forth. Petrie has our train and harness to go to Mr. Dugas.

Saturday, 16th April, 1836. This is a fine day and James, Thomas and David Petrie are chopping for Wm. I have been cutting firewood and have drawn some down. They got about 40 pails of sap today. Drew 5 loads of firewood.

Sunday, 17th April, 1836. This is a fine day and the snow wastes fast and James and Thomas are gone up the Township and I have been to church and my wife is very poorly as she has caught a fresh cold. George his wife and family, Wm., his wife and family were here this evening.

Monday, 18th April, 1836. This is a dull day with a strong breeze from the Southwest. James and Thomas are chopping at Petrie's and Henry is gone down to the Mill with Mr. Law and some wheat and I have cut a little firewood and it comes on to rain a pretty good shower. Sugared off 14 lbs. of sugar.

Tuesday, 19th April, 1836. This is a fine day and James and Thomas are at Petrie's and Henry and Jospeh are fireing their sugar troughs and we cut a little firewood and drew down 8 loads and the snow wastes very fast now. My wife is very poorly.

Wednesday, 20th April, 1836. This is a very fine day and James and Thomas are at Petrie's chopping and Henry is in the sugary and Jospeh and I have drawn down 6 loads of firewood and cut a little. The snow is going very fast again today and my wife is very poorly still. Mr. Law was here grinding his axe this morning. James and Thomas came home tonight.

Thursday, 21st April, 1836. This is a fine day with the wind from the Southward and James and Thomas and David Petrie are chopping for William, and Henry and Joseph are in the sugary and I have drawn two loads of chips &c. down. The sap don't run much today and I have been to Mr. Brace's and heard from LONDON and I hear of my Uncle Malgon being dead this 7 year and of my sister Martha living in the Borough and doing well and I have been to the Post Office and to the Blacksmith's and to Mr. Truesdell's and our Thomas has cut his foot tonight and it comes on rain. My wife is poorly.

Friday, 22nd April, 1836. This is a cold wind from the Northward and James and David Petrie and Henry are chopping for ourselves today and Thomas is lame and not able to walk much with his foot and they sugared off 7 lbs. sugar today. My wife quite poorly.

Saturday, 23rd April, 1836. This is a middling mild day but it snows a little. James Henry and David Petrie are chopping for .... lame in the house and our Cow the name of May calved a Heifer calf this morning and we left her a while and her calf bed came down and the Cow was very cold when we looked at her and they have been begging for Paddy McCabe and I gave him 1 bushell of Oats. I have been cutting firewood and Joseph has been drawing with the horse and Henry Law came out and put the cow calf bed up and she is middling this afternoon. We drew a little wodd with the Ox this afternoon. 10 small loads in all today.

Sunday, 24th April, 1836. This is a very fine day but very cold and James is down at Mr. Allen's and Mary and myself at church and our cow is much better today. Thomas and Henry are at home. We hear of a great many cattle dying about the settlement and some in the Township as we hear of Mr. Jefferies having 14 head of cattle dying this winter, I called in at Mr. Truesdell's on my way home. The boys got but very little sap these two days and my wife is a little better today, thank God for it.

Monday, 25th April, 1836. This is a cold day and James, Wm., Thomas, G. Johnson, Wm. Dulahunt and Wm. Kirkley are chopping for George one acre we were due for four dollars worth of Patatoes we received. Henry and Joseph in the sugary. I have cut a little firewood and drew 5 small loads. Our cow is but poorly the name of May. Comes on to snow tonight.

Tuesday, 26th April, 1836. Rain and thunder this morning and then our Boys, James, Thomas, Henry and David Petrie were chopping for ourselves today and the Cow May is sickly today. I have been about the barn and house and cut some Potatoes &c.

Wednesday, 27th April, 1836. This is a fine day but blows hard from the Northward and James, Thomas and David Petrie are chopping for Wm. Henry and Joseph are busy in the Sugary as the sap runs well today.

Thursday, 28th April, 1836. This is a fine day and James, Thomas and David Petrie are chopping at Wm. Holtby's Bee and Henry and Joseph are at the Sugary. The sap runs middling. Mrs. Carney was here for some of the Boys, there has been some wrangling with Wm. Miller as he is a complete wretch among some of the rest of Irishmen he was one as helped to get our Clara away to ruin. Sugared off a little today. I have cut a little firewood.

Friday, 29th April, 1836. This is a wet day, they are not able to chop today. Henry and Joseph are boiling sugar off a little today. Something was ailing one of our little calves and I was obliged to cut of his head last night.

Saturday, 30th April, 1836. This is a fine spring morning, clear weather at the first then a little overcast. I was over at the Church and the Boys are somewhere up the Township. Jos. Marlin was here a while.

Sunday is missing.

Monday, 2nd May, 1836. This is a wet day and I have been down at the school house as we had an Examination of the Children and the Boys are getting the Letches out of the Potato house &c. George Johnson and Jas. Marlin had a treat over their cow &c.

Tuesday, 3rd May, 1836. This is a fine growing morning and the River is overflowed and I have been over to Mr. Norish's for two ploughs ...... and the roads are terrible bad especially up COOK's hill and I .... to George's and the other I took home. It rains the most of this day and the Boys are about home. We hear of Armstrong being very badly hurt.

Wednesday, 4th May, 1836. This is a fine day and I have been over to Mr. Norish's to get an orger mended and I paid Mr. Norish 3/6 on account. The Boys, James, Thomas and Henry are splitting rails for Petrie.
 

Thursday, 5th May, 1836. This is a sharp frost but comes on a fine day with the wind from the Northward and James and Thomas are making a dung cart. Henry and Joseph are at plough. I have been turning over some Potatoes as they have grown considerably. James was over with a cow hide to Mr. Bateman and to the Village.

Friday, 6th May, 1836. This is a fine day and James and Thomas are carrying ashes. Henry and Joseph are at plough a little while and I have written a letter to CHARLES. George is covering in the milk house, putting the roof on &c. Mary and Eliza were over at the Village with Charles' letter.

Saturday, 7th May, 1836. This is a fine mild day and James is over at Petrie's getting his traces fixed. Thomas and Henry are chopping at George's place. Joseph and Eliza are boiling some sap they gathered last night and I have sown a little Barley and James harrowed in and I hoed round the stumps then James drew on some ashes.

Sunday, 8th May, 1836. This is a cold morning but a fine day and I have been to church and the Boys are at different places. Mary and Eliza were at Dowler's and Mrs. Black's &c. and old Mrs. Petrie was here a while and most of her Grandchildren with her and we have a number of people here tonight. George Johnson's cow died this morning.

Monday, 9th May, 1836. This is a frosty morning and a fine day and James and Henry have ploughed in a Bushell of Peas and then they harrowed in some oats. Thomas has been pilling brush and burning some and I have boarded up one end of the Milk house and my wife is over at Mr. Dowler's and elsewhere this afternoon. Eliza has been to Dowler's and to Margret Brown's &c. Petrie was here for one thing or the other, he got a chisel.

Tuesday, 10th May, 1836. James, Thomas and Henry were ploughing and harrowing in Peas and carrying off stone &c. I have carried in some ashes in the garden and dug some ground and sowed some cabbage and onions and Henry and Joseph planted 3/4 of a Bushell of Potatoes.

Wednesday, 11th May, 1836. This is a fine day and James and Thomas are logging a while and Henry and Joseph are at plough and I have been in the garden a while putting in a few onions then hoeing the borders the foot of the Big Mountain.

Thursday, 12th May, 1836. This is a fine day and James is down at the Mill and Marlin's wife with him. Henry ploughing in Peas and I have sown some wheat and Thomas is harrowing it in and James came up and the Boys put in some Barley and John came and my wife ... with him and in the afternoon I went over to Mr. Norish's and got ... and called at Mr. Truesdell's and I and my wife came away together tonight about half past seven o'clock. Comes on to blow very hard from the Northward with rain. A MAD DOG IN THE VILLAGE has bitten I believe 4 or 5 people at the Merryment and Post Office Jovel boys.

Friday, 13th May, 1836. This is a very cold morning with a fall of snow from the Northward and the Boys are carrying on dung and ashes on the land for wheat and James is at ploughing and sowing Peas for Mr. Dowler and Thos. & Henry are harrowing in wheat and Joseph is chopping with Wm. Mary, George's wife was up here.

Saturday, 14th May, 1836. This is a frosty morning but a fine day and I let Mr. Rogers have 2 bushells of oats and Wm. 1 Peck of Grass seed and James is at plough for Mr. Dowler and Thomas and Henry are drawing dung in the Land by the House. Joseph, Mary and myself were hoeing in a few potatoes, oats and grass seed then the Boys James and Henry were at plough by the House.

Sunday, 15th May, 1836. This is a dull morning with a rain shower for a while and a little Thunder and soon cleared up again and John came up and James and Thomas were at Church and John Pollock and Robert Pollock, Mr. Dowler, Mr. Petrie and his wife and Mrs. Gray and James Brown and his two sisters and John and James went to Mr. McGie's. A fine growiing evening.

Monday, 16th May, 1836 This is a fine hot day and James and Thomas are taking out stumps and Henry is over at Mr. Law's with the Horse and Ox at plough. Mary and Joseph are planting potatoes. I have been raking off rubbish and sowed some wheat by the house and there came on a tewrrible strong wind with thunder and rain. James and Thomas ploughed a small piece tonight by the cellar .

Tuesday, 17th May, 1836 This is a fine day after the rain and James was harrowing in wheat a little whole and Thomas is over at Mr. Dowler's and Henry is gone down to George's with the horse to plough and Mary and Joseph are planting potatoes. James at Mr. Dowler's Bee. I have been over to Mr. Bateman and sold him a cow hide at 8/6. It was dry and weighrd but light.

Wednesday, 18th May, 1836 This is a fine day and the boys have been at dung cart and carrying off stumps and ploughing for wheat and harrowing some in. Mary & Joseph were planting potatoes.

Thursday, 19th May, 1836 This is a fine day and the boys are ploughing up some grass seed by the old Barn and carrying out some dung and I have sowed some wheat and we got 3 pigs of George. Mary and Joseph planted potatoes. Thomas was piling Brush &c.

Friday, 20th May, 1836 This is a dull day with some rain and I have been down to Mr. Robinson's and got some things and came home and the Boys, James and Henry were at plough and Joseph planted potatoes. Thomas is piling up Brush and I have been down to the Village to Colonel Griffith's and it came on to rain a fine growing shower tonight.

Saturday, 21st May, 1836 This is a fine day and we have sown some wheat and finished and we have sown some Barley and some Oats. Joseph driving plough at William's today. Mrs. Petrie is working at some trousers for James. We have planted 8 1/2 Bushells of Potatoes this night.

Sunday, 22nd May, 1836 This is a dull morning and it comes on to rain about 11 o'clock and the Boys were in the Bush up at some of the Lakes. Comes on heavy rain tonight. George was up for the cart this afternoon.

Monday, 23rd May, 1836 This has been a very heavy rain with the wind from the Northward and continued raining the most of this day more or less. The boys have been ploughing awhile, and I have been draining the water off the wheat by the old Barn place &c. and Mrs Petrie came and finished James' trousers.Mr. Petrie took the dung cart away Saturday last. James got his boots mended by Mr. Dowler.

Tuesday, 24th May, 1836 This is a dull morning and James has gone down to Mr. Dugas' and Thomas and Henry and Joseph are at plough and finished and Thomas sowed a Bushell of Oats up the top of the Line Hill and it came on so wet he could not finish harrowing them in and we began to put in some potatoes in the drills by the house. It is a very heavy rain the land is overflown.

Wednesday, 25th May, 1836 This has been a terrible wet night ............cattle are punished very much indeed. We cannot get out to do anything scarce at all during the middle of the day, then Thomas and Henry were logging awhile. I have levelled a place where the old shanty stood and sowed it with Barley and Grass seed. Eliza came up from George's place this afternoon. Petrie's got the dung cart.

Thursday,26th May, 1836 This is a dull cold morning and so continues with the wind from the Northward. Thomas, Henry and Joseph are loging awhile and Mary and Eliza have been down to Mr. Rodger's and got on account 2/10 and came up by Mr. Robinson's and got some things of him. I have been about the house and ground an axe for Mr. Dowler and filling in a drain, &c.

Friday, 27th May, 1836 This is a dull morning and Thomas and Henry began to plant a few potatoes in the drills but it came on a terrible wet day . We sowed some Oats on the Island but could not get them harrowed in all together as it was so wet.

Saturday,28th May, 1836 This is a fine day but dull and a very little rain this evening and we have sown some Oats by Wm's house and I have covered in the drain in front of the house and sown with Barley and Grass seed and I have sown grass in different places, &c. Joseph has been planting potatoes in the drills.

Sunday, 29th May, 1836 This is a fine drying day and Thomas and I was at church and I was over to Mr. McGie's on my way home and George's wife and some of the Boy's were up and the Petrie's were here, 4 or 6 of them. Mr. & Mrs. Dowler were here. Wm., his wife and child and sister also were here.

Monday, 30th May, 1836 This is a fine day and the Boys are at their loging heaps and drawing dung &c. Joseph and Mary are planting potatoes in drills by the house. I have been in the garden and planted some carrots and have been to Mr. Truesdell's, Mr. Norrish's and have settled with Mr. Dowler, paid him 6/6, remains due to him 9/-.

Tuesday, 31st May, 1836 This is a fine day and I have been in the garden digging and sowed some and the Boy's have been drawing dung and Mary and Joseph planting potatoes. Thomas and Henry drawwing dung and making a fence and tending their log heaps and Starry calved a Bull calf and Gowan is two years old today.

Wednesday, 1st June, 1836 This is a fine day and the Boys are at their log heaps and clearing for potatoes and Mary and Joseph are planting and I am cutting some. Mrs. C.... was here for sugar,&c. Henry has cut Thomas's hand by some means or other by accident.

Thursday, 2nd June, 1836 This is a fine day and the Boys are cleaning and planting. Henry is over at Mr. Law's at plough, &c. Thomas has set fire to the chopping and it has burned pretty well. We have sowed 23 Bushells of potatoes tonight.

Friday, 3rd June, 1836 This is a fine day and they are clearing and planting and they have planted some small beans today. I have been cutting potatoes. Dowler's cow was here.

Saturday, 4th June, 1836 This is a fine day and the Boys are loging, it is very hot and they are not able to do much. Mr. Dowler had a 1/2 Bushell of Oats at 1/3. I have been cutting some potatoes.

Sunday, 5th June, 1836 ............day and I am terribly bad with the toothache. My wife and Henry wer down at George's place. Dowler's cow and pigg were here and Petrie and his wife and some of the children were here. John Pollock and Wm. Marlin, James McCurdy and George were up here this evening. Henry went over to the Village to get me something for my tooth late tonight. All the rest are well, thank God for it.

Monday, 6th June, 1836 This is a fine day and Dowler's cow and pig is here again today, running through the Crop and Henry and Mary and Joseph are clearing and planting a few potaoes. Thomas is at Marlin's loging Bee and I have a toothache most terrible bad again today and I have a blister on for it. We were obliged to kill one of our little calves this morning as we let it run and hurt itself.

Tuesday, 7th, June, 1836 This is a dull morning and Thomas is at Mr. Petrie's Bee. Henry and Joseph have been sowing a little Barley in front of the door and my toothache is a little better although very bad as yet and Henry has been down to Mr. Rodger's with a bushell of oats and down to Mr. Dugas with a Line to QUEBEC &c. It comes on a fine shower tonight.

Wednesday, 8th, June, 1836 This is a very hot day and the Boys, Thomas, Henry and Joseph are loging and I have been making a gate for the Line side and cut some potatoes. My teeth are somewhat better, thank God for it.

Thursday, 9th June, 1836 This is a fine hot day and Henry and the Oxen are over at Mr. Pollock's Bee Loging and Thomas and Joseph and Mary are planting a few and clearing up ground and I put in a little grain of Barley upon the new Land and just for trial first, I think it is too scummy.

Friday, 10th June, 1836 This is a fine hot day and Thomas, Henry, Joseph and Mary are planting and clearing up ground &c. I have been cutting up potatoes.

Saturday, 11th June, 1836 This is a fine morning and the Boys are planting potatoes and about the middle of the day it comes on a fine shower with very heavy thunder and soon cleared off and in the evening came on two more showers with thunder. I am, as near as I can tell,56 YEARS this day.

Sunday, 12th June, 1836 This is a beautiful fine day after the showers and Henry, myself and Eliza were over at the church and I received a letter from Charles and we had several people in here on their way home from Church and old Mr. Holiday and his grandson were here and got a fish hook. Petrie, his wife and his Mother were here on account of a letter about their land and I hope it is n greatly in their favour. My face is very sore as yet.

Monday, 13th June, 1836 This is a cold morning, frosty and Thomas and Henry are at Mr. Law's Bee. Mary and Joseph are planting for Mr. Petrie for Breeches making, &c. I have been harrowing in Barley about the barn and then I went down to the Mill with 2 Bushells of Wheat and got it ground there and then I went down to Mr. Jeffries respecting my deeds &c. and then I came up as far as George's place and stopped there.

Tuesday, 14th June, 1836 This is a fine but cool morning and I came up ........with my flour and a Bushell of Apple Potatoes I got of George and Thomas, Henry, Mary and Joseph are planting and cleaning off rubbish &c. and they have finished planting tonight. We had a thunder storm tonight.

Wednesday, 15th June, 1836 This is a blowing cold morning and Thomas, Henry and myself have been fencing round the wheat over the river and began to build a fence between Mr. Dowler's and ourselves as his cow and pig are in our crop every day almost. Joseph was ploughing at Petrie's today. Mary Dunn went away this forenoon and we put the cows in the lower pasture today and Dowler's cow and pig plagues us a good deal.

Thursday, 16th June, 1836 This is a fine day and we have been fencing in the Enterville and Henry got his hand cut so that he is not able to work and he has been up at the Augmentation and Mary is down at George's planting and Joseph is at Wm.'s planting. The black and sand flies are very bad.

Friday, 17th June, 1836 This is a fine day and Thomas, Mary and Joseph are down at George's place planting &c. Henry is out with the gun as he is lame. I was round the fence a little and my wife was in the garden.

Saturday, 18th June, 1836 This is a fine growing rain and Thomas, Mary, and Joseph are down at George's place but I believe they are able to but little out this morning. Petrie was here this morning. Dowler's cow and pig came into our place this morning and I have been over to her about it. I have been trying to fence in our small pigs. Henry has been down to the mill for a kettle of Meal of JOHN.

Sunday, 19th June, 1836 This is the Third Sunday after Trinity and I and Thomas have been to CHURCH. George's wife and the oldest boy were up. Mrs. Rodgers and her son, Brown's people, Lindsey, young Petrie were here for a while. Robert Johnson was here. James came home from QUEBEC this morning. All is well, thank God for it and I saw John at the Village and he is well.

Monday, 20th June, 1836 This is a fine day and Thomas and Joseph are gone down to George's to work and James is gone down to Mr. Dugas'. Wm. Marlin got the cart to fetch up potatoesand then David Petrie got the cart to fetch up a load of Lime and I have been round the fences &c. My wife and Mary were weeding and they have young turkeys this morning. My wife was over to see Mrs. Pollock as she is sick. The flies are terribly bad.

Tuesday, 21st June, 1836 This is a wet day and Thomas and Joseph are down at George's place and D Petrie came up with the cart. We can do nothing out today scarce. Henry is lame with his hand as yet.

Wednesday, 22nd June, 1836 This is a fine day with a cool wind from the Northward and James and Thomas are cutting for ashes. I have been over to Mr. Dowler's and I have been digging some post holes for fencing. Henry was weeding a little while and Mary was weeding in the garden a while. Joseph was planting at
George's. The cattle broke into the barley.

Thursday, 23rd June, 1836 This is a fine day and I have been over to the Village and put in a letter to go to Charles and settled with Mr. Griffith. Thomas and Henry are at Wm.'s today and James is chopping. My wife is weeding and Mary with her. Joseph is planting for George. I have been digging some picket holes. Dowler's cow was in our pasture.

Friday, 24th June, 1836 This is a fine day and James, Thomas and Henry are loging a while and Joseph is at George's and he came up home tonight. My wife is terribly lame with her foot , she cnnot stand on it at all.

Saturday, 25th June, 1836 This is a fine day. James is at the log heaps. Thomas and Joseph are at Mr. Pollock's. Henry at ....to go to Mr. Pickett to get some plums, &c. this morning. Mary is at Wm.'s planting. I have been at the fence and watching the cattle, &c. A small shower tonight.

Sunday, 26th June, 1836 This is a fine day indeed and Henry and I was at church at the Village and I sent a line to Mr. Pollock for his son John to take to Mrs. Henley in Montreal.

Monday, 27th June, 1836 This is a very hot day and the Boys are looking out some land for themselves. I have been at the fence but the cattle are always in mischief some of them. Wm. Marlin had our cart to the Mill. The Bailliff was down with young Hall to see Mr. Petrie today.

Tuesday, 28th June, 1836 This has been a hot day and James has been to St. Jacques and Thomas has been drawing out some Cedars from the bush and helping me with the fence. Lion got in the Barley twice today before he went to work. Petrie took Wm's saddle from here.

Wednesday,29th June, 1836 This is a fine hot day and James is attending the Militia. Thomas and Henry are loging and getting out some fencing stuff and Joseph and Mary are weeding, &c. I have been helping the Boys awhile &c. and I have laid up some rails in the fence between Dowlers and me.

Thursday, 30th June, 1836 This is a very fine hot day and the Boys are loging and Mary and Joseph have been finishing planting a half Bushell of Potatoes for himself &c. then they were weeding a little while and I have been fencing and fencing the little pigs place. It came on a fine thunder shower. William has our cart to take some of Alex Gray's

people away.

Friday, 1st July, 1836 This is a fine cool groing morning after the shower and the Boys are at their log heaps and their ashes &c. Mary and Joseph have been weeding a while and I have been hoeing weeds out of the potatoes, and Mary and Eliza have been over to Mr. Pollock's for a letter from Mr. Handley. The flies are terribly bad indeed. Dowler's cow was in our place twice today.

Saturday, 2nd July, 1836 This is a very hot day and this DAY 25 YEARS we arrived in QUEBEC from ENGLAND. James, thomas and Henry are at their log heaps & loging &c. Mary and Joseph are planting for Wm. today for an oil cake. I have been hoeing at the potato drills.

Sunday, 3rd July, 1836 There has been very heavy thunder and lightening with a little rain about midnight last and it is a very fine hot day and I was over at Church and this is the 5th Sunday after Trinity. George was here for our cart. Mrs. O'Neal and Mrs. Petrie was here. Old Dowler was here and our Barley begins to head out.

Monday, 4th July, 1836 This is a fine day with a fine growing rain and the Boys have been gathering ashes together and then they got Mr. Law to help them hoop the Letches &c. I have been finishing a gate at the Line and been at the pig fence &c.

Tuesday, 5th July, 1836 This is a fine growing day and they have been at the pot ash house and James and Wm. were down at Truedell's for a Dollars worth of 1 1/2 inch Boards and we were hoeing up potatoes. Then Thomas and Henry began to cut some logs for the Barn. I worked at the pig fence again. Mrs. Petrie was here finishing a jacket for Joseph &c. Dowler brought home some shoes at 3 shillings mending. Blows hard from the Southward.

Wednesday, 6th July, 1836 This is a fine day and James and Wm. are at the Potash house. Thomas, Henry , Joseph and Mary are at the potatoes hoeing them up and gathering up and covering their ashes as it comes a fine shower. I have been striving to stop out Dowler's cow out of his meadow.

Thursday, 7th July, 1836 This is a fine growing day and James, Thomas and Henry are getting out Receivers for the Letches &c. Mary, Joseph and myself were weeding a while, cutting thistles out of the wheat, &c. Petrie has been drawing some wood for melting.

Friday, 8th July, 1836 This is a very fine hot day and James is helpping Wm. at the Potash house, putting spouts up, &c. and the two Petries are Melting. Thomas is clearing at the Ground for turnips and Henry is mowing a little of Clover at the bottom of the Garden. I have been mending a rake or two and then I went down to the Mill and got half a Kettle of Meal of John. Mary and Joseph were cutting thistles in the wheat.

Saturday, 9th July, 1836 This is a fine hot day and James is over at Mr. Pollock's and got two bushells of Potatoes. James and Thomas are cutting logs for the Barn. Henry is harrowing ground for turnips and sowed a few. Joseph, Mary and Myself have been cutting thistles in the wheat and we carried in a few bundles of hay. Come on a fine thunder shower this afternoon and another in the evening. John has our bull away.

Sunday, 10th July, 1836 This is a fine day and James and Me was at Church and this is the 6th Sunday after Trinity. Mary is down at George's place where there is a WEDDING there today and sure enough it is PADDY'S WEDDING where they thought to get married without a Ring. Dowler and Mrs. Petrie were here and Jane, our Wm.'s housekeeper, was here at the time.

Monday, 11th July, 1836 This is a fine cool day with a breeze from the Northward and the boys are cutting logs and drawing a few &c. and Thomas has cut his leg very bad. Joseph is weeding and my Wife and Mary is weeding in the garden. I have been down to the schoolhouse on account of electing Trustees and myself, Mr. McGie and Mr. Pollock are the three.

Tuesday, 12th July, 1836 This is a fine hot day and James and Thomas are loging with Wm., and Mary and Joseph are weeding and my wife and myself in the garden. Thomas is laying by with his sore leg. The flies are terrible bad. Dowler's cow was in our potatoes twice today. We got 2 Bushells of Potatoes of Mr. Dowler.

Wednesday 13th July, 1836 This is a fine day with a cool breeze from the Southward and cloudy weather. James is about home. Henry is at Mr. Pollock's. Mary and Joseph are weeding the grain. My wife and myself in the garden a little while today. It comes on rain this afternoon Francis Morgan and his wife were here a while this afternoon. Thomas' leg is very sore. He complains with it a great deal.

Thursday, 14th July, 1836 This is a fine cool morning and James and Henry have been ploughing up potato drills.James sowed some turnips last evening, then they were getting some logs out of the bush for the barn.Joseph and Mary and myself hoeing up potatoes and the I went down to the Mill and got 1/2 bushell of Oatmeal and John's...........but saw and came home about dark tonight.

Friday, 15th July, 1836 This is a fine day with a cool breeze from the Northward and I am hoeing up potatoes for a while. Mary weeding, Joseph down at Mr. Wallace's for cabbage plants. James and Henry are at George's place getting out shingles and stuff. James was helping William a while at his Letches this morning.

Saturday, 16th July, 1836 This is a fine day and James and Henry are getting out logs out of the Bush.Joseph and Mary are weeding a little while. My wife planted some EARL OF YORK we got of Mrs. Wallace and I have been getting the bark of some of the logs. Mr. Fisher and his son from St. Rock's came here tonight. Our Thomas has been too much on his leg and he made it swell.

Sunday, 17th July, 1836 This is a fine day and our Minister is out, there is no Prayers at the Parsonage House today and this is the 7th Sunday after Trinity and I have had a journey as far as Mr. Cook's after Mr. Fisher's mare as she ran off and Henry was after her too. George's pony broke out several times. George's wife and two sons were up here and my wife was over at Petrie's and Dowler was here a while. Mr. Fisher went off home this afternoon. The flies are very bad.

Monday, 18th July, 1836 This is a fine morning and I have begun to reap a little grass among the Rocks. james has been up to Brown's about some lime they are due us. Thomas is very lame with his leg. Our cattle broke into the grain today. Henry has been up to Mr. Haliday for two potash barrells then he was drawiong logs. James mowing on the hill by the garden a while.

Tuesday, 19th July, 1836 This is a fine hot day, cloudy at times, symptoms of rain. James is over getting the horses shod. Henry is cutting rafters. Joseph and myself barking logs and carried in some hay. Henry down to Mr. Dugas' for the BULL. James and Henry are melting for Wm.

Wednesday, 20th July, 1836 This is a fine dry day with a good breeze from the Northwest. Henry is helping cut some wood at the Potash for Wm. as he is not well. James is over at Mr. Law's buying some meadow grass and up at Petrie's and they headed up a barrell of Potash and started for MONTREAL. Joseph and I have been barking some logs and then we carried in some hay. Henry drew a log or two, then he went through the TOWNSHIP with James and came home in the night. LION has been in the wheat and barley and did some damage. Thomas' foot is getting better.

Thursday, 21st July, 1836 This is a fine hot day and Henry is mowing a little while. Then he drew out some rafters. Joseph and I have been barking some logs &c.and I carried in a little hay this evening. My wife and the girls have sore hands and fingers.

Friday, 22nd July, 1836 This is a very dry hot day with a good breeze from the Northwest and Henry was mowing a little while this morning then drawing out some Ribs for the Barn. i was at the fence a while stoping in the Hogs &c. then shaking out some grass and carried in a few bundles of hay. Henry was barking some rafters.

Saturday, 23rd July, 1836 This is a fine day and Henry is mowing a little but cannot get on very well and I have been carrying in some hay and mending up an old sleigh. James came home from MONTREAL Joseph is poorly and Thomas is lame as yet but is getting better. My wife's hands are sore.

Sunday, 24th July, 1836 This is a fine rainy shower this morning and we have Mr. Dowler here a while and Wm., his wife and child and her Maid Servant and George was here for the cart &c.

Monday, 25th July, 1836 This is a fine day and the Boys are Mowing and I have been down to Mr. Robinson's and paid him 3.12.6 on account. Henry drew up some logs to the Building place . Paid George on account 1/3. Paid Mr. Pollock 3/- on account of Spirits and candles.

Tuesday 26th July, 1836 This is rather cloudy the first of the morning but turns out fine. Henry at Mr. Pollock's for potatoes. James over at Mr. Petrie's a while and emptying some Letches and got down a few ashes and began to fill one or two then laid the Foundation for the Barn. I have been inthe hay and carried in a little.

Wednesday, 27th July, 1836 This is a fine day and we have some Hands to Lay the Barn up. Hugh Law, Wm. Marlin, James & Wm. Brown, Thos. Hamilton, David Petrie, Jr., and George, Wm., Thomas, and Henry and Mr. Pollock's oxen and we put in a little Hay.

Thursday, 28th July, 1836 This is a fine day and the Boys are getting ashes in the Letches and carried in some hay. Mrs. Petrie was here cutting Joseph some trousers &c.

Friday, 29th July, 1836 This is a dull morning and the wind from the Nortward and Mr. Rourke came home with our cart. The Boys are at the Potash house at their Letches and it comes on a fine rain all day. We have been making a shaving horse &c. Our hogs have spoiled some potatoes.

Saturday, 30th July, 1836 This is a fine morning after the rain and our hogs have been spoiling more potatoes and James and them have begun to Boil this morning. I have begun to turn the dung over about the old Barn. Thomas and Henry are mowing for John Booth, the schoolmaster.

Sunday, 31st July, 1836 This is a fine growing day with the wind from the Southward and James and Henry are at Mr. Jeffries Church as this is the first day of Preaching in it.My head has been very dizzy the first of the morning. Our Bull has been through the crop this forenoon, we had some trouble to get him out.

Monday, 1st Augt, 1836 Cloudy morning then comes on a fine shower then it soon clears up and we have bween at the Potash and James and Thomas and Henry have been getting some Poles for the Barn and fixing some Beams. i have been at the fences in places as the cattle break through in the grain &c.

Tuesday, 2nd Augt, 1836 This is a cool morning but fine and the Boys have been boiling all night and my wife and Henry have been down to George's and brought up some shingles and some flour makes us 139 1/2 flour in all. I have been raking up some shaving shingles. Thomas mowing and they have drawn up some Poles for the Barn loft. James melted tonight.

Wednesday,3rd Augt, 1836 This is a dull morning and James and Wllm are getting ribs on the barn and began to shingle a small piece and they are getting ready to start for Montreal but it comes on to rain this afternoon. i have been shaking out. Thos. has been mowing awhile. Henry down at George's for his horse. Our hogs have been in the potatoes.

Thursday, 4th Augt, 1836 This is a fine day after the shower and my wife, Wllm and Joseph started for MONTREAL with a barrell of potash and butter. I have been mending the pig fence. James and Thos. have been at the barn. Henry out to St Jacques. I have been turning hay and we got in one load and our cow Jasper got in the oat's this two days. The flies are bad. George's Mary was here.

Friday, 5th Augt, 1836 This is a fine day and Jas., Thos., and Henry are down at George's mowing awhile then they came home and carried in some hay. I have been mending the fences &c. and raking hay.

Saturday, 6th Augt, 1836 This is a fine day and the Boys are mowing at home a while this morning and Henry has cut his finger not able to do anything. I have been over to Mr. O'Neal's to judge between him and Mr. Scally respecting some damage done in his oats by Scalley's cow and Mr. Petrie was for Mr. O'Neal and we brought in damage against Scalley for 5 1/2 Bushells of Oats. We began to reap some BARLEY, then we carried some hay.

Sunday, 7th Augt, 1836 This is a fine day we took up some new potatoes for the first meal this season. Lion has broken out of the Pasture into the Barley 3 days running. He has gotten into mischief. Dowler was here awhile this morning. This is the 10th Sunday after Trinity.

Monday 8th Augt, 1836 This is a fine rain ever since day Light this morning and lasted a little while and the Boys are mowing up the Big Mountain and my wife and Joseph came home from Montreal about breakfast time.

Tuesday, 9th Augt, 1836 This is a fine day but there has been a frost this morning and lasted a little while and the Boys are Mowing a while then reaping Barley by the MOUNTAIN . I have been over to the Village to see Mr. Jeffries ( the minister)and to the Blacksmiths.

Wednesday, 10th Augt, 1836 This is a fine day and they have been mowing awhile then they were covering a piece of the barn in and Henry has been to George's for some shingles and Wm at work for us today. Thos. and Henry were mowing for him awhile and we have been carrying in hay and Barley. Mare, cows and pig have got into mischief today. William was shingling half a day.

Thursday, 11th Augt, 1836 Dull morning with a little fall of rain and the Boys have been at the barn some of them. Henry mowing for George. Thos. mowing for William and James and Joseph have been mowing a little Barley and in the afternoon we got in some hay. John Pollock has our sleigh at the Meadow. Henry brought up some shingles tonight. Old Jane is helping us this two days. The hogs were in the potatoes.

Friday, 12th Augt, 1836 This is a fine day and the Boys are mowing in the Meadow and I have carried in some Barley.

Saturday, 13th Augt, 1836 This is a very fine morning then it comes over cloudy and the Boys are in the Meadow stuking up the Hay and I have got in some Barley and was helping Wm. get in some hay. We began to take up some potatoes by the Big Mountain. Henry mowed the last of our Grass by the Line side on the top of the Hill towards Mr. Reid's.

Sunday, 14th Augt, 1836 This is a fine shower this morning and my (wife is over at James) Marlins and almost every day as the Child is very bad from the scald she got. This is the 11th Sunday after Trinity. My wife and I were down at George's place awhile.

Monday, 15th Augt, 1836 This is a fine day and James is at Petrie's. Thos. & Henry at George's mowing and I have been at the fence over the river by the wheat.

Tuesday, 16th Augt, 1836 This is a very fine hot day and James is chopping at Marlin's. Thomas and Henry are chopping for ourselves. I have threashed some Barley and we have some Indians come here tonight.

Wednesday, 17th Augt, 1836 Thomas and Henry are helping William mow a while in the Meadow this morning and I have cleaned up some barley and the Indians are still here, they have been loging this afternoon and I have been threashing Barley a while. My wife has gone down to Mr. Dugas.Petrie got our cart to go for lime.

Thursday, 18th Augt, 1836 This is a very fine day and the Boys are at work at the barn awhile. Henry is over helping saw off some bolts and afterwards they are of no use then Henry went down to the Mill with two Bushells of Barley and my wife came up. I have a very sore foot this afternoon. Comes on to rain tonight. Boys are at the threashing.

Friday, 19th Augt, 1836 This has been a fine rain all night and our Boys James and Thos. are drawing in a few ashes as the morning is wet and Henry came home from the Mill and then they went to chopping.

Saturday, 20th Augt, 1836 This is a fine day after the rain and James is at Mr. Pollock's Bee. Thos. and Henry are chopping. Joseph is down at the Lime Kiln for a load of Lime and I have cleaned up some Barley and Wm. has 1 Bushell and I began to cut the Barley by the Big Mountain.

Sunday, 21st Augt, 1836 There was a white frost this morning and showers most of the day and at night came on athunder storm. George was here for the cart and he had Mary down with him and the Petrie boy was here for flour &c. This is the 12th Sunday after Trinity.

Monday, 22nd Augt, 1836 There is a white frost and little showers at times all day. Boys are loging. I have reaped a little Barley. David Petrie has been helping the Boys today. Mary is down at George's place.

Tuesday, 23rd Augt, 1836 There is a white frost and the Boys are loging and David Petrie is along with them. I have been getting in a little barley. Thomas is at Mr. Holtby's Bee. Wm. Brown was here tonight.

Wednesday, 24th Augt, 1836 This is a fine day and we have got in a few Sheaves of Barley and James is at Wm. Brown's Bee and Thomas and Henry are chopping. Petrie got a Bushell of Barley.

Thursday, 25th Augt, 1836 This is a fine drying day and we have got in a little Barley and James, Wm., and Henry are loging for ashes and I have been reaping a little Barley and we were obliged to shut up our fowl last night. We hear of Mr. Rodgers being dead. Wm.'s hog was in our Peas. Thomas is mowing at Petrie's.

Friday 26th Augt, 1836 This is fine hot day and James and Henry are at thier log heaps and Thos. is loging with Wm. and my wife and Joseph are at Mr. Rodger's funeral. I have threashed a little Barley and carried in a little.

Saturday, 27th Augt, 1836 ..........hot day and the Boys are at thier log heaps and I have reaped a little Barley. It comes on a little rain but a very little indeed.

Sunday, 28th Augt, 1836 This is a fine day. George came up here early and took Mary and Eliza down with him to keep house while they go to the Township to Mrs. Coultra. John Pollock was here awhile. My wife was over at James Marlin's seeing the child and at old Mrs. Petrie's as she is poorly from a hurt she got.

Monday, 29th Augt, 1836 This is a very hot day till the afternoon then it came on a thunder storm. The boys are loging &c. I have reaped a little barley and Mr. Truesdell came here and he and I went up the Mountain a little way.

Tuesday, 30th Augt, 1836 Rained mostly all night and all day nearly from the Northward and the Boys have great work to save thier ashes &c. They are getting some down into the Letches. One of our cows got through the fence into Mr. Marlin's side but did not do much miscief as it happened.

Wednesday, 31st Augt, 1836 This is a fine day and I have got in a few sheaves of Barley and the Boys have been loging &c. and at thier ashes and emptying some Letches and Marlin and Petrie melted here tonight. I began to cut a few oats.

Thursday, 1st Sept., 1836 This is a wet morning and the Boys are taking care of thier ashes as well as they can and I have been at the Barley.James and Joseph went down to Mr. Lindsay's child Funeral.The Pollock girls were here and the boys have begun to boil some potash.

Friday, 2nd Sept., 1836 This is a fine morning and there came on a shower about the middle of the day and I have been turning some barley and sent 2 Bushells to the Mill and the Boys are at thier Potash &c. Mr. Mack was here this evening. I have reaped some grass seed.

Saturday, 3rd Sept., 1836 This is a fine day but dull and I have got in a little barley and the boys are at their potash and they have been looking out some shingle wood and it comes on to rain tonight.

Sunday, 4th Sept., 1836 This is a wet day and the boys were boiling all night at their Potash. 14th Sunday after Trinity. James is gone up to Mr. Holliday's &c.

Monday, 5th Sept., 1836 This is a frosty morning and Marlins are started to Montreal and James is getting ready to go. I have been at different things. My wife was down at George's. I carried in oats and grass seed.

Tuesday, 6th Sept., 1836 This is a frosty morning and James has started for MONTREAL with a barrell of Potash and I have threashed some oats for the horse. George, Thomas and Henry are getting shingles.

Wednesday, 7th, Sept., 1836 This is a sharp frost for the first time and Thomas and Henry are getting shingle bolts over from James Marlin's. I have been reaping Oats. My wife at Petrie's.

Thursday, 8th Sept., 1836 This is a frosty morning but fine. The boys are after bolts and slayed a small sow of Mary's.

Friday, 9th Sept., 1836 This is a fine day and the boys are after shingles, wood, &c. George is splitting some. I have been reaping oats and carried in some. (18, 42, 43)

sheaves of Black Oats.

Saturday, 10th Sept., 1836 This is a fine morning and the boys have been fixing a cow pen as they are getting in mischief all the time and the boys have been sawing off shingle bolts. I have been reaping and carried in 12 sheaves of English Oats and 6 of Barley, &c. James came home from Montreal. Comes on to rain.

Sunday, 11th Sept., 1836 This is a wet morning and it rained all last night and it comes on a fine day and we went to church 5 of us and our John came up a while and J Pollock was here and my wife and the children were over to Mrs. Petrie's. This is the 15th Sunday after Trinity.

Monday, 12th Sept., 1836 This is a very fine morning and the boys are helping Wm. in the road a while and getting shingles over the river and I have been reaping oats and the children Mary and Joseph began to reap wheat.

Tuesday, 13th Sept., 1836 This is a frosty morning and it turns out a fine day but very hot for the time. James, George, Henry and Joseph at work at the barn. Mary and myself reaping wheat and got in a few English oats. Thomas is mowing peas. We had a consulting matter respecting old Dowler's peas. He is very BLACKHEARTED.

Wednesday, 14th Sept., 1836 This is a very fne hot day and James, George, Joseph and Henry are at the barn and finished shingling of it. Myself and Mary reaping wheat and Thomas mowing peas and we put in some oats and wheat, 33 sheaves of Oats and 24 sheaves of Wheat.

Thursday, 15th Sept., 1836 This is a fine day and the boys are mowing peas and at work at the barn and carried in some peas and wheat and a few oats. We reaped wheat and oats and barley. James has been to Langan's and bought 30 bushells of potatoes at 10d per bushell.

Friday, 16th Sept., 1836 This is a fine day and James and the oxen are at James Marlin's. The rest of us were reaping oats and carrying in peas, wheat and oats. My wife is down at George's and at the village.

Saturday 17th Sept., 1836 This is a wet morning and we can do but little out. Marlin and Hugh Law were here this morning and I have been mending the fence up the hill as the cows got in the oats. I sent Henry down to the Mill with 2 bushells of barley and 1 bushell of rye for Mr. Law and some for James Marlin and Mr. Dunn. I have been over to Mr. Truesdell looking out some boards. Pigs are in the oats.

Sunday, 18th Sept., 1836 This is a fine day after the rain and the pigs and the cattle are troublesome. H.Law,, J.Marlin and Mr. Dunn were here for the flour and my wife and some of the boys and the girls are at Church and young Petrie started with them and old Dowler was in here and paid me a plug of tobacco he was due to me. This is the 16th Sunday after Trinity.

Monday, 19th Sept., 1836 This is a fine hot day with one small thunder shower and I have been down to Mr. Dugas and to Mr. jeffries and to a meeting at the Village respecting SCHOOLS &c. Boys reaping wheat over the river and got in some oats from by the garden cellar &c.

Tuesday, 20th Sept., 1836 There was a very heavy shower in the night but a fine day and the boys are loging and I have taken in 77 sheaves of oats. Adeline Truesdell was here today.

Wednesday, 21st Sept., 1836 This is a fine day and James is at James Gray's Bee and Thomas is reaping wheat and Henry is over at the Village helping raise the ENGLISH CHURCH and I have been binding wheat and put in some. The cows have destroyed a small field of oats.

Thursday, 22nd Sept., 1836 There was a very small shower this morning and turned out a fine day and the Boys are loging for Wm. Mary and Joseph are reaping wheat and we have carried in all from over the river.

Friday, 23rd Sept., 1836 This is a dull morning with the wind from the Northwest and Joseph is gone down with George's horse as he took ours away last night. I have been binding a little wheat and oats &c. Boys are over at Petrie's putting a roof on their shantee. Mr. Lawwas here this morning and we have been reaping some wheat and carried in 62 sheaves of oats. Come on to rain tonight.

Saturday, 24th Sept., 1836 This is a fine morning after the rain. A Mr. Skelly came here with the cart at 2/6 and the boys have been loging a while and I have been reaping oats and it comes on to rain and our cattle have been in Marlin's oats, etc.

Sunday, 25th Sept., 1836 This is a fine day and Brown's girls called in on their way to Church and two of our boys and two of the girls went to Mr. Jeffries church and I was there. The bears are plentiful in people's oats and our cattle have been troublesome. 17th Sunday after Trinity.

Monday, 26th Sept., 1836 It has been rather inclined to be wet and I was obliged to take in a little wheat but it is not in good order. The cattle are so very troublesome. Mr Law and our boys are loging and then went over to Mr Dunn's to under brush a little. The cows were in Marlin's oats as he will not mend his fence. Petrie was here tonight and James was over at the blacksmith getting the loging chain mended and Petrie was here tonight as they had been after bears &c.

Tuesday, 27th Sept., 1836 This is a very wet morning and the Boys, James & Henry are at Mr. Dunn's chopping Bee and Thomas is at the log heaps. Joseph is minding the cattle every day at times we have too many as are not belonging to ourselves and they have done a good deal of mischief in the grain and it comes on to snow a while tonight.

Wednesday, 28th Sept., 1836 This is a fine day after the snow and rain and we have been reaping oats all hands today and put in a few. It was a sharp frost this morning.

Thursday, 29th Sept., 1836 This is a little frost and the boys are at their loging and Mr. Dunn's and reaping oats and we have put in some of the Island. George fetched away his onions and cabbage.

Friday, 30th Sept., 1836 This is a fine day but cold and our boys and John Pollock are loging at Mr. Dunn's. I have been reaping oats and put in some of the Hill by the Line side.

Saturday, 1st Octr. 1836 This is a cold morning with the wind from the Northward and the Boys and John Pollock are loging and Joseph and I have got in the last of our oats. It comes on to rain very heavy tonight.

Sunday, 2nd Octr. 1836 This is a very wet morning and I was at Church. The rest of the family did not go. It cleared up about the middle of the day. Blows hard from the Southwest. This is the 18th Sunday after Trinity. The cattle are in mischief.

Monday, 3rd Octr. 1836 This is a fine day and we have been reaping barley by the old barn and the boys have been drawing ashes from Mr. Dunn's and emptying letches and filling them with fresh ashes &c. and we have finished our harvest this night.

Tuesday, 4th Octr. 1836 This is a fine day but very cold wind and I have been reaping for William and Mary and Joseph are reaping for George and they have filled their letches and begun to boil. Henry has been to the Mill with 1 1/2 bushell of barley.

Wednesday, 5th Octr. 1836 This is a fine morning but cold and James and Henry are at James Brown's Bee. Thomas is boiling at the potsh and Helping William get in his wheat. I have been down to Mr. Dugas and Mr Jeffries and brought up two of Mrs Dugas daughters to Truesdells and it is a very wet night, very bad for the cattle.

Thursday, 6th Octr. 1836 This is a wet morning and they are at the potash and they have begun to take up the potatoes and I have been firing up the stove &c. as times are getting cold. Rained a ittle most of this day. The cows have destoyed some potatoes under the Mountain.

Friday, 7th Octr. 1836 This is at times a little showery with hail and rain at times, and James, Thomas and Henry are loging at Mr Law's and Mary, Joseph and Eliza are taking up some potatoes and I am BOILING at the Potash house.

Saturday, 8th Octr. 1836 This is a fine day but cold and James is at the Potash and Melted tonight and the others have been digging potatoes.

Sunday, 9th Octr. 1836 This is a fine day and we were at Church, 3 of us and called in at Mr Truesdell's. Gowan (Gaun ) Brown's wife and her sister, Petrie's wife and George's wife were here and old Mr Dowler was in.

Monday, 10th Octr. 1836 This is a fine day and James and Thomas are at Marlin's chopping Bee. I sent up 2 1/2 Bushells of Potatoes to Mr. Truesdells at 1/- per bushell and brought ...............back. Mary and Joseph are diging potatoes and I am threashing barley.

Tuesday, 11th Octr., 1836 This is a fine day and James is helping Wm. with potash barrel. Thomas and the others are taking up potatoes. I have been threashing oats for the horse.

Wednesday, 12th Octr., 1836 This is a dull cold day with the wind from the Northward. Thomas, Mary and Joseph are taking up potatoes. James and Henry are starting for Montreal but it comes in a snow storm and they did not start.

Thursday, 13th Octr., 1836 This is a fine day after the snow and the Boys, James and Henry started with 2 barrels of Potash to MONTREAL and Thomas and Joseph have been over to Mr. Hobbs with a Bushell of Barley to be ground and I have taken up a few potatoes and they drew a little wood.

Friday, 14th Octr., 1836 This is a dull day part of it with showers then comes on quite hot then changed cold and dull and comes on to rain tonight.
We have taken up a few potatoes today.

Saturday, 15th Octr., 1836 This is a dull morning but warm weather and Mary and Joseph are at Petrie's taking up potatoes. Thomas and Eliza and myself took some up at home.

Sunday, 16th Octr., 1836 This was a wet day and I was over at the village at the Church house and Thomas was up the Township seeing Wm. Tye as his arm is very bad. I subscribed 5/- towards the English Church.

Monday, 17th Octr., 1836 This is a snowy morning and comes on to blow very hard from the S'west and cold storms and we have been digging at our potato drills, we ploughed the last part of them out.

Tuesday, 18th Octr., 1836 This is a fine day and we have finished our drills and have taken up under the Mountain. Mr. James Marlin has been helping us. I am threashing some barley.

Wednesday, 19th Octr., 1836 This is a snowy day and James and Henry came home from MONTREAL and we could do nothing at the potatoes today. Thomas Mitchell came.

Thursday, 20th Octr., 1836 This is a stormy day and I have been down to Mr. Robinson's and paid him 10 dollars on account and the boys have been at work at the cow house &c. and Mr Mitchell has begun to lay the upper floor. James brought home a horse yesterday. 1 1/2 bushells barley to Mr. Hobbs.

Friday, 21st Octr., 1836 This is a stormy day and I have been down to Mr. Robinson's and bought a side of beef at 2d per lb. weight 117lbs. 19/6. George and the boys are at the cow house and took up some potatoes. Mr. Mitchell at the floor.

Saturday, 22nd Octr., 1836 This is a sharp frost but a fine day and the boys are at the cow house floor and took up some potatoes. I have threashed some barley.

Sunday, 23rd Octr., 1836 This is a fine day and we have been over to the Village and we had our John up a while, George and several other people.

Monday, 24th Octr., 1836 This is a fine morning and the boys are at the potatoes and I have begun to boil for Wm. at the potash.. Comes on to blow and freeze very hard tonight. Mr. Mitchell is at the floor.

Tuesday, 25th Octr., 1836 This is a cold day and the boys are trying to take up the potatoes but it is hard frost. I am boiling for Wm. and they are getting ready for a Bee. Henry over to Mr. Hobbs with 1 1/2 bushells of barley.

Wednesday, 26th Octr., 1836 This is a fine day but cold and we have some hands and carts, horses and oxen drawing wood and ashes. I was boiling awhile and we have bought Mr Reid's Lot of Land at 65 dollars and I let him have Cowen ( the ox) for 10 dollars in part payment.

Thursday, 27th Octr., 1836 This is a fine day but it is hard frost and the boys are fixing the cow bails and I am boiling for Wm.

Friday, 28th Octr., 1836 This is a sharp frosty morning but a fine day and the boys James and Thomas are fixing the Cow Bails. Henry was at Mr. Bateman's Bee and I am boiling for Wm. &c. It comes on a snow storm tonight.

Saturday, 29th Octr., 1836 This is a dull morning rather inclined to snow and Thomas and James are putting in the stove pipes through the roof and fixing the stable for the horses and henry is at Mr. Bateman's and I am boiling poash for Wm.

Sunday, 30th Octr., 1836 This is a frosty morning but a fine day and ..............was here to get a line written and James is gone up the township and Nancy Brown was at our house this forenoon a while and Miss Joole (Poole?) was here with her. Nancy Brown has six BOOKS of ours and we had several people call in the afternoon.

Monday, 31st Octr., 1836 This is a fine day and James and Thomas have been down for Lime. Henry has been about home. I have been boiling Wm.'s potash and the boys are all up at Has. (Jas?) Brown's tonight. Henry drew in a bit of Potatoes. I am very poorly with a bad cold.

Tuesday, 1st Novr., 1836 This is a fine clear day and I have been boiling and the boys are at the barn and George has our horse up the Township. mary was down at George's for the horse but he had not come home. John Pollock was here tonight.

Wednesday, 2nd Novr., 1836 This is a fine clear frosty day and I am boiling and Thomas and Henry are loging for James Marlin and James is at work at the barn and Wm. and he have bought all James Marlin's hay and straw at 15 dollars L3.15. 0. Thomas Mitchell is at work at the floor.

Thursday, 3rd. Novr.,1836 This is a cold day with the wind from the Northward and James and I have been at the barn, and in the afternoon James and Joseph set fire to some log piles at Mr. Dunn's Thomas and Henry are at Mr. Pollock's. Mr. Mitchell is at work at the floor. James Marlin emptied some letches.

Friday, 4th., Novr.,1836 This is a dull cold morning with the wind from the Northward and our boys and John Pollock are getting up firewood, setting up sugar troughs &c. and attending the log heaps at Mr. Dunn's. I have been about the house and barn.

Saturday, 5th., Novr.,1836 This is a clear frosty morning and the boys are at their log heaps at Mr. Dunn's and Wm. has the old horse to fetch a load of ashes from James Marlin's. James and Thomas are making a log heap or two and then Thomas was drawing wood to the potash house for James Marlin. I have cleaned up a bushell of barley at Wm.'s place and sent it to Mr. Hobbs and James drew a few bushells of ashes for Jas. (Jos?) Marlin.

Sunday, 6th., Novr.,1836 This is a fine day and Thomas & myself were about home awhile then my wife & me & Joseph were over at Mr. Reid's lot that I bought the other day. We had several people in today and Joseph has been down to George's. Mary went down to George's this evening.

Monday, 7th., Novr.,1836 This is a dull morning and James, Thomas and John Pollock are over at their new Lots chopping and Henry drawing wood for Wm. Marlin and I got a pair of boots from my son Charles by George, Joseph and me drawing some firewood.

Tuesday, 8th., Novr.,1836 This is a fine day and James, Thomas and Henry and Edward Greening were choppong and loging at their lots over by James Marlin's and Joseph and myself were down at George's place for the cart and fetched up 8 planks from Mr. Truesdells at 3/9.

Wednesday, 9th., Novr.,1836 This is a fine day and James, Thomas and David Petrie are chopping over by James marlin's and Henry has drawn a load of ashes from Mr. Dunn's and then he was helping James Marlin with his ashes &c. I have been over to Mr. Pollock's and got 31 lbs. of beef at 2d. equalling 5/2. Joseph went over to Mr. Hobb's Mill with a bushell of barley for William and we have bought a pig of Mr. Law at 3 dollars.

Thursday, 10th., Novr.,1836 This is a fine day and James, Thomas, Henry and David Petrie and John Pollock are loging. Joseph up the Township with a potash barrel for Francis Morgan and I have a temporary floor fixed and began to threash in the new BARN.

Friday, 11th., Novr.,1836 This is a dull morning and the boys are over at the log heaps &c. Joseph is out to St. Jacques with Wm. on their way to Montreal. Comes on a very wet day. I have begun to threash some whaet and Petrie's old brown oxen came.

Saturday, 12th., Novr.,1836 This is a wet day and I have been threashing some wheat and cleaned up 1 bushell and a quart and sent it to Mr. Dugas to be ground and the boys have been after their ashes as they have some few bushells spoiled.

Sunday, 13th., Novr.,1836 This is a fine day after the rain and Henry came up from the Mill as he stopped at George's last night. Some of the Brown girls were here and John Pollock was here and our boys some of them were up there a while tonight.

Monday, 14th., Novr.,1836 This is a fine morning and the boys and John Pollock were chopping at their own lots and Joseph has been drawing some wood to Wm.'s place and cutting it. I have cleaned up a bushell of oats and threashed some. Comes on to snow tonight, wind from the Northward.

Tuesday, 15th., Novr.,1836 This is a fine mild morning and James, Henry, John Pollock and David Petrie were chopping and loging at their own lots and I have been threashing some oats and Mr. Conley Casidy got my crowbar.

Wednesday, 16th. Novr.,1836 This is a mild day with some snow and James and David Petrie were chopping for ourselves and Thomas and Henry were chopping for Mr. Pollock and I have been threashing a few oats and cleaned up 3 1/2 bushells and then I began threashing out some wheat. Florella Mitchell was here about her bag and her Father's plane.

Thursday, 17th., Novr.,1836 This is a fine day and James and Joseph are gathering in some ashes and Thomas and Henry with the oxen are loging for Mr. Pollock. I have cleaned up 1 3/4 bushells of wheat and 1 bushell of barley. Mrs. Petrei, old Petrie, and young Petrie were here this evening. Wm. came home from MONTREAL.

Saturday, 19th., Novr.,1836 This is a fine morning but sharp frost and the boys have killed a sow Cutha and I have been to Mr. Dugas mill with 1 3/4 bushells of wheat and 1 bushell of barley. James, Thomas and Henry are at their log heaps and their ashes.

Sunday, 20th.,Novr.,1836 This is a fine day and James, Mary,Joseph and myself were at church and our John came up and John Pollock was here awhile.

Monday 21st., Novr.,1836 There has been some rain in the night and early this morning and then it came on a heavy snow storm from the Northward and James, Thomas, Henry and Joseph are emptying letches and done as far as they could. It is a terrible wet day. I have been threashing a little wet barley.

Tuesday, 22nd., Novr.,1836 This is a fine mild morning after the rain and the boys are after ashes and they broke down their train. Roads are bad and slippery. Cattle cannot stand. They are helping James Marlin melt tonight. I have been threashing some of the green barley.

Wednesday, 23rd., Novr.,1836 This is a fine day but froze hard this morning and Henry is now at Mr. Norris's and james and Thomas are drawing up some ashes. I have cleaned up a bushell of barley.

Thursday, 24th., Novr.,1836 This is a fine day and the boys are at their potash and drawing wood &C. I have been threashing some green barley and cleaned up 1 1/2 bushell and George was up here tonight.

Friday, 25th., Novr.,1836 This is a fine but cold morning and my wife, Thomas and Henry are down at George's place killing pigs &c. James is at the potash. I have threashed a few oats. George came up with his Mother.

Saturday, 26th., Novr.,1836 This is a fine day but very cold and James, Thomas and Joseph are at the potash. Henry over at Mr. Holtby's and I have been threashing some oats. William fetched some hay fron Jas. Marlin's. I cleaned up 4 1/2 bushells of oats.

Sunday, 27th., Novr.,1836 This is a fine day but cold.................James and Joseph and myself were over at church.

Monday, 28th., Novr.,1836 This is a fine day but sharp frost and the boys James and Henry were at the potash and Thomas is at Mr. McGee's. i threashed some wheat at Edward Greening's commenced his potash. Mary is gone down to George's place to spin some wool &c.

Tuesday, 29th., Novr.,1836 This is a fine day and James fetched a load of ashes for Edward Greening then James, Thomas and Henry were chopping their lots. Joseph and I fetched down a little firewood then I cleaned up a bushell of wheat.

Wednesday, 30th., Novr.,1836 This is a snowy morning and James has fetched a load of ashes for Edward Greening. Boys Thomas and Henry grinding their axes. I was threashing some English oats. Snowed all day. The boys began to make a sleigh. Joseph was boiling a few salts.

Thursday, 1st., Decr., 1836. This is a fine but cold day with the wind from the Northward and I have sent 1 Bushell of barley to Mr. Rodgers, 1 1/2 bushell of oats and 1 bushell of barley to Mr. Dugas Mill. The boys Thomas, Henry and Joseph are chopping for ashes and James has fetched up a load of lime and I have cleaned up 1 1/2 bushell of English and Canadian oats mixed. Very cold tonight. I gave Jas. Marlin an order for 7/6.

Friday, 2nd., Decr.,1836 This is a fine day but cold and I have been threashing some wheat and James is over at the Blacksmith. Thomas was helping Wm. kill his hog and Henry is drawing some firewood. George's wife and our mary came up today. boys are at work at a sleigh a while tonight. Had a fall of snow.

Saturday, 3rd., Decr.,1836 This is a fine day but cold with some small snow and james and Thomas are at Edward Greening's Bee and Henry is over at the Blacksmith getting the old horse shod and I have cleaned up 1 1/4 bushell of wheat and let Jas. Marlin have 1 bushell. Joseph cut firewood.

Sunday, 4th., Decr.,1836 This is a fine day with a little snow and all were about the house today. John Pollock was here most of the day.

Monday, 5th., Decr.,1836 This was a mild day with snow and some little rain. I have been down to Mr. Robinson's and got some stuff for trousers and different things and the boys were chopping and John Pollock with them. James drew some straw and hay from Jas. Marlin's.

Tuesday, 6th., Decr.,1836 This was a fine day but very cold and James has finished drawing hay and then I weighed it and they were loging and John Pollock with them. Edward Greening and Wm.'s people were here tonight.Still very cold.

Wednesday, 7th., Decr.,1836 This is a dull day but not quite so cold as yesterday was. Some of the boys were chopping and loging and one is drawing wood for Edward Greening and I have been threashing some wheat and Joseph and me cut some firewood and John Pollock was with the boys today at their loging &c. and James Marlin is with them. Edward Greening had the horse to draw a load of ashes.

Thursday, 8th., Decr.,1836 This is a fine morning and Henry is away down to Mr. Bateman's for Morgarson's Tap &c. and James is away down at their log heaps and their ashes with Thomas and John Pollock. Edward Greening is at his potash. I have cleaned up 1 1/2 Bushell of wheat.

Friday, 9th., Decr.,1836 This is a fine day and James, Thomas, Henry, John Pollock and James Marlin are loging. Joseph and I drew a little firewood and then I began to threash a few peas.

Saturday, 10th., Decr.,1836 This was a mild day with rain and James has been to Archambeault's Mill with 1 1/2 bushell of wheat. Thomas and Henry were at their log heaps and I have cleaned up a bushell of peas and they have been repairing trains tonight.

Sunday, 11th., Decr.,1836 This was a fine morning and I and my wife James and Henry and Mary were at church and I gave Mr. Reid one dollar towards the church and gave Daniel Truesdell 5 shillings on account and George, his wife and family and Wm. his wife and family, John Pollock, Edward Greening were here. Our stove pipes took fire and set fire to the roof of the house.

Monday, 12th., Decr.,1836 This is a fine day and James is packing some potash Thomas, Henry and John Pollock were over chopping and mending up their log heaps &c. and George was chopping along with him and James drew some ashes. Joseph and I drew a little firewood and Joseph went down with George tonight.

Tuesday, 13th., Decr.,1836 This is a mild day and James, Thomas, Henry, John Pollock and George are loging. Joseph came up with George this morning and I have begun to threash a few and cleaned up 1 bushell of peas. Blows and snowed all day from the Northeast.

Wednesday, 14th., Decr.,1836 This is a mild day and blows hard from the Northward and James and Joseph are drawing wood for Edward Greening to the potash.
Thomas and Henry are at their log heaps &c. James drew over one small load of ashes. I have threashed a few oats. Snowed and blows all day. Very rough tonight.

Thursday, 15th., Decr.,1836 This is a cold morning with the wind from the Northward and James, Thomas and Henry are loging and I have cleaned up 3 bushells of oats.

Friday, 16th., Decr.,1836 This is a fine day and very cold and the boys Thomas, Henry and George and James are at their ashes and fetched home 2 loads and they mended a Berl...... and drew some wood for Edward Greening and the house &c.

Saturday, 17th., Decr.,1836 This is a terrible snowing and blowing and drifting day and the boys have been over to their ashes and brought a load home and they have drawn a load or two of wood to the Potash House for Edward Greening and we cut up our Pigs. They weight 236 1/2 the two for they did do very well some how or the other. it comes on to blow very hard this night.

Sunday, 18th., Decr.,1836 This is a fine day but cold wind from the northward and the roads are all drifted up.

Monday, 19th., Decr.,1836 This is a fine day but cold and james is drawing firewood to the Potash House for Edward Greening and drew some to the house then he drew some ashes. Henry was at the log heaps a while. Thomas is at Mr. McGee's. I have been threashing some wheat. There was a great noise about a cat being killed.

Tuesday, 20th., Decr.,1836 This is a fine day and James has gone for lime and Henry has gone to D'Ashambo's Mill with 1 bushell of wheat and a bushell of peas. Thomas has been over at the log heaps. i have been threashing wheat a little while and they are killing 4 turkeys. Thomas has gone to Robert Johnson's to the raffle. George and his wife and family were up tonight and Henry and James came in from below at the Mill and Lime Kiln.

Wednesday, 21st., Decr.,1836 There was a very heavy rain, the places are overflown but it came on to blow and freeze and the boys were at their potash. I have been threashing some wheat.

Thursday, 22nd., Decr.,1836 This is a very cold day and I have been cleaning up 2 1/2 bushells of wheat and the boys James and Henry were filling letches. Thomas is sick in the house. Then we had a poor old man come in almost frozen. Terrible sharp tonight.

Friday, 23rd., Decr.,1836 Snowed most of the day and I have threashed and cleaned up 2 1/2 bushells of oats and the boys were at their potash. They drew some wood and they melted Greening's potash last night and he has gone away this morning, he and his dogs &c. Eliza has been down to Mr. Robinson's for Tea, soap and candles.

Saturday, 24th., Decr.,1836 This is a fine day but cold & the boys are getting wood & boiling their potash & Joseph & I were down at the Mill with 2 1/2 Bushells of wheat and paid George 46 lbs. of flour on account. Was down at Mr. jeffrie's.

Sunday, 25th., Decr.,1836 This is a snowy day and James, Thomas, Henry, Joseph and Mary are at church, my wife, myself and Eliza are at home. George his wife and family were here and Wm. and his wife and family were here according to Custom at this season of the year.

Monday, 26th., Decr.,1836 This is a mild morning and the boys, Thomas and Henry are at the potash and drawing wood. James is sick in the house. I have threashed a few oats. Come on very cold tonight.

Tuesday, 27th., Decr.,1836 This was a very sharp morning and Henry and joseph were at the potash the most part of the night and James and Thomas are getting ready to go to MONTREAL and I have cleaned up 2 1/2 bushells of oats and the boys James and Thomas started this evening.

Wednesday, 28th., Decr.,1836 This has been a terrible sharp night and this morning then it got milder. I began to threash a little wheat. Joseph and Henry are drawing wood to the Potash and thawing the letches. We have a Canadian stopping here tonight on his way up the Township. Snows a little.

Thursday, 29th., Decr.,1836 This is a middling mild day with a little snow and Henry and Joseph are at the Potash and drawing wood &c. I have threashed a little wheat. Blows hard tonight.

Friday, 30th., Decr.,1836 This is a very cold day and Henry and Joseph were drawing and cutting firewood and I have been plastering a little while and attending the cattle &c.

Saturday, 31st., Decr.,1836 This is a cold day and the boys Henry and Joseph are at the potash and melted tonight. James and Thomas came home from MONTREAL. i sent a bushell of wheat to Aschambo's Mill by Wm.


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