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(The first month of the Journal for this year is missing)


Tuesday, 7th. Feby., 1837 This is a snowy day and James is drawing hay for George to Mr. Scalley's and then drew some ashes from George's place as we have 40 Bushells of his. Henry is getting some lath wood and I have been threashing some wheat and my wife is very ill with a bad cold and a pain in the side. Petrie's and Scalley were here tonight.

Wednesday, 8th. Feby., 1837 Yhis is a fine day and James is gone down to the mill with 2 3/4 bushells of wheat I have cleaned up this morning, and Henry and Joseph are drawing firewood and my wife put a blister on her side last night and she is better today thank God for it. Petrie is threashing wheat in our Barn today.

Thursday, 9th. Feby., 1837 This is a fine day and James has been down for lime and Henry is getting some Lathwood and Joseph has been taking some oats to the Mill for Mr. Dowler. I have been tying up some laths &c. Petrie is threashing in the barn again today.

Friday, 10th. Feby., 1837 This is a dull day with a prime frost and James is cutting firewood and Henry and Joseph are after some Lathwood.

Saturday, 11th. Feby., 1837 This was a rather snowy day at times and James, George, Henry and Joseph were drawing hay out of the meadow and I am binding up Laths. Thomas came up tonight.

Sunday, 12th., Feby., 1837 This was a snowy day and my wife and myself and George and his wife and family went up to Robt. Johnson's tonight to see Mrs. McCleary as she is very poorly.

Monday, 13th. Feby., 1837 This has been a very stormy blowy day, blowing very hard and continues blowing, was very cold all day. The boys were scarcely able ........to cut a little firewood. Thomas has gone down to his............I have been binding up Laths.

Tuesday, 14th. Feby., 1837 This is a fine day but rather sharp and James ......drawing a little firewood to the Potash house and I have been binding up Laths. A little snow tonight.

Wednesday, 15th. Feby., 1837 This is a mild day with a little snow and James and Henry left for MONTREAL with 5000 Laths and Joseph is drawing Mr. Dowler's oatmeal home and I am...........

Thursday, 16th. Feby., 1837 This was a terribly sharp day.Joseph fetched a little firewood and I have cut a little and tied a few laths. Very cold tonight. A COMPLETE ROGUE LEFT THE TOWNSHIP TODAY. James Marlin.

Friday, 17th. Feby., 1837 This was a terribly stormy sharp cold day from the Northward so we were not able to do anything out. Thomas came up from Mr. Dugas as they were not able to work.

Saturday, 18th. Feby., 1837 This was a fine clear day but very cold and Thomas and Joseph are getting some firewood &c.

Sunday, 19th., . Feby., 1837 This is a fine mild day to what it has been all week past and James and Nancy Brown and John and Robert Pollock and Wm.'s wife and child and Wm.'s Maid were here awhile. A little snow tonight.

Monday, 20th., . Feby., 1837 This is a mild day with a fall of snow and Scalley was here with an Orger and sive he had borrowed and Petrie was here clearing up wheat they have been threashing in our barn. Wm., James and Henry came home from MONTREAL and they had bad roads and bad luck only 12/6 for 5000 Laths and lost George's Bell and expenses were besides 12 4 1/2. John Pollock was here tonight for his harnesses &c. Mr Bateman due five dollars for bringing down two loads.

Tuesday, 21st., . Feby., 1837 This is a fine day with a strong breeze from the S.East and the boys are at work at the potash house making ready &c.

Wednesday, 22nd., . Feby., 1837 This is a mild day and the boys are at the potash house.

I have threashed a few peas.

Thursday, 23rd., . Feby., 1837 The boys are at the potash house and drawing wood &c. I have threashed a few peas........it comes on a terrible snowstorm from the Westward blowing much indeed all night.

Friday, 24th., . Feby., 1837 This was a fine mild day quite a change .....Henry and Joseph at the potash. James is at Sam.... I have been cleaning wheat out of the oats. Part of the......

Saturday, 25th . Feby., 1837 This was a fine mild day and ..........is cutting firewood and I have ........able. Joseph is cutting firewood... Mr. Dowler respecting some little affair but the Dear Country was brought in question. James is up at Mrs. Brown's &c. Thomas came up tonight from below.

Sunday, 26th., . Feby., 1837 This is a very sharp morning but a fine clear day and the air keen. My wife and Joseph are down at George's. David Petrie and John Pollock were here a while.

Monday, 27th., . Feby., 1837 This is a snowy day and stormy. Henry is at the potash and Thomas has gone down to his lumbering. James is in the house with his Lame Hand.

Tuesday, 28th., . Feby., 1837 This was a fine day but terribly sharp and cold. Henry has been cutting a little firewood. Petrie came here and got a bag and had one before. Wind from the Northward.

Wednesday, 1st., March, 1837 This is a fine day but very cold and Henry and Joseph are emptying the Letches and a very bad cold job it is.

Thursday, 2nd., March, 1837 This is a sharp morning but a fine day and James and Henry are getting Melting wood and are Melting their Potash. Our cow we call May got her horn knocked off by some means.

Friday, 3rd., March, 1837 This is a fine day but very cold and Mrs Rodgers came here yesterday and I was over at Mr. Mcgie's the Agents and Mr. Norrish's the Blacksmith's yesterday. The boy James is down to Mr. Allen about his shoes and Henry and Joseph are cutting and drawing firewood and young Petrie. Two of the young Pollocks were here tonight.

Saturday, 4th., March, 1837 This is a cold morning but a fine day and James and Henry are at the potash, began to set the Letches and going for a Barrell for Wm. and Joseph is cutting some firewood and I have cleaned up 2 Bushewlls of English Oats and gave to Mr
Rodgers 1/2 bushell for Petrie and myself. James Brown and his two sisters were here tonight and our Thomas came up from his lumbering.

Sunday, 5th., March, 1837 This is a fine morning not quite so sharp as it has been all week and James, Thomas, Henry and Mary are over at Church. My wife, myself and Eliza are at home and Mr Dowler was here awhile this forenoon and George, his wife and family, Wm, his wife, child and Maid, four of Petrie's, Wm Marlin, John Pollock, Mrs. Law, Mrs. Asbell were all here this evening, a pretty full house for this Day.

Monday, 6th., March, 1837 This is a fine mild day and James started off for MONTREAL and Thomas is down at his lumbering, Henry is chopping at Mr. Pollocks, Joseph, myself and Mary heating water and filling the Letches. Mrs. Petrie was here awhile doing Joseph's jacket.

Tuesday, 7th., March, 1837 This is a fine mild day but dull weather and we are at the Pot Ash again today and Henry is chopping at Mr. Pollock's.

Wednesday, 8th., March, 1837 This is a blowing rainy day and Joseph and I are at the Pot Ash house boiling. Henry at Mr. Pollock's and the snow has run off the house and a fine lot of it there was. George was up tonight.

Thursday, 9th., March, 1837 This is a fine mild day and the roads are very soft, bad travelling. Joseph and I were at the Potash house boiling and Henry is over at Mr. Pollock's. The snow fell off the barn sometime last night and hurt some of them. Gowan Brown has been ill using a Canadian at Marlin's this morning the name of Laziness (Lajeunesse?)

Friday, 10th., March, 1837 This is a fine day and Joseph and I were at the Potash house and James came home from MONTREAL. Henry at Mr. Pollock's. James has paid Mr. Finley 15/1 on account of ashes.

Saturday, 11th., March, 1837 This is a sharp morning but a fine day and James is awhile at thew Pot Ash and Joseph, Henry cutting firewood, I have been down to Mr. Robinson's and paid him on account 1/0/0 and got on account 13/8 and I was at George's a while. Thomas came up tonight. Henry was at the Mill with a Bushell of Peas.

Sunday, 12th., March, 1837 This is a fine day until the afternoon then it came on to snow and myself and Thomas and Mary were over to Church and our John came up and George was here and Wm.'s family was here and I had a fall on the side of the Carryall and hurt my side a little as it is sore. Paid John 6d for the horseshoe.

Monday, 13th., March, 1837 This is a snowy day and Thomas has gone down to his lumbering and James and Henry are at Wm.'s Potash and Joseph cut a little firewood at the door. NINE WEEKS lumbering to the 11th. of March only take off 3 days lost time. It came on to rain all this afternoon. James has been to Bateman's for Moccasins &c.&c.

Tuesday, 14th., March, 1837 This is a stormy day at times and the afternoon is fine but cold and Joseph has been boiling a while at the Potash and Jame's has been over to Mr. keo's with the Horse and Carryall and been with him to Mr. Cockvanes and Henry has been getting in a small pit of potatoes and then cut some firewood. There was a Canadian stopped here last night on his way to Mr. Brown's and Henry got a small log ready to take over to the Mill at Mr. Truesdell's &c.

Wednesday, 15th., March, 1837 This is a fine day but very cold morning and Henry is down to the Mill for some Hulls and James is down for 1 1/2 barrick of Lime. I have been threashing a few peas and cleaned up a bushell or so. David Petrie is threashing in our barn this afternoon. Mrs. Petrie was here a while. George Johnson, our George, John Pollock was here and they and the Boys James and Henry Melted Wm.'s Potash.

Thursday, 16th., March, 1837 This is a blowing day from the Southwest and James has drawn a load of wood and a load of Oats for Petrie's and Henry took a log over to Mr. Truesdell's to be sawn and Joseph was over with Dandy with Wm. for a load of ashes from Mr. Pollocks. I have been cleaning up some wheat for Wm.

Friday, 17th., March, 1837 This is PADDY'S day and a fine day it is and James is chopping a little. Henry over to Mr. Truesdell's with a Pine Log 12 feet long and I have been cleaning a little more wheat for Wm. and Joseph has been drawing 2 loads of ashes with old Bob and James, Henry and Mary are gone up to Robt. Johnson's to meet ST. PATRICK and we had two beggars here tonight and their horse. Mr. Petrie lost our Bells, that is the second set of bells lost within 3 weeks.

Saturday, 18th., March, 1837 This is a fine mild day and the Boys and girls came home a little before daylight and I have finished cleaning Wm.'s wheat about 12 bushells of it.Henry and Joseph are raising sugar troughs James is chopping a while on 24 on the 7th Range. Thomas came up tonight. This makes 10 weeks all but 3 days. I have been poorly all this last week.

Sunday, 19th., March, 1837 This is a cold stormy day with snow and I am very poorly with my sore side and a bad cold and none of our boy's were at church and John Pollock and David Petrie were here tonight. We hear of Walter Hunter being dead.

Monday, 20th., March, 1837 This is a fine day but very cold and Thomas has gone down to his Lumbering and Henry has gone over to Mr. Pollock's to chop. James has been getting 25 bundles of HAY off William which he was due to us then we received 30 bundles of straw off Mr, Petrie. My side is very sore and Joseph is cutting some firewood. James is over at Mr. Pollock's chopping this afternoon.

Tuesday, 21st., March, 1837 This is a stormy day it blows and snows all day and James has been fetching a load of potatoes from Kildare for Gowan Brown and Henry is at Mr. Pollock's and Joseph is cutting some firewood. I have threashed a few peas and am very poorly with a bad cold and my side is very sore.

Wednesday, 22nd., March, 1837 This is a stormy day blows strong from the East North East with snow and sleet and James is about home today at one thing or another and Henry is at Mr. Pollocks as he did not come home last night. My side is sore, I am able to do but little with it.

Thursday, 23rd., March, 1837 This is a wet morning with the wind from the Northward. James and Henry are chopping at Mr. Pollock's and I have finished threashing our peas. Joseph cut firewood.

Friday, 24th., March, 1837 This is a fine day and James and Henry and John Pollock are chopping at James Brown's and Robert Pollock and Joseph are cutting firewood at the door.

Saturday, 25th., March, 1837 This is a fine mild day and James, Henry and John Pollock are chopping for George time we owe him. Joseph and Robert Pollock are cutting firewood. Thomas came up from the Mill.

Sunday, 26th., March, 1837 This is a sharp frost but a very fine day and my wife, James, Henry, Mary and Eliza were at Church and Myself, Thomas and Joseph stopped at home. My wife was down at George's as his wife is poorly and George brought up his Mother tonight. George is 30 years old.

Monday, 27th., March, 1837 This is a sharp morning but a very fine day and Thomas is at home helping Henry with some sugar troughs &c. and my wife, myself and James were over at the Church and I was chosen as Church Warden and we were at Mr. Truesdells a while and our Boys and Girls were at a Grand Ball at Gowan Brown's. I have cleaned up 1 1/2 bushell of English oats.

Tuesday, 28th., March, 1837 This was a mild day and henry is at his sugar and James is chopping a while and I have been threashing some grass seed and it comes on to rain tonight. We have a cow called May and she is very sick and Henry has been down to John Burn's on her account.

Wednesday, 29th., March, 1837 This is a sharp morning with a fall of snow but a fine day and the wind is cold from the Northward. they tapped a few trees but they do not run much this day. James is chopping a while and our cow is better thank God for it.

Thursday, 30th., March, 1837 This is a frosty morning but a fine day and I have been down to the Mill with 2 1/2 Bushells of wheat 1 1/2 for Wm. 1 for ourselves and henry and James are in the sugary and chopping and Joseph has gone off with Wm. to MONTREAL. Henry fetched up some boards from Truesdells.

Friday, 31st., March, 1837 This is a cxold wind frost and James is chopping and Henry is making some troughs and I have made a temporary floor in the cow house and it comes on to hail tonight.

Saturday, 1st ., April, 1837 This is a snowy day and I have been threashing some grass seed and the boys are about the house. James making a stool &c. Mr. Henry Reid was here tonight.

Sunday, 2nd., April, 1837 This is a fine day but cold wind and myself and Mary were at Church and the rest of them were at home and Mr. H. Reid was here tonight.

Monday, 3rd., April, 1837 A little fall of snow this morning and William and Joseph came home from MONTREAL about 4 or 5 o'clock this morning and I went to Mr. Brown's and gave a Note for 2/6/3 in behalf of Mr. Henry Reid and got a receipt for same as acknowledgement for 2/6/3 payment towards the land I bought of him in the fall. James has gone over with a load of potatoes for Mr. Hy. Reid at 4/2 and now I am due to William on a note for the same to be paid in July 1837. My wife and Joseph are down at George's place. It thaws some this afternoon. Henry gathered 5 pails of sap and boiled it down.

Tuesday, 4th. April 1837 This is a fine day and William has our black horse to go to Le Asomption and James has come home from Ramsey with the old horse Bob and Henry and Joseph are in the sugary and my wife has been over to Mr. Petrie's. Old Dowler came and borrowed our axe and John Smiley borrowed the round adze.

Wednesday, 5th. April 1837 Thios is a fine day and Henry and Joseph are in the sugary and James is tapping some trees for Mr. Pollock as his son John is quite lame. I have threashed out a half bushell of baerley & cleaned it up. The lumbermen have our crow bar. Sugared off 8 1/2 lbs.

Thursday, 6th.April 1837 This is a fine day and James is helping Henry tap and they are gathering and boiling. I have been down to Mr. Dugas and got one kettle of Meal at 1/5/11 a wonderful high price. Thomas came home from his lumbering. Mrs. LAW making a noise about a sugar kettle.

Friday, 7th. April 1837 This is a fine day and I have been cutting firewood and Thomas, Henry and Joseph are in the sugary and James and James Brown are chopping on 24 on the 7th. Range and my wife boiling off sugar and Mr. Law says he will summonsa for the kettle and William bought it a month or six weeks ago so I do not know how it will be. My wife sugared off 17 lbs.

Saturday, 8th. April 1837 This is a snowy and rainy day and Joseph and Henry are boiling down some sap. I have been threashing a little wheat. James is getting some axes helv'd &c.

Sunday, 9th April 1837. Snows and rains most of this day and Mary and I were at church and Wm. and his family were here today and Brown's people called in coming home from Church and our Starry calved tonight.

Monday, 10th. April 1837 This is a fine day and James, Thomas and James Brown are chopping and Henry and Joseph are at the sugary and Wm has begun to move his house and things over to Mr. Keo's place ( 24S on the 8th range ) and the boys took some loads over. Sugared off 16 3/4 lbs.

Tuesday, 11th. April 1837 This is a fine day and James, Thomas and James Brown are chopping. henry and Joseph are at the sugary and they have drawn some loads over for William.

Wednesday, 12th. April 1837 This is a sharp morning and they are helping Wm. draw some more of his house away. James and Thomas are chopping for James Brown. Henry and Joseph at the sugary, and my wife sugared off 20 3/4 lbs. Wm.'s wife and family moved away this evening.

Thursday, 13th. April 1837 This is a sharp frosty morning but a fine day and James has been to Mr. Bateman's ( the tanner) getting some moccasin leather and Thomas, Henry and Joseph are in the sugary. I have cut a little firewood &c. and my wife sugared off 38 lbs.

Friday, 14th. April 1837 This is a snowy morning and the Boys James, Thomas and James Brown are chopping. Henry in the sugary . Joseph down at George's getting a pair of Moccasins made.I have taken down 6 bushells of wheat down to Mr. Dugas' Mill for William. Comes on to rain and the roads are very bad indeed. Sugared off 22 1/2 lbs.

Saturday, 15th. April 1837 This is a fine mild day with some showers of rain and James , Thomas, Henry and james Brown are chopping 24th. on the 7th. Range and I have been regulating my potato sets &c. and we have a sow pigged 2 pigs and the snow is wasting very fast. My wife sugared off 9 1/2 lbs.. Joseph cut a little firewood. The sap ran but little today. I believe our William has got the most of his things over today.

Sunday, 16th. April 1837 This is a fine mild day and Myself and Thomas were at Church and the rest of them are at home. The sap ran, a little today.

Monday, 17th. April 1837 This is a fine mild day and James is chopping and Thomas is sick in the house. Henry and Joseph are in the sugary and my wife sugared off 9 lbs. I have been cutting some firewood.

Tuesday, 18th. April 1837 Sharp frost but a fine day and the sap runs today. James is chopping and Thomas has got some blood took from him. Henry and Joseph in the sugary. I have been down to Robinson's cut some wood &c. Threashed out a few Oats for Petrie. Sugared off 6 lbs.

Wednesday, 19th. April 1837 This is a fine sap day and we have some little showers of snow and they have sugared off 36 lbs. Our Wm. was here.

Thursday, 20th. April 1837 This is a fine sap day and we have some little snow and hail storms and they have sugared off 25 lbs. Thomas is very poorly.

Friday, 21st. April 1837 This is a fine day and the sap runs well today and Henry and Joseph are in the sugary and James has taken Thomas down to George's place for John Burns to see him and it is the Measles he has. I have sent 1/2 peck of grass seed to John McCurdy and 1/2 peck to James McCurdy. Eliza was at George's and Mary was at Wm.'s and they have sugared off 29 lbs.

Saturday, 22nd. April 1837 This is a fine day and James and David Petrie are chopping. Henry is in the sugary. Joseph is poorly at home and Thomas is very poorly and I have been after sap &c. Sugared off 31 lbs.

Sunday, 23rd. April 1837 This is a snowstorm this morning but a fine day and James and Henry are at Church. I am very sore and poorly so I stopped at home. Wm., his wife and Maid were over James Brown and John Pollock and David Petrie were here and D. Petrie got a pair of shoes and a pair of trousers and a waistcoat &c to go to Kildare. Thomas is better.

Monday, 24th. April 1837 This is a frosty morning but a fine day and James and David Petrie are chopping. Joseph and Henry are at the Sugary. My wife was down at George's place.

Tuesday, 25th. April 1837 This is a frosty morning but a fine day and James, David Petrie and John Pollock are chopping and Henry helping them a while. Joseph and I have been down to Mr. Truesdell's getting up a load of boards and Thomas is getting the better of the Measels and we have done sugaring off for this year and we have about 297 1/2 lbs. of sugar, besides syrup.

Wednesday, 26th. April 1837 This is a frosty morning but a fine day and I have been with Joseph down to Mr. Truesdell's for a few boards and James, Henry, John Pollock & David Petrie are chopping and I have written a letter for Mr. Petrie. The snow wastes fast today and they have a little sap for vinegar &c. Thomas is better.

Thursday, 27th. April 1837 This is a frosty morning but a very fine day and the snow is wasting fast and James and Henry are over at William's place helping him split some rails &c.

Friday, 28th. April 1837 This is a frosty morning but a fine day and the snow is wasting fast and James is chopping at Petrie's and Thomas is over at Wm.'s place & George was here and got our old Bob and Henry is sick in bed and myself and Mary & joseph have gathered a little sap and boiled down.

Saturday, 29th. April 1837 This is a fine mild day and a little rain at times. James is chopping at Mr. Pollock's. Edward and Owen Greening are chopping for us and Joseph is along with them. Henry is sick in bed most of the day. Thomas is getting well again now, thank God for it.

Sunday, 30th. April 1837 This is a fine day but dull weather and rather cold and I have been at Church and the rest of them are about home. Pollock's boy was here a while. William's Maid and Eliza are over to William's this forenoon.

Monday, 1st. May, 1837 This is a very cold day with some snow and blows hard and very cold from the Northwest and the boys are able to do but little today and Henry is very sick. Mary is porly and William's boy is poorly and our cow May calved this morning a fine heifer calf and is well thank God for it.

Tuesday, 2nd. May, 1837 This is a sharp frosty morning but a fine day and Thomas is over at Petrie's chopping and James is over at Mr. Pollock's for a small load of straw. Joseph and myself got a little firewood. Eliza came home this forenoon and William's wife with her and she returned home this evening and Henry, Mary and little Henry are very ill with the measels. Come on to rain a little tonight.

Wednesday, 3rd. May, 1837 Rains a little this morning and the snow wastes fast and our Henry, William's Henry and Mary are very sick and Mrs. Petrie was here a while this morning and James has been making a whiple tree. Thomas is cobbling his moccasins &c. I have cut some potatoes.

Thursday, 4th. May, 1837 This is a fine day and James and Thomas are down at George's place and Joseph and me got some firewood and Henry is getting better of the Measels and William's little boy is better. Mary is very sick.

Friday, 5th. May, 1837 This is a wet forenoon and I and Joseph and Eliza are gathering some sap but we could not gather it all, it is too wet and James came home from George's and brought up some molasses they made there.

Saturday, 6th. May, 1837 This is a fine day and Joseph and Eliza are boiling their sap down and they are all getting somewhat better of the measels, thank God, and Mrs. Petrie was in here on her way to MONTREAL.

Sunday, 7th. May, 1837 This is a fine day but frosty in the morning and several people called in. James Brown, David Petrie and George was up a while and our children are all getting pretty well of the measels, thank God for it.

Monday, 8th. May, 1837 This is a frosty morning but a fine day and James and Joseph are down with the two horses at plough for George and after a while James came up and Thomas has been emptying some Letches and been filling them again. James got some Lime of Mrs. Brown. Henry has been down to Mr. Hoy's with his shoes, and I have been gathering some sap and they have been boiling it down.

Tuesday, 9th. May, 1837 This was a frosty morning but has been mild all day and comes on to rain this afternoon. The boys are getting wood at the Potash and began to boil. I have been turning over some potato sets &c. and we hear of James Sheilds being killed with a tree. I sowed some cabbage seed.

Wednesday, 10th. May, 1837 This is a wet day most part of it and our boys are at plough, George and Thomas at the plough, James drawing some wood to the Potash. I am boiling. Wm. and Peggy were here awhile. Henry and Joseph are sick.

Thursday, 11th. May, 1837 This is a frosty morning but a fine day and James drew some wood to the Potash then he and Thomas drew some dung on the land. George and Henry are at plough up by the Big Mountain. I am boiling at the Potash. Joseph has begun to plant some potatoes. I sowed a little cabbage seed.

Friday, 12th. May, 1837 This has been a little frosty and Thomas and Henry are harrowing in oats by the Mountain and James at Plough for barley at the old barn place. i am boiling potash and Joseph planting potatoes and we are obliged to go over to the Village respecting William and Mr. Keo. William, myself, James, Thomas, and Mr. Marlin, Mr. Norris and Mr. James Gray.

Saturday, 13th. May, 1837 This is a wet morning and Henry is poorly been down to John Brown's and had a little blood taken from him. Joseph is ill with the Measels. James and Thomas have put in a bushell of wheat and melted a barrel of potash.

Sunday, 14th. May, 1837 This is a fine hot day and my wife, myself and James were over at church but Mr. reid the minister did not come so we went over to the other church and heard Mr. Miller then on our return wqe called in at mr. Truesdell's. Molly Dunn and her Intended came here today the two Miss Brown's, James Brown and John Pollock were here this afternoon and we hear that the drownwd men have not been found. Thomas and Henry have gomne down to George's tonight. joseph is very full of the measels.

Monday, 15th. May, 1837 This is a fine drying day with a strong breeze from the S West and I was in the garden a while digging and James spread ashes at some of the borders by the Big Mountain. Thomas and Henry are harrowing for George.

Tuesday, 16th. May, 1837 This is a wet day and the boys came up from George's and they have ploughed in some peas and hoed the stumps &c. I have been sowing a little grass seed. Mary planted a few potatoes and Joseph is pretty well of the measels and Liza is getting sick rather, since last Sunday.

Wednesday, 17th. May, 1837 This is a very wet morning and it clears off about the middle of the day. The boys are ploughing and harrowing in peas and wheat and the ground is very wet. I have been sowiing some grass seed about the borders and hoed it in. Eliza is poorly with the measels as they are coming out on her today.

Thursday, 18th. May, 1837 This is a fine day after the rain and James is getting ready to go to Montreal. Thomas and Henry are harrowing peas and wheat. I have been over to Mr. Norrish's to get a plough screw made. Mr. Law and David Petrie were here tonight. Mr. Dooley left here this morning. Eliza has the measels out very fully.

Friday, 19th. May, 1837 This is a wet morning and James and Henry are at plough by the house for potatoes. Thomas is taking out some stumps. i have been raking some wheat. I sowed some parsnips yesterday, the ground is very wet as yet, it comes on to rain very heavy storm this afternoon, great floods all the time, we hear of Mr. Braces place part of it goes away and the timber gone.

Saturday, 20th. May, 1837 Thios was a very wet day so we could do nothing on the land. I have sowed a little grass seed.

Sunday, 21st. May, 1837 This is a fine morning and my wife, James and myself were at church and it came on a shower or two and we went down to Mr. Braces and the river has been broke through and done a good deal of damage, carried away the Blacksmiths shop and Bateman's tannery and I put in the hand of Mr. Reid to publish the Banns between Mr. Mark Cooley and Mary Dunn, then my wife and I went down to George's place. Mr. Cooley came here tonight.

Monday, 22nd. May, 1837 This is a fine day and James is gone to Montreal with a barrell of potash but the roads are very bad. I have been sowing a little parsnip seed. Thomas has been harrowing in some oats and barley.

Tuesday, 23rd. May, 1837 This is a fine day and Thomas and Henry are over at Wm.'s place helping him.Mary and Joseph are planting potatoes. I have been hoeing in a few oats and grass seed. Mr. Cooley came here to-night.

Wednesday, 24th. May, 1837 This is a fine day and Joseph and myself have been hoeing in English oats and grass seed in between the rocks near the big mountain. My wife and Eliza are at Mr, Truesdell's, George's &c. Mr. Cooley wenr away this morning and he and Molly came here to-night. We are all well thank God for it.

Thursday, 25th. May, 1837 This is a fine hot day and Thomas and Henry and Joseph have been at the plough and I have been hoeing in a few black oats. We have Mr. Dowler, Jane Brown, Mr. Petire and two Canadians here on their way from MONTREAL Mr. Cooley and Molly Dunn were here today.

Friday, 26th. May, 1837 This is a fine day and the boys are at plough and harrowing in oats &c. Mr. Dowler and the rest have been getting up their loads. Thomas and Henry have been harrowing in oats over the river. James came home from MONTREAL . We have begun to put some potatoes in the drills tonight. I have been hoeing in some black oats and grass seed at the fartest end of the potash gulley, &c. Mr. Cooley and Molly Dunn were here this day. Comes on a little rain.

Saturday, 27th. May, 1837 This is a cold morning but a fine day and we have been putting some potatoes in the drills and sowed 2 bushells of oats and I have been in the garden a while. I put in a few broad beans. Mr. Cooley and Mary Dunn are here.

Sunday, 28th. May, 1837 This is a rather frosty morning but a very fine day and my wife, James and I were over at the Church and we had a great many callers in today, 5 of the Brown's, D. Petrie, J.Pollock and his wife, R.Pollock, Dorcus Pollock, Florilla Mitchell and Mary Dunn and Mr. Cooley are still here.

Monday, 29th. May, 1837 This is a sharp frosty morning but a fine day. Our cabbage plants are some of them killed with the frost last night. Boys are carrying ashes on the land and Henry and Joseph are at plough up the top of the Hill by the Line side. I have been making a drain between the rocks by the Big Mountain and hoed in a few English Oats and we have planted 2 1/2 Bushells of Potatoes, we have in now 12 bushells. Mrs. Petrie was here cutting out some clothes for the Boys. We hear of Mr. Pollock having had one of his cows killed by a BEAR.

Tuesday, 30th. May, 1837 This is a fine day and the boys, James, Thomas and Henry have been harrowing in a few English Oats between the rocks and Joseph and Mary are planting for Mr. Petrie. I have been hoeing in a few English Oats where the barley has been drowned.

Wednesday, 31st. May, 1837 This is a fine hot day and the boys have been ploughing, harrowing, loging, Dung carting, &c. I have been down to Mr. Robinson's and got some trousers for Joseph, also some shirting &c. I wrote a letter for Mrs. Petrie to her husband.

Thursday, 1st. June, 1837 This is a fine day and it thundered and lightened early this morning and the boys have been over to Wm.'s place loging and harrowing in a few oats upon half then we are getting in a few English Oats &c. and began to fix the fence &c. George was at plough a while at William's place. Thomas is at Mr. Pollock's

Friday, 2nd. June, 1837 This is a fine hot day and our boys and John Pollock are loging and Mary planted 1/2 bushell of potatoes. I have hoed in a few English oats. The black flies are terrible bad today and it comes on a little shower of rain.

Saturday, 3rd. June, 1837 This is a fine rain the forepart of the day and the boys are planting potatoes a while today. Mary down at George's. I have sowed a few small beans and it comes on a heavy thunderstorm this evening and we have 17 BUSHELLS of potatoes in and finished oats today.

Sunday, 4th. June, 1837 This is a fine day after the rain and my wife and myself and 4 of the boys were at Church hearing Mr. Reid's farewell sermon and a fine one he made and after he married Mr. Cooley and Mary Dunn down at George's place then in the evening we came home.

Monday, 5th. June, 1837 This is a fine day and the boy's Thomas and James are fencing at the Line side between Marlin's and ourselves. Henry and Mary are planting potatoes. My wife is over at Mrs. Pollock"s as she scalded her foot on Saturday. Last this day 35 YEARS my wife and I were MARRIED and we are all well thank God for it. Joseph is driving the plough at George's with our two horses &c. Blows fresh from the Northward and this night we were all of us over at Mrs. Dunn's place on account of Mr. Cooley and Molly Dunn's wedding. We passed the night with them.

Tuesday, 6th. June, 1837 This is a fine day and James, Thomas and Henry are loging on 24 on the 7th. Range and I have been about the house all day and Mrs. barber came here for protection from Gowan Brown as she says her life is in damger. Mr. McGie was here awhile on his way up the Township. Mary and Joseph were helping George hoeing stumps &c. Eliza is down at George's nursing for his wife.

Wednesday, 7th. June, 1837 This is a fine day and Thomas, Henry and the oxen are loging for Mr. Pollock and James is clearing on his own place for potatoes and Mery is planting. Joseph and I have been putting some dung on the garden &c. and then they planted some in the garde . I have fixed the gate at the Line side. Flies are terrible. Mary's sow pigged 6 pigs.

Thursday, 8th. June, 1837 This is a fine hot day and the flies are terribly bad and I began a gate and have been about the house and James, Thomas, Henry, Mary and Joseph are planting on the 7th Range and Mrs. Barber is at our place as yet.

Friday, 9th. June, 1837 This was a fine hot day and the boys cleared and planted up on the upper lot and I have been about the house getting wood &c. and I began a Necessary &c. Flies are very bad.

Saturday, 10th. June, 1837 This is a fine hot day and the boys have been loging, clearing and planting &c. on the upper lot and I have been to Mr. Truesdell's to meet Mr. Dugas with Mrs. Barber as she wishes to state her sad condition to him but he says he can do nothing in her affair so she came back to our place again this evening.

Sunday, 11th. June, 1837 This is a very fine day and as this is my birthday I am about 57 years old this day. Mrs. Barber is still with us and my wife and myself were over at William's place this afternoon and James was at the Presbyterian Church as we have no minister at our own Church this day. Flies are terrible bad.

Monday, 12th. June, 1837 This is a fine day and the boys are clearing off and planting. I have sent a letter to Mr. Handley by David Petrie to get some meal &c. I have been a little while by the fence at the old chop.

Tuesday, 13th. June, 1837 This is a fine hot day and the boys are loging clearing and planting and the old Lady Barber is gone off. I have been fencing by the shop and different places. Flies are very bad.

Wednesday, 14th. June, 1837 This is a fine hot day and James has been over to Wm.'s for his bull and I believe Starry has the bull today and Thomas, Henry and the oxen are down at George's loging and I have been at the fence and James, Mary and Joseph have finished the potatoes today. Flies are very bad.

Thursday, 15th. June, 1837 Thomas has been down to George's and got a bushell of potatoes to plant on half. James has 1/2 bushell to plant for himself and joseph has been with Nann to the Bull to Mr. SMILEY'S then Joseph went to William's with his saddle. I have set fire to rubbish over Jame's shoot.

Friday, 16th. June, 1837 This is a dull morning with a very little rain and the boys are at the road leading to the Line and in the afternoon they were loging a while at Mr. Dunn's. I have been fixing pickets by the garden cellar. Joseph down at George's planting and our boys planted 1 1/2 bushells from George's. My wife over at the village. Flies bad.

Saturday, 17th. June, 1837 This is a fine hot day and James and Thomas are at the Road and Henry and Joseph are down at George's planting. I have been fencing by the garden cellar. Had a small shower about the middle of the day. Mr. and Mrs. Cooley were here these two days. Flies are bad.

Sunday, 18th. June, 1837 This is a fine hot day with a breeze from the Northward, the wind has been from the Northward most part of the week. Myself, James, Thomas and joseph were at the Presbyterian Church and David came from Montreal and brought us 1/2 kettle of meal at 11/4. Mrs. Petrie and one of her childen were here a while.

Monday, 19th. June, 1837 This is a fine hot day and Henry and Joseph are down at Mr. McCurdy's with March to the Bull and James, Thomas and the oxen are on the road from Wm"s B---- Shantee downwards. George was up, and got the black horse and cart. Henry and Joseph cleaned the ditch from the potash house to Wm.'s Barn. Mr. Carr, his son, Mr. Law, Wm. Marlin, Mr. Lindsey, G. Brown, D. Petrie, Wm. Brown, A. McAuley were on the road and they have young turkeys out today &c.

Tuesday, 20th. June, 1837 This is a fine rainy day and Mary and Joseph went down to George's but they could not plant any. Boy's in the house most of this day. Joseph came up with the horse and cart from George's &c.

Wednesday, 21st. June, 1837 This is a fine growing day after the rain and Henry is down at Mr. Hay's and Joseph is down at George's. James and Thomas and the others are on the road by the Hang over Rock. I am fixing the fence in places for Lion breaks down it every day. Wm. and his wife were here.

Thursday, 22nd. June, 1837 This is a fine growing day and James, Thomas and Henry are loging. Mary, Joseph and Eliza are planting a bushell of potatoes, George sent up. I have been at the fence the bottom of the hill in the interval William's wife was took sick here last night, she was not able to go home till to-day. Comes on a fine thunder shower to-night. Flies are bad.

Friday, 23rd. June, 1837 This is a fine growing day after the rain and James, Thomas and Henry are loging. Joseph and Eliza are cutting some thistles a while then my wife Joseph and Eliza went over to William's place to carry their wheel home. I am about the fence and different things about the house &c.

Saturday, 24th. June, 1837 This is a fine rain. The boys were obliged to rise just after daylight in order to save their ashes and in te afternoon James, Thomas and Henry were loging and Joseph and I got a little firewood down and I was working a little while at the Necessary.

Sunday, 25th. June, 1837 This is a dull fine growing day and James, Thomas and Henry were at Church but no minister was there, so Mr. Parkinson preached a little &c.

Monday, 26th. June, 1837 This is a fine day and James and Thomas on the Road. Henry has been down for Lime for William. My wife and Mary were in the garden weeding. Joseph and Eliza cutting thistles in the barley. I have been fixing a gateway at the top of the Line Hill then I began to hoe the weeds out of the potatoes &c. Flies are very bad. Wm.'s wife is very sick.

Tuesday, 27th. June, 1837 This is a fine growing day and the boy's are splitting 100 rails for Wm. Marlin, then they were after their ashes &c. Henry cutting thistles. I have been hoeing some potatoes. Comes on a heavy shower with a little thunder. Wm. came here to empty the letches.

Wednesday, 28th. June, 1837 This is a fine growing day and James, Thomas and Henry are drawing down ashes and William, my wife, Joseph and Eliza are over at Keo's place with the Bull and the two heifers. I have been hoeing potatoes &c. The flies are terribly bad and Molly Dunn and her husband went off today. William's wife is very sick.

Thursday, 29th. June, 1837 This is a full but fine growing weather and the boy's are drawing down ashes then James and Thomas were attending the Militia. I have been hoeing potatoes a while. Henry fetched a load of ashes from old Libby's. Joseph and Eliza weeding thistles out of the oats &c. My wife over at Mr. Petrie's. The flies are worse today than they ever were.

Friday, 30th. June, 1837 This is a most blessed growing day as we had a fine shower some time in the night. Boy's drew some ashes then they drew some rails for George then te afternoon Joseph and Eliza were cutting thistles. My wife and Mary were in the garden. I hoed at the potatoes.

Saturday, 1st. July, 1837 This was a fine growing day w thunder storms & james, Thomas and Henry are at the potash, drawing wood, putting up the spouts & starting the letches and began to boil a barrel for William. I have been hoeing potatoes. Joseph & Eliza weeded oats a while and then potatoes.

Sunday, 2nd. July, 1837 This is a fine day after the showers and this day 26 years we arrived in QUEBEC from LONDON.The boys were boiling all last night and Henry, Joseph and myself was at the Church but we had no minister so we stopped at the Sunday School.

Monday, 3rd. July, 1837 This iboy's at the potash and I have been to Mr. Robinson's and Dugas for flour but could get none so on my way home I got 30 lbs. from George. Quite a wet evening but cleared up later.

Tuesday, 4th. July, 1837 Had a fine thunder shower or two today and the boy's are at the potash and in the afternoon they were loging and I hoed potatoes and my wife has set out some cabbage plants &c. Mr. Bateman was here a while. Cows in the oats by the Line Hill.

Wednesday, 5th. July, 1837 This is a fine day and Henry has gone with the horse and cart to take a load of hides out to St. Rock's for Mr. Bateman and James and Thomas are getting melting wood and I hoed some potatoes and melted William's potash and I have hoed potatoes a while. Flies are bad.

Thursday, 6th. July, 1837 This was a wet morning but cleared off and the boy's James and Thomas, are at Dowler's Bee. Henry came home from St. Rock's and Wm. and Joseph have started for Montreal with a barrel of potash and butter. Our barley began to ear out today, the first sown. George got the black horse to go to Mr. Jeffries. i sent a letter to Charles.

Friday, 7th. July, 1837 This was fine hot day and Henry and Thomas chopped and the oxen were down at George's place and my wife is over at Wm.'s place as his wife is very ill as yet, and Mary and Eliza are weeding in the garden. I have been at the fence a while and hoed potatoes,&c.

Saturday, 8th. July, 1837 This was a fine hot day and James, Thomas, Henry and George are loging. Mary, Eliza and myself hoed potatoes and I mended the fence Lion knocked down. The flies are terribly bad every day and we hear of the new minister having come.

Sunday, 9th. July, 1837 This was a very fine day and myself and James and Thomas were at church hearing Mr. Rowlin Hill Bourne and a fine semon he preached. My wife, Mery and George's Mary went up to see Wm.'s wife as she is very ill. This is the seventh Sunday after Trinity. Mr. Eveleigh's hogs are in William's crop today.

Monday, 10th. July, 1837 This is a fine day and James, Thomas and Henry are at their log heaps &c. &c. I have been at the potatoes a while and William and Joseph came home from MONTREAL. My wife is at Wm.'s place.

Tuesday, 11th. July, 1837 This was a very fine day and the boy's are after their ashes and chopping and loging. James is down at Mr. Dugas Mill to fetch up some flour and I and the children have been moulding up some potatoes. Mr. Bourne the Minister was here a while this evening. Flies are very bad. Marlin is filling the letches &c.

Wednesday, 12th. July, 1837 This was a very fine hot day and the boys are loging and chopping and they have David Petrie helping. Joseph and Eliza are cutting thistles in the oats &c. I have been at the potatoes and have been mending the gate at the back of the barn. My wife over at Mr. Pollock's paying them 30 shillings for William 1/10/0 Marlin getting us some ashes in the letches.

Thursday, 13th. July, 1837 This is a fine growing day with a fine breeze from the S West and a small shower. James, Thomas, Henry and John Pollock are chopping and loging and drew down some ashes &c. Joseph has been over to
William's place with our horse and cart to take him some salt and flour over and brought some ashes back. Mr. Marlin is boiling today and I have been at the potatoes weeding and at the fence &c, &c.

Friday, 14th. July, 1837 James and Henrey are chopping a little and at their log heaps and Thomas is at Mr. Pollock's. Joseph and Eliza are weeding &c. William has the oxen at his place today and my wife is over there as his wife is put to bed with a boy, very sick and it died in the evening.

Saturday, 15th. July, 1837 We had a fine thunder shower and the boys are drawing ashes and chopping and John Pollock is at work with them. I have been about the Fence over the river &c. Sinclair's cattle were in the grass today. My wife came home from William's and he and Henry were over at the Village to bury the Child and Henry was obliged to go to William's for the oxen &c. Joseph weeding for William.

Sunday, 16th. July, 1837 This is a fine warm day and myself, James, Henry, Mary and Joseph were at Church and Mrs. Petrie was in here on her way to MONTREAL and John Pollock and Mr. Dowler was here and in the evening our JOHN came up to see us.

Monday, 17th. July, 1837 This is a fine day and George came up and had breakfast. John and he went away. Mr. Dowler was over grinding an axe. John Pollock was over. James, Thomas and Henry are chopping and loging, drawing ashes, &c. Joseph hoeing potatoes for William. I have made a clog for the black horse as we cannot keep him in the pasture. He broke over into William Marlin's.

Tuesday, 18th. July, 1837 This is a fine day and the Boy's are chopping and loging &c. John Pollock is with them and my wife is over at Williams seeing his wife as she is sick. I have been about the house. Joseph and Eliza are weeding William's potatoes. Mr. Scalley has our cart today.

Wednesday, 19th. July, 1837 We had a fine rain today and in the afternoon it cleared up fine. James is down for lime and Thomas is at Mr. Pollock's and Henry is about home and I have been at the Village on a Vestry and Joseph and Mary and Eliza were about the house &c. and it is a most beautiful growing day.

Thursday, 20th. July, 1837 This is a dull day for the most part but a fine growing day and the boy's James, Thomas and Henry are filling Letches and began to boil then Thomas went in the morning to work at clearing up the Church yard. I have been pulling weeds out of the oats over the River. Mr. Marlin melted last night.

Friday, 21st. July, 1837 This is a fine growing day with a fine shower and James and Thomas are at James Brown's. Henry and Joseph are at the potash. I have been mending the gate at the barn &c. and drying a little grass, then Henry and I got a little firewood to the potash.

Saturday, 22nd. July, 1837 This was a fine day. James is at the potash and moulding up the potatoes and I have been at the potash a while. Thomas and Henry piling brush &c. Mary, eliza and myself carried in the grass &c. below the cellar.

Sunday, 23rd. July, 1837 A fine day and James, Thomas, Mary, Joseph and I were at church and the news of Petrie's land is come to be sold. Wm. over this afternoon with our harness &c.

Monday, 24th. July, 1837 A fine shower early this morning and the boy's are at the potash and drawing wood the first part of the morning then James worked at repairing the cart. George came up to get the cart and the two horses to draw . July, 1837 . July, 1837 . July, 1837 ashes.Henry at the potash. Thomas mowing s little while and we got a piece of Ash for Barrel heads &c. Thomas and I sawed it and they have been getting some melting wood and they melted tonight.

Tuesday, 25th. July, 1837 This is a fine day with wind from the Northward and James is at work at the cart and Thomas is helping Mr. Law with the two oxen draw some ashes over as he is filling the letches today and Henry is over to William's place with some heading and is to bring a barrel home with him. Myself, Mary, Joseph and Eliza hoed potatoes and my wife is weeding in the garden. David Petrie has our cart to draw two loads of ashes for Mr. Law. James was over to the Blacksmiths getting some screws made for the cart.

Wednesday, 26th. July, 1837 This is a fine warm day and in the afternoon we had a fine shower and I have been pulling some weeds out of the oats and James has been with Mr. norrish to look at some grass of Mr. Hall's they say and then he went over with the screws to get them altered as they are too long. Henry came home from Wm's with a potash barrel. Thomas has been mowing a little while then he and some children from above and our children have beeb hoeing up William's potatoes. Wife weeded garden.

Thursday, 27th. July, 1837 This was a very warm day at times and at other times overcast and cool, rather inclined to rain a little and James started for MONTREAL with a barrel of potash and henry helped him down as far as Mr. Jeffries and came home. Thomas and he are down at George's place chopping and our children finished up William's potatoes. My wife weeded in the garden. I have been turning over some grass that has been mowed and pulled some weeds out of the oats. Old Mr. Keo is acting very unjust with our William.

Friday, 28th. July, 1837 This was a fine warm morning and Mr. Marlin came and paid us 1/0/0 for the potash work &c.&c. Mr. Sculley was here grinding his axe. Joseph is hoeing up some potatoes and we took up some POTATOES for dinner yesterday so we commenced early this year. I have been pulling some weeds out of the oats over the river. Thomas and Henry are chopping at George's. We received a letter from CHARLES and he is well and bad times in New York. Joseph was over at the Village at Mr. Robinson's, Mr. Norrish's Post Office and at Mr. Truesdell's &c. Had a little shower this evening.

Saturday, 29th. July, 1837 This was a very fine growing morning and I have been a little while hoeing up potatoes and Joseph was a while at them then he had to go after our old JERSEY and I have been turning a little hay.

Thomas and Henry are chopping at George's and we hear of the death of his MAJESTY KING WILLIAM THE FOURTH.

Sunday, 30th. July, 1837 This was a wet day all day and James arrived home from MONTREAL about 7 o'clock this morning and myself, Henry and Joseph went to Church and George was up after church and we had a thunder storm tonight.

Monday, 31st. July, 1837 This is a fine day after the rain and the rivers are overflown and James has been mowing a while and David Petrie was helping him and Thomas and Henry are chopping at George's and finished. I have been down to Mr. Robinson's and paid him 1/0/0 on account due to him 3/ 14/ 11 1/2 . My wife has been over at the Vilage with some fruit to the Minister and she was at Mr. Norrish's. Joseph was over with some meal to William.

Tuesday, 1st. Augt., 1837 This was a fine morning and James, Thomas and David Petrie were mowing. John Pollock was here grinding his axe and we had a small shower and we got in a little hay that we have mowed this some time past and it is not very good. Our oxen have been in theoats twice today and once yesterday. George's wife and family were here today getting currents.

Wednesday, 2nd. Augt., 1837 This is a fine hot morning but it comes in a little shower and we have been turning over the hay but we could but little in as it is not fit. The boy's are chopping and David Petrie is helping them. I have mended up a rake or two today. George was up with our cart. It comes on a small shower or two and we cannot get any hay in. My wife was at Mr. O'Neils and Currens &c. Mr. Hoey was here for some money &c. for shoe mending.

Thursday, 3rd. Augt., 1837 This is a fine cool morning with the wind from the Northward and we had fine showers in the night or early in the morning. Henry is at Mr. Pollock's and James and Thomas are mowing. I have been at the fence by the barn a little while and we were turning the hay and raking and carried in some &c.

Friday, 4th. Augt., 1837 This is a very fine day. James and Thomas are at William Marlin"s Bee and Henry is mowing and I am attending the hay shaking out and raking and in the afternoon Henry, Joseph and myself carried in a little load of hay.

Saturday, 5th. Augt., 1837 This is a fine hay day and James is at Mr. Brown's and Thomas and Henry are mowing and then we raked up some hay and carried in 4 loads of hay this evening and the flies are very bad to-night.

Sunday, 6th. Augt., 1837 This is a fine day and myself and James and Thomas, Mary and Joseph were at Church and in the evening my wife, James, Thomas and Joseph and Eliza were at Church at Mr. Keo's place.

Monday, 7th. Augt., 1837 This is a fine day and we have been over to the Village to the sale of Mr. Petrie's land then we came back and carried in 4 loads of hay and then the boy's mowed a little.

Tuesday, 8th. Augt., 1837 This is a very fine morning and the Boy's are mowing a while by the Big Mountain then they were mowing in the meadow by Petrie's and I have been over to William's place to copy off an agreement on him. They took in one load of hay.

Wednesday, 9th. Augt., 1837 This is a wet day and the Boy's have been mowing &c. Mr. Law melted today.

Thursday, 10th. Augt., 1837 Small rain the forepart of this day. Thomas and Henry are mowing. James mended a sleigh of Mr. Law's and I and Joseph and Eliza were over at the Church this evening but the minister Mr. Bourne is sick, he did not preach. We changed Jersey away for a cow of Mr. Law's.

Friday, 11th. Augt., 1837 Small rain this morning and James has been and fetched home the cow as she ran off home yesterday evening and Henry is over at Mr. Cochrane's place mowing for Mr. Norrish's people.

Saturday, 12th. Augt., 1837 This is a fine day and James, Thomas and Mary are in the meadow turning the hay & likewise at home.Henry is over at Mr. Cochrane's mowing for Mr. Norrish as they did not mow yesterday. Joseph was down to Mr. Hoey's for his shoes but did not get them. I have been over to Mr. Dunn's Sam Asbell's & Henry Law's for the cow & I have been getting bark to make ropes to tigh out the horse, oxen, &c. Looks like rain.

Sunday, 13th. Augt., 1837 This was a wet morning but cleared up and myself, my wife, Henry, Joseph and Mary were at Church and then called at George's a while and Mrs. Sharp, and Mr. Sharp, William and his wife were over here and old Mr. Petrie and several people called in a heavy shower with thunder to-night.

Monday, 14th. Augt., 1837 This is a dull morning but fine day and in the early part of the morning James and Mrs. Law started for Montreal and Henry and the old horse are helping them out of the Township. Thomas and Joseph are about home. Mr. Law is boiling down some .... and we have turned over the hay but it is in bad order.

Tuesday, 15th. Augt., 1837 TRhis is a dull morning but turnrd to rain and we have been getting out some cedars and in the afternoon it came on a heavy thunder shower, we cannot do anything in the hay today.

Wednesday, 16th. Augt., 1837 This is a dull morning and it is dull most of the day and we have been drawing ceaders and fencing down by the garden &c. &c. and there came on a thunder storm this evening.

Thursday, 17th. Augt., 1837 This is a fine day and Thomas, Henry and Joseph are chopping a while and Mr. Hall"s people and Mr. (?lbon) the Baillif came and put PetrieS people out of their house and they and their things are at our place and James and Mrs. Law came home late to-night from MONTREAL.

Friday, 18th. Augt., 1837 This is a fine day and the Boy's, Thomas, Henry, Joseph are turning over the hay and got in two loads. James is over at William's place for the old mare to go to L'Assumption for the minister. I have begun to reap a little barley today for the first time this year.

Saturday, 19th. Augt., 1837 This is a fine day and Thomas, Henry and Joseph are at the hay in the meadow and at home and got in 5 small loads and James came home from L'Assumption. Flies are terribly bad. I reaped a little barley again today.

Sunday, 20th. Augt., 1837 This is a fine day and my wife and I, James, Thomas, Mary and Joseph were at Church and old Mrs. Petrie is still at our place and David Petrie and his Mother were here a while this afternoon.

Monday, 21st. Augt., 1837 This is a very fine day and we carried in some hay and carried some together in the meadow and made a stack of it and I was raking some hay over the river and Mary and Eliza were carrying it over the bridge and at night we carried it in and I took a little barley in. It comes on a heavy thunder storm. The boy's mowed a little today.

Tuesday, 22nd. Augt., 1837 Rather inclined to be showery and the boy's are mowing at home and my wife has been down to Mr. Robinson's and I have sent a letter to CHARLES by one Miss Braydon. James took it down to George Robinson's.

Wednesday, 23rd. Augt., 1837 Showery weater at times and the boy's are finishing mowing at home today and we were mowing in the meadow a little while. We could not get in any hay today. I have reaped a little barley and begun to threash a little.

Thursday, 24th. Augt., 1837 This is a drying day more than usual and we got in a little load of hay but not very fit and William and his man came here to his place to mow & the Notary came and he has to leave Mr. Keo's place on terms. I have threashed a little while. Boy's mowed in the meadow.

Friday, 25th. Augt., 1837 This was a dull morning and I was over to Mr. Keo's with Gowan Brown to see how William and they agreed and then I came home and the sun is very hot. I set out some barley to dry and in a little while it came on a shower and I had scarcely hads time to getr it in before the rain. Boy's are in the meadow and they have been chopping a while.

Saturday, 26th. Augt., 1837 This is a fine day till the afternoon and the boy's got in one load of hay. I have threashed a little barley and cleaned up two bushells and carried in a little and it comes on to rain and Henry has taken a pig to Mr. Hay's and there came on a heavy thunder storm to night.

Sunday, 27th. Augt., 1837 This was a fine day and 3 of the children were at Sunday school as there was no service in the Church as the minister is away and Gowan Brown, William Tigh, William and his wife were here looking over some accounts against Mr. Keo &c.&c.

Monday, 28th. Augt., 1837 This is a very fine day and the boy's are carrying in hay and I have been reaping some barley and carried in some. Mary was over at the Village.

Tuesday, 29th. Augt., 1837 This is a fine day and Thomas, Henry and Joseph are cocking up some hay in the meadow. James and Mary are keeping William Brown's WEDDING.I have been reaping some barley and carried in a little. Started to rain tonight. Eliza is over to the Village with some butter to Mr. Norrish &c.

Wednesday, 30th. Augt., 1837 This was a wet morning but it cleared off after a while and James and Mary came home from the wedding and Henry is down at the Mill with 2 bushells of barley. Thomas and Joseph are in the meadow getting hay out of the alders. I have been to William's place at Keo's as there is an arbitration respecting the crop &c. between William and he. Mr. Dugas, Mr. Blair and Mr. Cook.

Thursday, 31st. Augt., 1837 This is a fine day and the boy's are stacking up some hay in the meadow. I have reaped a little barley. Mary raked for William a while and there came on a little shower.

Friday, 1st. Sept., 1837 This was a fine morning and James, Thomas, George are mowing in the big meadow. Henry is down to Mr. hoey's, Robinson's &c. I have been reaping barley a little while and doing one little job or the other about the place.

Saturday, 2nd. Sept., 1837 This was a dull morning and came on to rain and the boy's James and Thomas and Joseph are piling brush a while and Henry with the oxen are down at George's. Rained heavy tonight. I have threashed a little barley.

Sunday,3rd. Sept., 1837 This was a fine day and James, Henry, Mary, Eliza Joseph and myself were at Church and George's wife was up here a while and we were up at James.

Monday, 4th. Sept., 1837 This was a fine day and the boy's have been stacking hay in Mr. Law's meadow. I have carried in some barley.

Tuesaday, 5th. Sept., 1837 This was a fine day and Thomas and Henry are fencing in William's clearance and James and Mary are down with William Browns Weddingers and Thomas and Henry went in the afternoon. I have reaped some barley and carried in a little &c. My wife has been over to Mr. O'Neal's and put his wife to bed with a daughter.

Wednesday, 6th. Sept., 1837 This was a fine day and the Weddingers came home this morning and the boy's are fencing a little while in William's clearance and I have been reaping a while &c.&c. My wife at O'Neal's today.

Thursday, 7th. Sept., 1837 This was a fine day and we had a small shower very early this morning and James, Thomas have been cutting some Grass seed and Henry is down at the Mill with 3 1/2 bushells of barley and the girls are down at Mr. Robinson's for some shirting.

Friday, 8th. Sept., 1837 This was a fine hot day and James is at the Village for some things for his Bee. Thomas is doing a little at the fence and then we got in some grass seed. Henry is helping Mr. Law stack his hay in the meadow. I put in a little barley.

Saturday, 9th. Sept., 1837 This was a dull morning but it turnred out a fine hot day and James has Mr. Law, John and William Marlin, Mr. Lindsey, two Sharps, George, William, Thomas and Henry loging up on the Hill at his own clearance. I have threashed a little barley.

Sunday, 10th. Sept., 1837 This was a dull morning rather inclined to rain but turned out fine after, and myself, Henry, Mary, Joseph and Eliza were at Church and William's wife was here a while and my wife was down to see Mrs. Petrie, she is sick.

Monday, 11th. Sept., 1837 This was a wet morning and then it blows off and then in the afternoon came on to rain and blows hard from the Northward. The two Brown girls went home this morning and we have been reaping someoats and barley. William and his wife were here a while after their flax &c. We put a cow over to Mr. LAW'S.

Wednesday, 13th. Sept., 1837 This was a fine morning and the boy's were reaping a little while and I have been over to the Village to a Vestry held at the Parsonage House and William, James, Thomas and Henry have been loging all afternoon.

Thursday, 14th. Sept., 1837 This was a fine day and James and Thomas are at their log heaps and chopping &c. Henry over helping William and Joseph and I finished reaping the barley except a little that is green around the edges in places. My wife is down at Mr. Dugas, &c. &c. I carried in a few sheaves of barley.

Friday, 15th. Sept., 1837 This was a fine day and James and Henry are at James Brown's Bee. Thomas is at the log heaps and I have been binding a few oats and carried in 45 sheaves and carried in some barley. Joseph is down at Mr. Dugas' to fetch up his Mother.

Saturday, 16th. Sept., 1837 This was a fine day and James is up at the augmentation and Thomas and Henry are at the log heaps. I have been binding some oats and put in 28 sheaves and carried in some barley.

Sunday, 17th. Sept., 1837 This was a fine day and the children Mary, Joseph and Eliza were at Sunday School then at Church and myself and James and Thomas.

Monday, 18th. Sept., 1837 This was a dull day and looked very heavy for rain but we had only two small showers. James is down for Lime. Thomas is at John Marlin's Bee. Henry, Mary, Joseph and Eliza are reaping oats under the Big Mountain. I have reaped some by the barn &c. We carried in the sheaves. Comes on a very fine clear night. Henry started for the Mill but looked so much like rain he returned to save his ashes but it did not rain thank God. Henry & Thomas out tonight.

Tuesday, 19th. Sept., 1837 This was a fine day and James squared some sleigh runners and Thomas & Henry were at William Marlin's Bee. Mary, Joseph and myself reaping some oats and I carried in 4 sheaves. Wind northwest.

Wednesday, 20th. Sept., 1837 This is a fine day. James, Thomas and Henry are loging a while. Mary and Joseph are down at George's reaping for him. I have been binding 4 bushell barley and reaping a few oats and carried in 5 sheaves. Henry is down at the Mill with 4 bushells of barley.

Thursday, 21st. Sept., 1837 This is a sharp frost, it has killed the potatoes and

Henry came up from the Mill then James, Thomas and Henry are at their ashes and drawing some down and I have been reaping a few oats in places where they are ripe and I have ben binding and we have carried in 136 sheaves. Mary and Joseph are reaping for George and came home to-night.

Friday, 22nd. Sept., 1837 This was a fine day and the boy's are at their ashes and Joseph is mowing peas and I have been reaping a few oats and carried in 4 sheaves. Sharp frost for thepotatoes.

Saturday, 23rd. Sept., 1837 It was a little frosty this morning but the wind blows very hard and Thomas, James and Henry are mowing peas and reaping some oats and began to reap the wheat and I have reaped a few oats and carried in 3 sheaves. The hogs and pigs are in mischief.

Sunday, 24th. Sept., 1837 This is a fine day and myself, James, Henry, Mary, joseph and Eliza were at Church and William and his wife and maid and George were here this afternoon a while.

Monday, 25th. Sept., 1837 This is a fine morning and James, Thomas, Henry and Joseph were reaping oats on the Island then they were at their ashes a while , then thewy were carrying in 3 loads of Peas and 102 sheaves of Oats and 42 sheaves of wheat and Mary and Joseph were reaping wheat at the foot of the Big Mountain. I was binding oats and wheat.

Tuesday, 26th. Sept., 1837 This morning is dull and we have had a little shower and the boy's James, Thos. and Henry are all chopping and drawing some ashes &c. Mary and Joseph are reaping oats. I am storing away in the barn one thing and another. Lion has done some mischief and damage with the oats and Barley at the Barn. Eliza minded the cattle &c. Thomas and Henry are mowing peas this afternoon. James has gone down for lime. I have reaped some oats and carried in 6 sheaves.

Wednesday, 27th. Sept., 1837 This is a fine morning and I have been in the barn a little while and Thomas and Henry are at their ashes then we bound up some wheat and carried in 57 sheaves and bound oats and carried in 138 sheaves. Comes on to rain tonight. James came up with the lime.

Thursday, 28th. Sept., 1837 This is a dull morning with a little rain tonight, and the boy's have begun to boil the potash and got so wet we could do little out.

Friday, 29th. Sept., 1837 This was a fine day and James has gone to MONTREAL with Mrs. Sinclair, and Thomas, Mary and Joseph are reaping wheat. Henry is boiling potash. I have turned oats and reaped a while, carried in 5 sheaves.

Saturday, 30th. Sept., 1837 This is a dull morning and I have been turning oats. Henry and Joseph are reaping wheat a little while. Thomas is at the potash and it appears heavy for rain, then we bound 66 sheaves of wheat and 41 of oats and it comes on a heavy rain all evening and most of the night.

Sunday, 1st. Octr., 1837 This is a dull morning but drys after and we were at Church 5 of us at the village and then 3 of them went to Keo's Schoolhouse and heard the Minister there.

Monday, 2nd. Octr., 1837 This is a dull day and we have been tuirning wheat and oats but it came on a little rain. We got in 4 sheaves of oats only. Thomas at the potash. Henry has been down and got George's cart. My wife down at Mr. Truesdell's &c. Henry and Joseph are reaping a while this evening.

Tuesday, 3rd. Octr., 1837 This is a frosty morning with a little sleet or snow then it clears off. My back is very sore someway or other. Thomas is at the potash and I have been turning oats and peas and then we carried in 1 load of peas and 64 sheaves of oats and 36 of wheat and our John came up today and James came home from MONTREAL. Henry burnt his eye with the potash.

Wednesday, 4th. Octr., 1837 This is a sharp frost and it is a fine drying day and James, Henry, Joseph and Mary are reaping wheat and oats. Thomas is reaping at Wades as they are sick and then we carried in 1 load of peas and 240 sheaves of wheat and 5 sheaves of oats and dug a few potatoes.

Thursday, 5th. Octr., 1837 This is a frosty morning and clear but comes on dull, looks much for rain and the boy's are digging potatoes a while they then reaped oats by the shop and I have been binding wheat but could not finish as it started to snow and covered the ground very quickly. We took in 96 sheaves of wheat and 2 of oats. Quite a wintry looking night. We put in all the cattle. My wife has gone down to Mr. Dugas.

Friday, 6th. Octr., 1837 This is a fine day after the snow and the boy's are digging potatoes and reaping oats. I am very poorly with a cold and I have been putting potatoes in the cellar. Lion let the cattle in among the stooks of oats and destroyed a good many of them.

Saturday, 7th. Octr., 1837 Had a little fall of snow this morning then it got fine and the boy's and Eliza and Mary are digging potatoes, we might sat ploughing them out of the drills.Then we put in 92 sheaves of oats and 8 sheaves of wheat and some potatoes from the back of the rocks by the Mountain.

Sunday 8th Octr., 1837 This is a fine morning after the snow and Joseph was at the Sunday School, there was none of the rest of us at the Village as there was no service at our Church. I am very poorly with a cold.

Monday, 9th Octr., 1837 This is a sharp frosty morning but a very fine day and James, Thomas & Joseph are taking up a few potatoes. Henry has been to Mr. Finley's for ashes. We got 12 bushells and now 7 bushells makes 19 at 4/6/4. I am clearing up the barn, we have all our wheat in for this Season, 548 sheaves and this afternoon they are reaping oats over the river then we carried in 180 sheaves and Henry has been to Mr. Hobb's Mill with 1 bushel of barley.

Tuesday, 10th Octr., 1837. This is a dull morning and the boys are reaping over the river and it comes on to rain and Mary and I went down to Mr. Dugas to our John's WEDDING.

Wednesday, 11th. Octr., 1837. This is a fine day and the boy's have Mr. Asbell at work with them today and they are reaping and taking up some potatoes and my wife, Mary and myself came up from Mr. Dugas and we brought up the 2 bushels of flour.

Thursday, 12th Octr., 1837. This is a wet morning for a while then it cleared up and I have been helping William fence his oats in behind the barn as the cattle are destroying them.

Friday, 13th Octr., 1837. This is a cold morning but very fine and Mr. Asbell and our boys are reaping oats and I have been carrying in some 300 and bound some over the river and they have been taking some potatoes out of the drills.

Saturday, 14th Octr., 1837. This is a sharp morning but a fine day and Sam'l Asbell and our boys are taking potatoes up out of the drills and finished them and then we carried in the last of our oats 759 sheaves this day and I am very happy to think they are in.

Sunday, 15th Octr., 1837. This is a fine day and myself, James, Mary, Joseph and Eliza were at Church.

Monday, 16th Octr., 1837. This is a sharp frost and a fine day and Mr. Wm Marlin and our boy's are raising potatoes up on James' lot and I have been taking up some parsnips and cabbage in the garden.

Tuesday, 17th Octr., 1837. This is a fine day and Samuel Asbell and our boy's are raising potatoes on the hill and I have sent a letter to Charles by the Rev. Mr. Bourne's brother. Henry helping William at his potatoes to-day. I have been taking in cabbage and parsnips &c.

Mr. Bourne sends me word that he has the fever.

Wednesday, 18th Octr., 1837. This is a fine morning but it comes on to rain. James started off for MONTREAL with a barrel of potash. Thomas, Joseph, Mary and Sam'l Asbell and Wm. Marlin are at the potatoes and Henry was there in the afternoon as he was fetching up his oats from William's place. I have been about the house and in the garden a while.

Thursday, 19th Octr., 1837. This is a fine day byt very cold and I have been taking up a few drills of potatoes in the first planted over among the rocks and now I believe they are finished for this season. There is a very cold wind. William is drawing grain from his clearence. George is at his potash. Thomas and Joseph are taking up potatoes at Mr. Wades as they are sick.

Friday, 20th Octr. 1837. This is a wet cold morning and my wife has gone up to John Marlin's as his wife is sick. We can do nothing out for a while. It is a cold morning for the cattle. James came home from MONTREAL some time in the night.

Saturday, 21th Octr., 1837. This is a fine day but cold and the boys have been about home and killed a cow and I have been down to Mr. Robinson's and paid him 5 dollars on account. Joseph reaping oats for William. Henry has been to Mr. Norish's to get the old horse shod.

Sunday, 22nd. Octr., 1837. This is a fine day but cool and our Minister is very sick and there is no church service to-day. Our John and his wife and two sisters came up to-day. Henry went down to the Mill with 4 bushells of Barley.

Monday, 23rd. Octr., 1837. This is a fine day and James and Joseph are at George's potash and Thomas is at Mr. Norish's and Henry came up from the Mill and I have been over to the Village and counted out 200 boards at Mr. Truesdells. Henry fetched out a load of oats for William to-night.

Tuesday, 24th. Octr., 1837. This is a fine day but cold and the boy's are at Sam'l Asbells with the oxen loging for him. Myself and Joseph are at the potash. George came up and got the old horse and cart.

Wednesday, 25th. Octr., 1837. This is a terribly snowy day the whole day and the boys are at the potash and been at work at an ox sleigh. I have been threashing some barley.

Thursday, 26th. Octr., 1837. Rains this morning and some boy's are at the potash and some at the ox sleigh. I am threashing some barley a little while and it continues wet all day.

Friday, 27th. Octr., 1837. This is rather a dry day and Thomas and James are chopping some wood for ashes. Herny and Joseph are fetching up some boards. I have been threashing barley &c.

Saturday, 28th. Octr., 1837. This is a fine day, and Thomas, James and Henry are chopping a while and in the morning Henry and Joseph fetched up a load or two of boards. I have been threashing some barley and William got the last of his oats home.

Sunday, 29th. Octr., 1837. This is a sharp frost at first but a fine day and our Minister is sick so some of the boys went one way and some another. Our pigs were put up yesterday. William Brown and we are clear of account he took his salt away &c. Mrs. Petrie and Nancy Brown and Mrs. Marlin were here.

Monday, 30th. Octr., 1837. This is a fine day and we have a Bee carrying out ashes on the land and some are stumping up by Mr. Marlin's at the Line.

Tueday, 31st. Octr., 1837. This is a fine day and I have been to see the Minister Mr. Bourne and been looking our some quartering at Mr. Truesdelle and my wife has been down to see old Mrs. Petrie. James and Henry are at Mr. Laws Bee. Thomas is plastering at the cow house. Joseph begun to boil some lye for George.

Wedneday, 1st, Novr., 1837. Comes on to snow a little and Thomas, James and Henry are loging and I have threashed a few oats and my wife and I have been at Gawn Brown's. Joseph has been boiling lye for George. I have bought an old loging chain off David Petrie.

Thursday, 2nd. Novr., 1837. This is a fine morning and James and Thomas are at the log heaps and Henry is emptying some letches &c. I am threashing.

Friday, 3rd. Novr., 1837. Boys are at their log heaps and drawing ashes from Asbells and we have had a fall of snow. I am threashing oats. George melted last night.

Saturday, 4th. Novr., 1837. This is a dull day and the boys's are loging a while at Mrs. Dunn's then drew some ashes.

Sunday, 5th. Novr., 1837. Snowed and rained most of the day with the wind form the Northward and William was over for a while, Mrs. Dunn, S. Asbell &c.

Monday, 6th. Novr., 1837. This is a fine day with a little frost and Thomas and Henry are drawing ashes and some potatoes. Joseph is drawing firewood. James is gone over to Mr.Reed's in Ramsay. I have been threashing some oats &c. James Norrish was here this morning and his mare stopped here. Mary and Eliza were down at George's place.

Tuesday, 7th. Novr., 1837. This is a fine frosty morning and Henry is over at Mrs. Dunn's for a few ashes and Thomas is gone down to Mr. Hooey's with some shoes &c. and James has paid Mr. Reid 10 dollars in cash and old Bob the horse for 13.50 makes account 23.50 15/17/6. Henry has gone down to the mill with 5 1/2 bushells of barley & the stove front to be mended. James came home to-night.

Wedneday, 8th. Novr., 1837. This is a fine day and the boy's are all at the Potash and I am threashing some oats. Henry came up with the flour this forenoon. James Norrish borrowed our cart. Mr. Brace borrowed my saw.

Thursday, 9th. Novr., 1837. This is a dull morning and James is at the Potash. Thomas and Henry are at Henry Law's loging and Joseph is down at the Blacksmiths for the stove front and to get the horse shod. It comes on a heavy fall of snow. I have cleared up some of the oats and we hear of war in Montreal or near there by the Canadians against government by Mr. Papineau.

Friday, 10th. Novr., 1837. This is a fine day and James and Thomas are at the Potash and Henry is over to Mr. Norish's getting a chain mended and brought a load of boards from Mr.Truesdells and I have been threashing some oats and cleaned up 11 bushells. Joseph has been drawing wood for George with the horse, &c.

Saturday, 11th. Novr., 1837. This is a fine morning and James is at the potash and Thomas is over at Mr. Norish's and Henry is at Mr. Dowler's Bee. I have been threashing oats and cleaned up 1 bushell. Joseph has been drawing firewood. It comes on to snow this afternoon.

Sunday, 12th. Novr., 1837. This is a very fine morning after the snow and James and Henry were over at the Presbyterian Church and Mr. Tye, Mr. Jos.Norish were here in the afternoon.

Monday, 13th.Novr., 1837. This is a fine day and James started for Montreal with a barrel of potash &c. Henry has been to the Mill for a load of boards. Thomas gathering some sugar throughs &c.

Tuesday, 14th. Novr., 1837. This is a fine day but cold. Henry at the Mill with 12 bushells of oats. Thomas & Joseph drawing firewood and I have let Mr. Bourne have 1 bushell of oats and William came here to-night and his wife took the child away.

Wedneday, 15th Novr. 1837. This is a fine day and Thomas and Joseph are drawing some firewood a while then Thomas fetched some battens &c. from Mr. Truesdells and I have been to the Village to see Mr. Bourne the Minister. The man begun work at the clapboarding of the house.

Thursday, 16th Novr., 1837. This is a fine morning and Henry came home from the Mill and then we went down to George's to help him kill a couple of hogs. Thomas at work at Mr. Law's and I have been threashing some oats. Mary is down at George's today. Mr. Genenerux and his son are at work at the clapboarding. It comes on to snow this afternoon. Mr. Hooey got a kentle of meal at 12/6.

Friday, 17th. Novr., 1837. This is a snowy day most part of it small snow and cold and Thomas is at Mr. Asbell's and Henry about home and Joseph is at George's with the oxen drawing wood for him and I am threashing oats and Mr.Genenerux and his son are at the clapboarding. James arrived home from Montreal.

Saturday, 18th. Novr., 1837. This is a fine day and James and Thomas are threshing wheat and Henry is at Mr. Braces at their raising of the Mill. I have cleaned up 4 1/2 bushells of wheat. Mr. Genenerux and his son still at the clapboarding. Joseph drew a little firewood and fetched the fan and riddle from William's. Eliza came home from Mr. Lindsey's.

Sunday, 19th. Novr., 1837. This is a fine day but we had a long shower of rain in the night or early this morning and Mrs. Dunn and Wm. Sinclair, James Norish and then George his wife and one child came up.

Monday, 20th. Novr., 1837. This is a snowy day and James is away to Le Assumption with 5 bushells of wheat and Thomas and Henry are at Wm. Marlin's chopping and loging &c. I have been clearing up the barn.

Tuesday, 21st. Novr., 1837. This is a rainy day all day and Thomas and Henry are working at the cow bails a while as they could do nothing out. I have been threashing some oats. My wife is down at John Smiley's, and James came home from L'Assupmtion tonight. Mr. Law commenced his potash.

Wednesday, 22nd. Novr., 1837. It has rained all night and still rains this morning. The boys are at the cow bails &c. Joseph cutting a little firewood. I was in the barn threashing and cleaning up some oats and have cleaned up 5 bushells. James has been getting some trousers cut out &c. Monsieur Genenerux and his son are at the clapboarding of the house.

Thursday, 23rd. Novr., 1837. This is a snowy morning with the wind from the S.West and it comes on cold. James has been up to Monsieur LeMarles and Thomas, Henry and Joseph getting wood a while and then they fetched down some potatoes &c. Monsieur Genenerux and his son clapboarding, &c.

Friday, 24th. Novr., 1837. This is a fine day but cold and James and Thomas are up at LeMarles drawing some logs to the saw mill and Henry has been to Mr. Hob's with two bushells of barley and 5 bushells of oats. I threashed a while.

Saturday, 25th. Novr., 1837. This is a fine day and James and Thomas are at LeMarles and Henry at William's drawing dung &c. I have been cleaning up some barley and threashed a few oats and cleaned them up. Mr. Genenerux at the clapboarding &c.

Sunday, 26th. Novr., 1837. This is a fine day and a lot of the Browns people were here this afternoon and Monsieur Genenerux stopped here today.

Monday, 27th. Novr. , 1837. This is a dull morning but cold and Henry at Mr. Truesdell's Mill for some battens but did not get any. James and Thomas are drawing some potatoes down from 24 on the 7th range. Mg. G. clapboarding.

Tuesday, 28th. Novr., 1837. This is a fine day and James and Thomas are drawing down some more potatoes. Henry over at William's place loging. Joseph and I were over at Mr.Bourne's with a bushell of oats and at Mr. Truesdels for battens but got none. Mr.Genenerux at the windows.

Wedneday, 29th. Novr., 1837. Ths is rather inclined to rain and they are at the Militia and I have been to the barn. My wife is down at Truesdels. Henry and John Sharp are chopping on the Mountain. Mr. Genenerux at the windows and there is great talk of war and trouble.

Thursday, 30th. Novr., 1837. This is a fine day and James, Thomas and Henry are chopping on the Mountain. Joseph and I have been down to Mr. Truesdell's and got 50 battens and some studding. Mr. Genenerux at the clapboarding &c.

Friday, 1st. Decr., 1837. This is a fine mild day with some rain inclined very dull and James is helping Mr. Law melt his potash and Thomas and Henry are chopping and I have cleaned up 2 bushells of oats. Clapboarding finished.

Saturday, 2nd. Decr., 1837. This is a fine mild day and James, Thomas, Henry, Mr. Law, Mr.Asbel are chopping and Joseph and I have been down to Mr.Truesdells and got 6 planks and some studding and I have cleaned up 3 bushells oats and we hear of great trouble with the people being at war in this Lower Province. MonsieurGenenerux at work for doors &c.

Sunday, 3rd. Decr., 1837. It rained all last night and some little showers this morning and blows fresh from the S West and my wife and I were over at Williams and the roads are very slippery indeed. Still bad news in the war line.

Monday, 4th Decr., 1837. This is a fine day but dull weather and the boy's are loging up on the Mountain. Mr. Law and Mr. Asbell with them and Mr. McGee was here preventing on the lot and our old Tom is ordering the men to be ready for Montreal.

Tuesday, 5th Decr., 1837. This is a fine day and the boys are attending their log heaps &c. and the people are very discouraged about the people being routed in such a way. I have been threashing peas for the hogs and Joseph has been to the Mill with Mr.Bowler's grain. My wife has been down to Mr. Truesdell's and George's place.

Wednesday, 6th. Decr., 1837. This is a little fall of snow and the boys are loging on the Mountain and I have been threashing some peas. Mr. Bowler, William and George were here to-night and some ??re and Mr. Genenenrux and his son are laying the floor these two days and the people are stopped by Col. Jullet from going to Montreal. Our old Tom has not got it his own way altogether.

Thursday, 7th. Decr., 1837. The boys are at their log heaps &c. and I have been threashing some peas and Mr. Genenerux and son are laying the floor.

Friday, 8th. Decr., 1837. This is a cold day and the boys are loging and George and William are helping them a little while. Henry Law and Sam Asbell are with them all day. Peggy and I were at Church and there was Proclamation out against PAPINEAU and others.

Saturday, 9th . Decr., 1837. This is a fine day but a cold morning and the boys Thomas and Henry are at their log heaps &c. James is at LeMarles and I have been threashing some peas and cleaned ? bushells for the hogs. Mr. Genenerux and his son are at the floors.

Sunday, 10th. Decr., 1837. This is a dull cold morning with the wind from the Northward and Mary, Joseph, Eliza and I were at Church and about the middle of the Prayers Mr. Griffiths and his soldiers came home form Sorel and Mr. Law, Mr. Asbell, Mr. Dowler and George, his wife and 3 children were here and Mr. Wm. Marlin so our place is middling well filled at times.

Monday, 11th. Decr., 1837. This is a milder day than yesterday was but is is still dull weather and James and Henry are at their log heaps and ashes. Thomas is at Mr. McGie's. Joseph at Mr.Hob's mill. Eliza at Mr. O'Neals and then to Williams for one thing and another. I threashed peas.

Tuesday, 12h. Decr., 1837. They are emptying letches and killed a pig we called Henry. I have been threashing some peas and cleaned up 2 bushells and Monsieur Genenerux and his son have finished the floor today. Joseph is chopping some wood for Mr.Bourne the Minister and the boys, Thomas and Henry have put their names in to Volunteer to the Rawdon care &c.

Wednesday, 13th. Decr., 1837. This is a fine day but quite cold and Thomas and Henry have joined the Soldiers this morning and got ONE DOLLAR a piece and I have begun to threash some wheat &c. Joseph over to Mr. Hob's. The girls are down to Mr. Robinsons for 300 nails. James has been cutting up the hog and he weighed 147 1/2 lbs. and drew some stuff for train bottoms for Mr. Truesdells &c. George and his wife were up.

Thursday, 14th Decr., 1837. This is a fine day but cold and James and Joseph are on the Mountain chopping a while. Monsieur Genenerux and his son are at the door cappings and the stairs &c. Thomas and Henry are soldiering.

Friday, 15th Decr., 1837. This is a very fine day but cold in the morning and James, George, Mr. Law and William Marlin are loging up on the Mountain and Monsieur Genenerux and his son are at work at studding and the stairs &c. and Thomas and Henry are soldiering at the Village and we are obliged to carry them victuals or they would want. I have been threashing some oats and cleaned up 1 1/2 bushells and 1 1/2 bushells of wheat, nothing but war here now.

Saturday, 16th. Decr., 1837. This is a cold morning but a fine day and James is at his log heaps and Joseph with the oxen are at Mr. Law's. I have been threashing a few peas and cleaned up 1 bushell and our folks killed 4 turkeys this morning and the girls, Mary and Eliza were over at the Village with some victuals for the boys &c. and took a turkey to Mrs. Truesdell.

Sunday, 17th. Decr., 1837. This is a fine day but cold and I am but poorly and James and Mary were at Church and Thomas and Henry came up form their barracks this evening and George and William, John Pollock and William Marlin were here.

Monday, 18th. Decr., 1837. This is a snowy day and Thomas and Henry are gone to their duty and Mr. Law and James are killing 3 hogs, Jack, Terry and Mary's.

Tuesday, 19th. Decr., 1837. This is a fine day but not quite as cold as yesterday and James is over at the Village and fetched up some train bottoms &c. and Mr. Genenerux and his son came and began to work at the door.

Wedneday, 20th. Decr., 1837. This is a fine day but very cold and James is at Wm. Marlins and Joseph at Mr. Hob's Mill with a bushell of wheat. James joined the Militia to-night and Henry came home.

Thursday, 21th Decr., 1837. This is a fine day but very cold and James is cutting wood for Mr. Dowler and Joseph has been to Mr. Hob's and fetched home the flour. It is so cold I am not able to do anything out scarce. The carpenters are at the doors and building a box train.

Friday, 22nd. Decr., 1837. This is a cold day but fine and James has begun to cut a road to draw some ashes and I am very poorly.

Saturday, 23rd. Decr., 1837. This is a fine day not quite so cold and William has our horse to fetch up soke lime and took 2 bushells of wheat to the mill for us. James has been finishing out the Road for the ashes. Monsieur Genenerux and his son went home. The boy's were home from the Barracks to-night.

Sunday, 24th. Decr., 1837. This is a mild day and my wife, myself, James. Thomas and Henry and Joseph were at Church. Snowed a little.

Monday, 25th. Decr., 1837. This is a fine day and the boys are at Church and afterwards they and George, his wife and family and William, his wife and son were here and several people called in &c.

Tuesday, 26th. Decr., 1837. James is over at the Village getting the train shod then James finished up some firewood and Henry and Joseph have been cutting and drawing, it is a fine mild day but had a snow storm.

Wednesday, 27th., 1837. This is a fine day but cold and James and Thomas are gone to the Barracks and Henry has been fetching a load of ashes down. I have been threashing a little wheat and some oats. Joseph has cut some firewood an dhe has a sore hand.

Thursday, 28th. Decr., 1837. This is a dull cold morning and Henry has started for MONTREAL with two hogs for our own selves and one for William and a tub of butter for Wm. and I have threashed a few oats and cleaned up 1 bushell. James and Thomas soldiering.

Friday, 29th. Decr., 1837. This is a fine mild day and I and my wife were at Church and Eliza at George's. Mary and Joseph are at home. James and Thomas are at the Barracks. Aliitle snow.

Saturday, 30th. Decr., 1837. This is a mild day and I have been threashing some oats and Joseph is cutting firewood. James got leave to do some melting for Marlin. Thomas at the Barracks.

Sunday, 31th. Decr., 1837. This is a fine mild day and myself and Mary and Joseph were at church and James and Thomas at the barracks and Henry came home from MONTREAL and Col.Griffiths new house was burned down this forenoon and they have been gathering for the missions at the Church today.


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