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Wednesday, 1st Jany, 1840. A very fine day but sharp and cold. The most of our young folks were down at George's as we mostly always go there on the first day of the year but I was so poorly I was not able to, so myself, my wife, Joseph and Eliza stopped at home. This is a very cold night indeed. We got a black lamb off George.

Thursday, 2nd Jany, 1840. A very fine but cold day. Thomas cut some wood in the bush till dinner time then he was at his own barn. Joseph was drawing in the forenoon and then attending the cattle, cutting a little firewood &c. My wife at Mr. Sinclair's and elsewhere. I am poorly but something better, thank God for it. Henry threshed at his own barn.

Friday, 3rd Jany, 1840. A fine but very cold day. Thomas over at William's place. Henry at his barn cleaning up some oats and getting them home. Joseph cutting firewood and attending the cattle and threshing his little grass seed out and I have a bad cough which makes me feel very poorly.

Saturday, 4th Jany, 1840. A dull day and not quite so cold as this week back. Thomas is at William's place. Henry is at his barn threshing peas. Joseph cutting firewood and attending the cattle &c. I am something better, thank God for it.

Sunday, 5th Jany, 1840. A cold morning but a fine day. Thomas, Henry and Mary were at Church and Mr. Dowler called in this morning and again this evening. George, Wm. Sinclair, T.Sinclair, J.Pollock, John Mitchell and Mr. Dowler called in this evening.

Monday, 6th Hany, 1840. A sharp morning but a fine day and James, Thomas and Henry were cutting firewood and Joseph drawing with the oxen. My wife at the village &c. and I believe at George's. Thank God I am something better with my cough.

Tuesday, 7th Jany, 1840. A very fine day. Thomas and Henry threshed at Henry's place. Joseph cutting some firewood and drew in two or three loads. I have been as far as the barn and stable yesterday and today, thank God for it.

Wednesday, 8th Jany, 1840. A fine working day for the time. Henry threshing his peas. Thomas up the Township at Sharp's or somewhere there, I believe, and Jospeh drawing some firewood for ourselves and four loads for Mr. Dowler. I am better thank God for it.

Thursdady, 9th Jany, 1840. A snowy day. Thomas came home this morning and he is helping Henry clean up his peas. Joseph drew a little firewood.

Friday, 10th Jany, 1840. A fine mild working day and Thomas and Henry are cleaning up peas and getting them over. Joseph drawing some wood and cutting some and attending the cattle &c. I am very poorly today with my cough.

Saturday, 11th Jany, 1840. A cold but fine morning moving about. Henry is down to Mr.Dugas' Mill with 16 bushells of oats. Thomas is about different places. Joseph down at George's for me and to Truesdell's, but thank God I am better today. We bought a fan by 20 lbs of beef.

Sunday, 12th Jany, 1840. A fine day indeed and Eliza was at Church and that was all from here today. We had several callers in here this evening. I am poorly today.

Monday, 13th Jany, 1840. This was a dull day with a little fall of snow. William and Thomas started for Montreal and our John and his wife came up to see us. I am very poorly today. Henry and Joseph are getting a little wood cut.

Tuesday, 14th Jany, 1840. A cold but very fine day and Henry has been down to Mr. Dugas to get some stuff for my cough. Joseph cut some firewood and Henry has been trying to get some bark &c and helping James thresh a while.

Wednesday, 15th Jany, 1840. A very cold but fine day and James threshed oats and Joseph helped him. Henry cut some firewood. Eliza is at Sinclair's. Mary up at James'. Thank God I am better. James Handley was here tonight and John Booth stopped here the night.

Thursday, 16th Jany, 1840. A very cold day but still very clear weather. Henry is down threshing with James. Joseph is cutting some firewood and thank God I am better but find myself very weak.

Friday, 17th Jany, 1840. A fine but cold day and our boys came home from MONTREAL between one and two o'clock this morning all of them well, thank God for it. Henry and Mary are over at the Village. Joseph attending the cattle &c. Thomas is about the house. Eliza came home from Sinclair's. I find myself better, thank Gor for it.

Saturday, 18th Jany, 1840. A very cold day but very fine. Thomas is at his grass seed, Henry threshing oats at JAMES' I think. I find myself better thank God for it.

Sunday, 19th Jany, 1840. Rather inclined to snow but not quite so cold as it has been. Thomas, Henry, Mary and Eliza were at Church. My wife, Joseph and myself at home. Thank God I am much better.

Monday, 20th Jany, 1840. A dull day and Thomas threshed grass seed a while and cut wood for Mr. Dowler a while. Henry is drawing planks and boards from LeMarles with the oxen. Joseph about the house.

Tuesday, 21st Jany, 1840. This was a fine working day, not quite so cold. Thomas ia at his grass seed and I threshed some wheat for me Henry at his oats and took them to Mr. Hobb's. Joseph at different things. I am better thank God for it.

Wednesday, 22nd Jany, 1840. A fine day not to say so very cold. Mr. John Robinson sent up for my wife about 4 o'clock this morning as his wife is sick and she was put to bed about the middle of the day with a girl. Thomas cleaned up a bushell of wheat and began to thresh off side oats. Henry at Mr. Hobb's Mill. Joseph attending cattle. My wife came home this evening. Thank God I am middling to what I have been.

Thursday, 23rd Jany, 1840. Quite a snow storm. Thomas is at James. Henry at Mr. Hobb's about his oats. Joseph minding the cattle &c. I cleaned up a little grass seed for Thomas. Blew very hard most of the night.

Friday, 24th Jany, 1840. A cold day with the wind from the Northward. Thomas threshed Joseph's barley. Henry has the oxen over at Mr. Hobb's to get his oats home. Joseph attended the cattle and was about the house &c.

Saturday, 25th Jany, 1840. A fine day but cold. Thomas threshed some barley for us. Henry is about somewhere or other after a sieve for his meal. James took a bushell of wheat to the Mill for us. Oxen worked for me today. My wife is at Truesdell's tonight. I am better thank God.

Sunday, 26th Jany, 1840. A very fine day but rather cold. Thomas and Henry were at Church and my wife with them and they came home about 2 o'clock.

Monday, 27th Jany, 1840. This was a fine day, not very cold and Thomas was down at George's and Herny helped Verret at his house and Joseph is at Mr. Sinclair's. I sifted some meal for Henry and we have all George's family here tonight. My wife is poorly with cold and her hands are very sore.

Tuesday, 28th Jany, 1840. A snowy day. Thomas & Henry at LeMarles drawing some wood for Mr. Dowler and I have cleaned up 5 bushells of barley for Joseph and we had 15 to breakfast this morning, our family and George's family and Mr....

Wednesday, 29th Jany, 1840. A mild day with snow. The boys cutting pine up at Mangin's. I threshed some oats and cleaned up 2 bushells. Joseph cut a little firewood and attended the cattle. My wife is very poorly with her hands all this day. Comes on to blow and drift tonight.

Thursday, 30th Jany, 1840. Dull morning with some snow and hail and the roads are drifted up again now and the boys got down 2 loads of wood, then they went up to Lumber. I threshed oats a while then I cleaned up 1 bushell. Joseph about the house &c. Sent kentle of meal to Mangin's.

Friday, 31th Jany, 1840. A fine morning but cold and Joseph is cutting firewood. I have been threshing some oats but I am able todo but little. My wife's hands are better, thank God for it.Cleaned up 2 bushells of oats.

Saturday, 1st Feby, 1840. A fine day, not to say very cold. My wife is down to see Mrs.Robinson as she is better able to go out but she is poorly as yet. I threshed a little while. Joseph is at Mr. Sinclair's a while today.

Sunday, 2nd Feby, 1840. A mild morning but comes on to snow all day afterwards. Eliza is poorly. All the rest of us are well to what we have been, thank God for it.

Monday, 3rd Feby, 1840. A fine working day but cold. Mr. O'Neal came and fetched my wife away soon after one o'clock this morning. The boys have cut a little wood and brought two loads down and I have been repairing the cow house door, and began to thresh a few oats.

Tuesday, 4th Feby, 1840. A fine day but cold, and Joseph cut some wood and I threshed a few oats and cleaned up 2 bushells. Thomas and Henry are lumbering. My wife is very poorly with a cold.

Wednesday, 5th Feby, 1840. A snowy morning. My wife was called out a little after one o'clock to Mrs. Truesdell but she is very poorly. Joseph cut firewood &c. The clockman called for the remainder due. I threshed some oats and cleaned up 3 bushells. George Hob's and Billy Blair called about the bridge. Mrs. Truesdell has a son.

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Tuesday, 25th Feby, 1840. A cold day with the wind from the S. West. Thomas and Joseph chopped for me and I have cleaned up 6 bushells of the Allen peas, 3 bushells for myself and 3 bushells for James.

Wednesday, 26th Feby, 1840. A little snow but a mild day and my wife & I were down at the Mill to our John's and stopped a few hours. Thomas & Joseph chopped. I threshed a few oats. Took 2 3/4 bushells wheat to be ground.

Thursday, 27th Feby, 1840. A very fine day but very cold. I have been threshing a few oats and Thomas & Joseph chopped. Henry came home from Montreal.

Friday, 28th Feby, 1840. A fine day. The boys are chopping for me and I have been down to Mr. Truesdell's and George's &c.

Saturday, 29th Feby, 1840. A fine day and the boys Thomas, Herny and Joseph chopped at Henry's place and I have been threshing some oats. The cattle spoiled a pound of tea. We have sent 21 lbs. of beef to Mr. Truesdell by George, 6/1.

Sunday, 1st March, 1840. Rather a cold day, and myself, Thomas, Henry, Mary, Joseph and Eliza were at Church. Some of the Grey's and the Scott's were here after Church.

Monday, 2nd March, 1840. A fine day and the boys are looking out a sugary. My wife is over at William's place as he has a party there this evening. I attended the cattle &c. and began to thresh some oats then the boys went over to William's place, he has about 30 or 40 there tonight.

Tuesday, 3rd March, 1840. A very fine day and all are home from William's. Henry and Thomas are getting in some potatoes. Joseph is about from place to place doing one thing and another, cutting firewood &c.

Wednesday, 4th March, 1840. A very fine mild day and all our people were at Church being confirmed. I have cleaned up a few oats and cleared the cellar &c. Old Mr. Rodgers and his wife came here today.

Thursday, 5th March, 1840. A sharp windy frosty morning and Joseph, William and George were down to fetch up fodder for Clemmer Reshaw. Henry down the Township. Thomas clearing away snow. I have been in the cellar fixing the potates and we have received three thousand of shingles from Monsieur Reshaw.

Friday, 6th March, 1840. A fine day. The boys Thomas and Henry are fixing some things for the sugary. I have been sorting some of Henry's potatoes &c and I cleaned up 4 bushells of oats. Gets cold tonight. The shop loft blew off. James took a plane up to his place.

Saturday, 7th March, 1840. Sharp cold morning, stormy day, blows and drifts very much. The boys making hand sleighs for their sugary. I have been picking over some potatoes and began to thresh some peas.

Sunday, 8th March, 1840. A fine day but cold. Henry was at Church, the rest of us remained at home. I am very poorly with a cold.

Monday, 9th March, 1840. A snowy day. Thomas and Joseph are drawing the hay out of the old shop as the wind took the roof off on Friday last. I have begun to clean up a few peas and we have been looking up the old kettles to send to town.

Tuesday, 10th March, 1840. A fine working day. Henry has gone to Montreal with the old metal &c. Thomas and Joseph about home all day chopping &c. Sold 10 lbs of beef to

Monsieur LeMarle. I have cleaned up 1 bushells of peas. Sold the 100 lbs. of beef to Mr.LeMarle at 3 1/9/5

and 6/11

1/2/6 remaining

Wednesday, 11th March, 1840. This was a fine day but very cold. Thomas and William are carrying hay to the Lumber shantees &c. Joseph up to Monsieur Reshaw's with meat, peas and potatoes. I began to thresh some wheat.

Thursday, 12th March, 1840. A fine day but cold. Thomas weighing out hay to James and helping him draw it up. I have been threshing a while. Joseph chopped a while but he and myself are poorly with colds. Henry came home from MONTREAL with 2 sugar kettles, shadrons, salt &c &c.

Friday, 13th March, 1840. A fine working day. Thomas and Henry at work in the sugary. Joseph cutting and drawing some firewood and so forth.

Saturday, 14th March, 1840. Cold day but fine clear weather and Thomas and Henry are at their sugary. Joseph cutting firewood. I threshed some wheat a while and attended the cattle &c.

Sunday, 15th March, 1840. A fine day and Thomas, Eliza, Joseph and myself were at Church. William, his wife and family and John Sharp called in after Church &c.

Monday, 16th March, 1840. A cold morning but a fine day. Thomas, Henry and Joseph are in the sugary making troughs &c. I have been threshing a while and attending the cattle &c. I have been threshing a while and attending the cattle &c. My wife up at James' a while.

Tuesday, 17th March, 1840. Soft snow most of the day. The boys making sugar troughs. Joseph cutting wood for James. I have been threshing a little while. Mr. Sinclair here today. George took two loads of straw from Henry. James gone to Montreal. We heat of the death of George Cook.

Wednesday, 18th March, 1840. A fine mild day after the snow. Thomas is at George Cook's funeral. Henry is down at the Second Range. Joseph at the funeral. I have cleaned up 4 bushells of wheat. The snow thaws into the barn.

Thursday, 19th March, 1840. A mild day with some rain and comes on to snow heavy in the evening. The boys have been in the sugary and I have begun to thresh a few peas but the snow water overflowed the barn and I could not do very well with it.

Friday, 20th March, 1840. A fine soft morning. The boys are breaking roads with the oxen and the bulls into their sugary. I have been cleaning up a little grass seed for Thoms and tried to thresh a few peas but the barn floor is overflown so that I am troubled with it a great deal. It came on to thunder and rain this afternoon.

Saturday, 21st March, 1840. The boys in the sugary. The girls are out to St. Jacques and it was a sharp frosty morning and a very cold day. I have been threshing some of the Brown peas. &c. 1 bushells.

Sunday, 22nd March, 1840. A fine day but very cold and Thomas, Henry and Joseph were at Church. The rest of us remained at home. Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell were here.

Monday, 23rd March, 1840. A fine day but very cold and the boys have been drawing out sugar throughs this morning. Joseph was over at the Blacksmith's. Henry drawing 14 bushells of oats to Mr. Hobb's.

Tuesday, 24th March, 1840. A very sharp cold day, dull weather. Thomas is drawing sugar troughs over to the sugary and Henry is over getting the meal made &c. I threshed a few peas, cleaned up a few. Henry came home with the meal.

Wednesday, 25th March, 1840. A sharp cold day but fine travelling weather and hard roads. James and Pollock are lumbering. Henry was down to Mr. Robinson's early this morning and after breakfast my wife and Mary went down and got some things. The boys are drawing troughs to the trees. I finished threshing the peas and cleaned them up, 4 bushells.

Thursday, 26th March, 1840. A very sharp morning but a fine day. Thomas and Henry were at Mr. Law's Bee. Joseph drew down a little firewood and I have been threshing some barley and cleaned up 3 bushells.

Friday, 27th March, 1840. A dull morning. Thomas and Henry at the sugary. Joseph is up at James' helping him to get ready for making sugar &c. I have been threshing a few black oats for seed and cleaned them up, 2 B.

Saturday, 28th March, 1840. A dull frosty morning. Thomas is in the sugary and Henry has gone to St. Jacques with 8 bushells of potatoes and 2 bushells of peas for three pairs of shoes for my wife, Mary and Eliza and he took out William's little Henry with him. I have been threshing some grass seed and attending the cattle as Joseph is at James'. Started to snow tonight.

Sunday, 29th March, 1840. A wet day after the snow and most of us remainded at home today. Thomas went over to William's this afternoon. Henry is over to Scalley's and Pollock's with two or three bags. Joseph is at James'. Myself, my wife and the girls Mary and Eliza are at home. The rain cleared off towards the evening.

Monday, 30th March, 1840. A wet day. Thomas and Henry were awhile in the Sugary. I have delivered 8 bushells of potatoes to Monsieur Shavalley for Henry and attended the cattle and so forth and got some turnips in from the cellar outside.

Tuesday, 31st March, 1840. Snow storm today and very heavy snow between 2 and 3 o'clock. The boys Thomas and Henry are chopping for me. I have been putting down the turnips in the cellar and cutting some potatoes and attending the cattle &c. Henry was over at his place for some potatoes this afternoon. My wife and myself were over at Mr. Laws's this evening and stopped till about one o'clock and then came home.

Wednesday, 1st April, 1840. A fine morning but comes on a little snow or hail. Thomas and Henry chopped for Mr. Marlin. Mary down at Mr. Robinson's and I have measured out some potatoes for Henry and riddled a little meal.

Thursday, 2nd April, 1840. Sharp clear morning but a very fine day and Thomas and Henry are in the sugary. I threshed a little while and riddled up some meal and our cow we call Browny calved this afternnoon, and Bossy calved tonight.

Friday, 3rd April, 1840. A mild snowy day and Henry and myself went up to Monsieur Richard's with 5 bushells of potatoes and 26 lbs. of meal and got 3000 shingles and settled for them, f2/5/0. Had to leave 1000 at Monsieur LeMarles. Rains heavy tonight. Thomas has been in the Sugary most of the day.

Saturday, 4th April, 1840. A wet morning and the boys Thomas and Henry are in the Sugary a while and I have been opening the drain in the cellar. Freezes tonight.

Sunday, 5th April, 1840. A fine morning but got to blow very hard at times. Thomas, Henry, Mary and Eliza were at Church. Myself, my wife and Joseph at home. Had a calf sick today.

Monday, 6th April, 1840. A sharp frosty morning, and blows very hard greater part of the day. Thomas and Henry are at the sugary. I have been at different things aabout the barn, cow yard and the house &c. &c. We paid William for 3 sap pails. Made 6 lbs. of sugar.

Tuesday, 7th April, 1840. A sharp morning and cold day but fine and the boys are in the sugary and I have been threshing a little grass seed.

Wednesday, 8th April, 1840. A very sharp mornig but a fine day with the wind cold. Thomas and Henry are in the sugary and I have finished cleaning up what grass seed I have.

Thursday, 9th April, 1840. A sharp frosty but fine day, blows cold. Thomas is at his sugary. Henry is at Mr. Rourke's Bee, and I am doing a little at one thing and then the other. 26 lbs sugar today.

Friday, 10th April, 1840. This was a fine day till about 12 o'clock then it came onto rain. The boys are in the sugary and the sap runs pretty well today, we have gathererd some at home today and I have cut some firewood &c. James has the oxen to break roads.

Saturday, 11th April, 1840. A little frost this morning and rather inclined to rain with a cold wind. I jobbed about at different things. Thomas and Henry at their sugary &c. James has the ox to break roads. It comes on to rain heavy and cold it freezes as it falls, very disagreeable working out today. Verre got 2 bushells of Henry's potatoes and we made 34 lbs. of sugar today.

Sunday, 12th April, 1840. This is a mild day but dull weather and Thomas and Henry are in the sugary and the rest of us at home the most part of the day. Thomas' old sheep lambed. Joseph Mitchell called and in the afternoon we went up as far as James', my wife and myself. Had a thunder shower about 5 or 6 o'clock this evening.

Monday, 13th April, 1840. A fine day. Thomas and Henry in the sugary. Thomas got in a pit of potatoes from the Big Mountain and in the afternoon he was in the sugary. I have been making part of an ash box and at different things about the premises. Hugh Law received 25 bundles of hay from Thomas.

Tuesday, 14th April, 1840. A fine day. Thomas and Henry are in the sugary and the meadow overflowed and they have great trouble in passing, they get in the water, last night the ox and all of them were toubled to get over and they got Huigs to breing them over. My wife at Mr. Sinclair's today. I was at differnt things about the place. The sap runs pretty well today.

Wednesday, 15th April, 1840. A dull day with the wind from the Northward. Thomas and Henry are at their sugary till the afternoon. Henry went over to the Blacksmiths. I have been sorting potatoes and shovelling dung and getting wood &c. Mary down at George's this afternoon. Jack McDonald departed this life about 2 o'clock this morning. 53 lbs. sugar.

Thursday, 16th April, 1840. A fine day. The boys Thomas and Henry at the sugary and I have been drawing down a little firewood with the oxen. A good sugar day.

Friday, 17th April, 1840. A wet morning but got fine in the afternoon. The boys Thomas and Henry at the sugary and I have been putting a little firewood &c. The snow is wasting fast these few days past and the river is overflown. 63 lbs. of sugar today.

Saturday, 18th April, 1840. A wet day the greater part of it. Thomas in the sugary. Henry fetched down the last of the shingles from LeMarles place. I cut some firewood &c.

Sunday, 19th April, 1840. A fine day and myself, Mary and Eliza were at Church. The boys in the sugary greater part of the day. William, Thomas Grey, John Sharp were here this afternoon.

Monday, 20th April, 1840. A sharp frosty morning but a fine day and Thomas and Henry are at their sugary. My wife and I were at Church, and after that we were down at George's place. I delivered to Mr. Truesdell 1 peck of grass seed. Freezes tonight.

Tuesday, 21st April, 1840. A sharp clear frosty morning and Thomas and Henry were at the sugary and I have been about at different things about the house. Mary has been over to William's for his youngest child as his wife is sick and Eliza is over keeping house. Put up a pig stye.

Wednesday, 22nd April, 1840. A fine mild morning but comes on to rain about 12 o'clock. Thomas and Henry in the Sugary. My wife is up the Township seeing William's wife and I have been cutting a little firewood &c. It comes on a very wet day, rains very heavy tonight.

Thursday, 23rd April, 1840. A very wet morning but came on a very fine day. The snow goes very fast today. Thomas is in the Sugary all day. Henry has been over to the Blacksmith's then he went to the Sugary. I have been cutting a little firewood. My wife came home from William's as his wife is somewhat better. Henry's pig is very sick.

Friday, 24th April, 1840. A very fine day and Thomas is in the sugary and Henry has been drawing in a pit of our potatoes and looking at his own and many of them are rotten and the girls all spoiled. George got 11 bushells of hay and I have been sorting potatoes and letting off the water off the land behind the barn &c. 50 lbs. sugar today.

Saturday, 25th April, 1840. A very fine hot day and Thomas and Henry are up at LeMarles. My wife is down to Mr. Truesdell's and from there went down to Mr. Thomas Robinson's 3rd range. I have been at different things about the place. Comes on a fine thunder shower tonight. Henry got a new pair of boots off Mr. Allen.

Sunday, 26th April, 1840. A wet cold day, blows hard from the Northwest and we are all about home most of the day.

Monday, 27th April, 1840. A cold snowy morning, blows cold from the Northward but came on a very fine day. Thomas & Henry at their sugary and I have been shovelling up dung in the barn yard &c. Eliza is at William's as his wife is poorly as yet. 27 lbs. sugar today.

Tuesday, 28th April, 1840. A frosty morning and a fine day. Thomas in the sugary. Thomas moving his potatoes out of the pit as they are spoiling. I have been boring sides for ladders and looked over a few potatoes. George's two boys are gone home today.

Wednesday, 29th April, 1840. A dull day and rather inclined to rain this afternoon. Thomas in the sugary & Henry was there a while also and then went to chopping and looked for the wipple tree of the plough. George & James are at plough for me today. I was in the garden a little while. My wife came home from Mr. Thos. Robinson's. Rains very hard tonight.

Thursday, 30th April, 1840. This has been a very wet night and was wet a while this morning. Thomas in the Sugary. Henry has been over to the Blacksmith's. Joseph came home from James' and is chopping with Henry. I cleaned up a little grass seed. George got 14 bundles of hay out of Thomas' barn. Mary over at William's place this evening.

Friday, 1st May, 1840. A dull morning but turned out a fine mild day and Thomas is chopping for Mr. Marlin. Henry and my wife have gone down to Mr. Dugas' Mill with 4 bushells of wheat. I have been mending the dung cart. Joseph about the house doing a little at one thing or another. Came on a heavy thunder shower. Blows hard from the South west. I have been tying up the gate at the Line between William Marlin's and ourselves.

Saturday, 2nd May, 1840. A cold day with some rain in the afternoon. Thomas chopped at William Marlin's and my wife and Henry came home from the Mill about 2 o'clock. Joseph and I have been getting a little dung on the garden and getting a little firewood &c &c.

Sunday, 3rd May, 1840. A very fine day, myself, Thomas and Joseph were at Church. My wife and Mary were over at William's and Eliza came home this forenoon. I got a pair of boots off Henry.

Monday, 4th May, 1840. A very cold rainy day. Blows hard from the Northward. We can do but little out this day. I have been cutting a few potatoes &c. Rained all day. Thomas took a peck of grass seed to Mr. Truesdell's.

Tuesday, 5th May, 1840. A very rainy night and continued so all day with the wind from the Northward and the boys have been chopping at Henry's place and I have been about the house and sowed some grass seed up on the rocks. This day 29 years ago, we left England.

Wednesday, 6th May, 1840. A fine day with a cold wind from the Northward. Thomas, Henry and Joseph are chopping for Henry until dinner then Thomas was chopping for William Marlin and Henry and Joseph were chopping at Henry's until the evening. I have been digging in the garden and put in a few broad beans.

Thursday, 7th May, 1840. This has been a cold windy night and a cold morning but came on a fine day. Thomas an Joseph are getting in a couple of pits of potatoes. Henry at work with Ms. Asbell. I worked in the garden, put in some beans and some sugar peas and we hear that our John's wife has been put to bed with a daughter.

Friday, 8th May, 1840. Rather inclined to a small shower but a fine day and Thomas, Henry and Joseph were at the dung cart and I have been in the garden a while. My wife is down to see John's wife as she was put to bed with a daughter. I have been making a wheel barrow as well as I was able to. 1 peck of grass seed to Jas. McCurdy.

Saturday, 9th May, 1840. A fine day. The boys drew dung on by the barn and I was with a while and in the garden a while and cut a few potatoes &c. I sowed some cabbage and onions.

Sunday, 10th May, 1840. A fine day and Thomas, Henry, Mary, Joseph and myself were all at Church.

Monday, 11th May, 1840. A fine day and we have 3 ploughs working for us today. I sowed some white oats by the barn and some black oats by the house and I have been to the Church again today as they have been putting in Church Wardens Vestry men and settled respecting the seats &c.

Tuesday, 12th May, 1840. A very fine day. Thomas & Henry chopped for Henry. Joseph and I harrowed some barley by the little Mountain for the children and I hoed in a tureen of wheat on the corner of the Island &c. and put a few peas and onions in the garden and made up some water furrows.

Wednesday, 13th May, 1840. A fine day and Thomas and Henry were down at George's place helping him move his old shantee and in the afternoon they were at their own place. Joseph sowed and harrowed some barley and I was also doing likewise and then I was in the garden a while. Eliza at Mrs. Dowler's Bee. Put in 1 bushells of barley.

Thursday, 14th May, 1840. Thomas, Joseph, Mary and Eliza are at William's Bee and Henry ploughed at his own place and I have raked in 6 quarts of buckwheat at the cellar by the garden. Henry has the oxen.

Friday, 15th May, 1840. Fine showers. We sowed some barley, 1 bushells, up on the Mountain and some oats at the foot of it and I have put in some onions between George's and us. Thomas helped us this afternoon as the morning was wet. Henry ploughed at his place with the oxen.

Saturday, 16th May, 1840. A very fine hot day and myself, Thomas and Joseph have been hoeing in 3/4 of a bushell of wheat by the potash house. Henry ploughing at his own place with the oxen and a while for me in the afternoon up by the gully just beyond the 1st Range of rocks.

Sunday, 17th May, 1840. A very hot and fine day. Thomas, Henry, Mary and Eliza were at Church, the rest of us remained at home. William's wife was here and took her child away, having been here a month. James and his wife were here.

Monday, 18th May, 1840. A fine hot day. Thomas, Joseph, Mary and Eliza were hoeing in oats at the foot of the Big Mountain. Henry harrowed in peas at his own place. I have been splitting a few rails and watching one of the cows as she has calved. Had a thunder shower this afternoon. 1 bushell of oats put in today. Also a little buckwheat. I have got 1/4 lb. tobacco from Truesdell. Harrowed in 1 bushell of peas.

Tuesday, 19th May, 1840. A fine hot day. Henry at his place in the forenoon and in the afternoon he went round some of the fences. Thomas harrowed in 1 bushell of peas for himself and 1 bushell for me. Mary, Joseph and Eliza hoed in bushell of oats and hoed in a little buckwheat for themselves and planted 1 bushell of potatoes between the two roads. I raked in some flax.

Wednesday, 20th May, 1840. A very fine day and George has our oxen and we have his mare. Thomas harrowed in some peas for me. Joseph and Eliza hoed around the stumps. I raked in some flax. Henry worked at his place. We put in 1 bushell of oats by the potash house.

Thursday, 21st May, 1840. A very fine day. Thomas, Mary, Joseph and Eliza hoed in oats by the Big Mountain. I have been fencing up the Line way against Marlin's cattle then I was breaking clods &c. and cutting some potatoes. Hoed in 1 bushell of oats.

Friday, 22nd May, 1840. A fine day. Thomas ploughed for himself with the oxen and Henry at his own place and Mary, Joseph and Eliza planted potatoes by the little Mountain and I cut potatoes most of the day. Sow pigged 4 pigs and one died.

Saturday, 23rd May, 1840. A fine day. Thomas harrowed in oats in the forenoon and in the afternoon they harrowed in barley and oats for me up by the Line side and the girls planted potatoes. I cut some potaotes and worked at different things. We have in tonight 15 bushells of potatoes. Put in today 1 bushell of barley and 1 ditto of oats.

Sunday, 24th May, 1840. A very fine hot day and myself, Thomas, Henry, Mary and Joseph were at Church and we had the two Pollocks, two Sinclairs, ditto Dowlers, Rourke, James and his wife, William Law's girls, some Canadian boys, Skellys &c all here. 5th Sunday after Easter.

Monday, 25th May, 1840. A very fine hot day. Thomas, Joseph and the oxen are sowing and harrowing in oats (4 bushells) under the Big Mountain. Henry at his own place and I have been cutting potatoes and the girls have planted 1 bushells up by the PEAK next to James' clearence. My wife has planted a little corn and small beans.

Tuesday, 26th May, 1840. A fine hot day until about 3 o'clock when there came on a fine thunder storm. Thomas, Henry, Joseph, Mary and my wife are at James' loging Bee. Eliza and I remained at home. I have been cutting some potatoes.

Wednesday, 27th May, 1840. A fine hot day. Thomas and Eliza hoed in oats at Thomas' place. Henry at his own place and my wife and I have been planting some small beans. Joseph harrowed in some oats with Sinclair's mare and Harrow.

Thursday, 28th May, 1840. A fine day. My wife and I were at Church. Thomas and Henry are at the latter's place until dinner time and then at Thomas' place the remainder of the day. Joseph and the girls planted a few potatoes.

Friday, 29th May, 1840. A fine day. Thomas and Henry were down at George's loging. Joseph ploughed the swamp the back of the barn. The girls planted a few potatoes. I planted some small beans and hoed up a few peas in the garden and carried off roots and stones, setting fire to the old roots and stumps by the Line Side. We now have in 18 bushells of potatoes.

Saturday, 30th May, 1840. A fine day and Thomas and Henry are away, one to Rourke's and the other to William's. Joseph, the girls and myself chopped clods ans sowed oats in the swamp.

Sunday, 31st May, 1840. A fine day and Thomas, Henry and Joseph were at Church and afterwards George's wife, John Pollcok, John Sharp and several more and some children were here.

Monday, 1st June, 1840. A fine day and Joseph and I finished the oats in the Line side and Thomas, Henry and the oxen are at Sharp's Bee. The girls, and Joseph hoed stumps for Henry in the forenoon and in the afternoon planted potatoes. Planted 1 bushell of potatoes and finished sowing oats. I was obliged to mend two gates. Cut some potatoes and stocking some peas. My wife has been up to Mrs. Brown's with James' wife. 20 bushells potatoes in tonight.

Tuesday, 2nd June, 1840. A fine day. Thomas at William's. Henry and the oxen at Henry's place. Mary at George's. Joseph and Eliza planted potatoes, almost 1 bushells, up at the peak and I have been cutting some.

Wednesday, 3rd June, 1840. Fine rain today. Thomas came home from William's. Henry and Joseph loging at his place a little while. Thomas was over to Archambault's Mill with 1 bushell of buckwheat. I cut some potatoes.

Thursday, 4th June, 1840. A fine growing day. I had Sam'l Asbell ditching a while and in the afternoon loging. George, Thomas and Henry loging for Thomas. The girls and Joseph planted 3 bushells of potatoes. I cut some.

Friday, 5th June, 1840. A fine day. George, Thomas and Henry loging at Henry's place. Joseph drew ashes upon the potatotes. I have been fixing the fence against the cattle. We are married 34 years today.

Saturday, 6th June, 1840. A fine day. Thomas worked at his place. Henry, Mary, Joseph and Eliza are at John Mitchell's Bee. I have have been carrying some ashes.

Sunday, 7th June, 1840. Blows a stiff breeze with cloudy weather, looks dull enough for rain.

Monday, 8th June, 1840. A fine day. Thomas sowed his barley and Henry at his own place. Mary, Joseph and Eliza planted up by the Peak and I have been after the cattle, mending the gate &c.

Tuesday, 9th June, 1840. A very fine hot day. Joseph and Eliza helped Henry. Thomas is at William's and I have been to Mr. Richard's with some flax and cut a few potatoes. Henry sowed his barley today.

Wednesday, 10th June, 1840. A fine hot day. Thomas at his place. Henry at his ditto. The rest of us clearing and planting for ourselves.

Thursday, 11th June, 1840. A fine hot day. Thomas and Henry at their own places and we cleared and planted up by the Mountain. Came on a fine little shower of rain tonight.

Friday, 12th June, 1840. A very fine hot day. Thomas at his own place. Henry at his place and we were clearing, burning and planting by the Big Mountain. Looks like rain tonight, the ground is very . . . . . . .

Saturday, 13th June, 1840. There was a sprinkle of rain during the night, was a fine dry day. Thomas at his place. Henry at William's and Mary, Joseph and Eliza are at James' planting Bee.

Sunday, 14th June, 1840. A fine dry day and Thomas, Henry and Joseph were at Church, the rest of us remained at home. A great many called in this afternoon.

Monday, 15th June, 1840. A very fine day with two or three showers which were much needed. Thomas at his place. Henry also at his own place. Joseph and the two girls planted a while. I have been cutting the most part of the day and after the hogs &c.

Tuesday, 16th June, 1840. A fine day with a small shower. Thomas and Henry helped us log a little while then Thomas planted for himself. Henry up the Township with 6 bushells of potatoes for Monsieur Richard, 20 lbs. of yarn and 20 lbs. of Tough and Joseph harrowed and I cleared off sticks &c.

Wednesday, 17th June, 1840. Fine dry weather. I began a pig fence this morning then T & H logged at Thos' place and then at Henry's after dinner. I have been cutting potatoes for Henry.

Thursday, 18th June, 1840. A fine day for in the afternoon there came on a little shower of rain. Thomas at his place. Henry at his place. William has the oxen. Mary, Joseph and Eliza planted and I have been cutting some potatoes.

Friday, 19th June, 1840. Had a fine rain this afternoon. Thomas planted at his place. Henry at his and has J. & Robt. Pollock with him. Joseph and Eliza planted and I worked at the pig fence. Finished our potatoes today.

Saturday, 20th June, 1840. Rained most part of the night. Thomas and Henry at their own places. Mary, Joseph and Eliza planted a while. I have finished cutting today. Queen crowned this day 3 years.

Sunday, 21st June, 1840. A fine hot day and myself, Thomas, Henry and Joseph were at Church and there were but few people here today for a wonder. 1st Sunday after Trinity.

Monday, 22nd June, 1840. A fine hot day with a little thunder shower. Thomas and Joseph planted potatoes and finished. Eliza is at William's planting and I have been a while digging in the garden. Very hot this evening. Henry has been after lime but got none.

Tuesday, 23rd June, 1840. A very fine hot day. Thomas and Henry at their own places. Joseph fishing. My wife down to Mr. Truesdell's settling with him.

Wednesday, 24th June, 1840. A very fine hot day till about 3 o'clock then there came on a fine thunder shower. Thomas down at the Mill getting some oatmeal made and getting up some lime. I planted a few potatoes in the garden. Henry, Joseph, Robert Pollock are loging at Henry's place. I began to weed some buckwheat by the cellar and the boys killed the Jack hog, he weighed 120 lbs.

Thursday, 25th June, 1840. A most beautiful fine hot day. Henry was at S. Asbell's. Joseph and Robert Pollock hoeing potatoes. My wife and Florilla down to Mr. Robinson's. Thomas was down to George's to fetch up the meal. I have begun a cook house and looked after the pigs and cattle.

Friday, 26th June, 1840. A fine hot day. Thomas and Henry each at his own place. Henry was also at S. Asbell's. Joseph and Robert Pollock weeded potatoes. I have been at the fence a while as Lion has knocked some of it down and got into the oats. I have been at the Cook house a while.

Saturday, 27th June, 1840. A fine day as it comes on a fine growing shower this evening. Thomas at his place. Henry harrowing in some indian wheat and I have been at the cook house and weeding &c. Mr. Dawson and Monsieur Richard came here tonight.

Sunday, 28th June, 1840. 2nd Sunday after Trinity. A fine growing day after the rain. Thomas, Henry and Joseph were at Church. William, his wife, James and his wife were here. Mr. Dawson left this afternoon. Thomas Sinclair came this evening.

Monday, 29th June, 1840. A very hot day. Thomas and Joseph on the road. Henry took potatoes up to Mr. Richard's. I have been jobbing about. George and his wife up here today.

Tuesday, 30th June, 1840. There was a fine rain this morning. Thomas and Henry at Mr.O'Neal's Bee. Joseph and I were on the road. It came on to rain two fine showers and makes everything grow.

Wednesday, 1st July, 1840. A fine day with a stiff breeze from the Northward. Thomas, Joseph and Eliza have been at the potatoes. I worked at different things, weeded a while around the big mountain.

Thursday, 2nd July, 1840. A fine hot day. Thomas, Henry and James and a lot of them on the road by Sinclair's gate downwards. Joseph and I were moulding potatoes.

Friday, 3rd July, 1840. A fine hot day. Henry on the road. Thomas drawing ashes. Joseph at the potatoes and I have been at the cook house a while.

Saturday, 4th July, 1840. A fine hot day and they are all on the road through our clearence. I have been hoeing up some small beans. A small thunder shower came on this afternoon about 3 or 4 o'clock.

Sunday, 5th July, 1840. This was a fine hot day. Myself, Thomas, Henry and Joseph were at Church. Joseph Mitchell, his wife and twins were here today.

Monday, 6th July, 1840. A very hot day. Everything is wanting rain very badly. Thomas drew ashes a while. then chopped. Henry and James making a sleigh to draw ashes &c. Joseph is at Mr. Pollock's. I have been weeding beans a while and was in the garden a while.

Tuesday, 7th July, 1840. A very dry hot day looks likely for rain at a distance but none comes at present. I have been in the garden a while &c. Thomas & Henry are at the potash. Joseph at Mr. Pollock's.

Wednesday, 8th July, 1840. A very fine hot dry day. The boys Thomas & Henry worked at the potash. Joseph at Mr. Pollock's. Our John and his wife and child came up. George's wife &c. were up. James has the oxen loging.

Thursday, 9th July, 1840. A very hot day. Thomas at the potash. Henry at Scalley's Bee. Joseph and Rob. Pollock moulding potatoes. I have been getting some fencing stuff ready.

Friday, 10th July, 1840. A very fine hot day with a good breeze from the northward. Thomas at his potash. Henry is at Patrick Cassidy's Bee. Joseph and Robt. Pollock moulding potatoes. My wife at Sinclair's. I fenced near the house.

Saturday, 11th July, 1840. A dull day with a refreshing sprinkling of rain. Thomas at his potash. Henry and the oxen at Hugh Law's. Joseph fishing. I worked at the fence a while.

Sunday, 12th July, 1840. 4th Sunday after Trinity. A very fine hot day. Myself, Henry and Joseph were at church and after dinner my wife and I were over at William's until night.

Monday, 13th July, 1840. A dull morning and there came on a fine rain about 12 o'clock. Thomas at his potash. Henry at the blacksmith getting a timber chain mended, but did not get it done. Comes on a fine thunder shower tonight.

Tuesday, 14th July, 1840. A fine hot day after the rain and the boys Thomas and Henry worked at the potash. Joseph mowed about the house. Myself, my wife, James' wife, George and his wife, went down to John's and returned tonight. Boys are melting tonight.

Wednesday, 15th July, 1840. A fine hot day. Thomas and Henry logged a while. Joseph mowing. I raked up a few bundles about the house and carried in on my back. James has the oxen to harrow a few turnips. Mrs. Truesdell and two Mrs. Sinclairs were here. James off to Montreal.

Thursday, 16th July, 1840. A fine hot day and the boys Thomas and Henry are up to LeMarles piling boards with one of the oxen. Joseph mowed a little on the hill by the garden. I raked up hay and carried in. Hot day.

Friday, 17th July, 1840. A dull morning but hot and there came on a little rain. We carried in a few bundles of hay. The boys came home from LeMarles. Joseph has been mowing.

Saturday, 18th July, 1840. A very fine hot day. Joseph mowed a while on the little Mountain. I have been raking out grass seed and raked a little hay. Joseph also harrowed in a few turnips at Thomas' place. James came home from Montreal. The girls got their bonnets.

Sunday, 19th July, 1840. A fine day with a small shower and thunder. Henry, Joseph, Mary and Eliza were at church. Thomas is poorly and my wife and I stopped at home. James and his wife were here. John Sharp ditto and a few more called. It blows very hard this afternoon. 5th Sunday after Trinity.

Monday, 20th July, 1840. A very fine hot day. The boys are all at James' Bee. I have been getting a few rails and seeing after the cattle & put in hay.

Tuesday, 21st July, 1840. A fine hot day. Thomas and Henry are at Joseph Mitchell's Bee. Joseph mowed a little while. I worked about at different things about the premises. Mr. Richard brought home 15 yds. of cloth & we paid on account s5/6d. viz., flax 32 lbs. Tough 40, total 72. Robert Walker is with the boys.

Wednesday, 22nd July, 1840. A fine hot day. The boys logged at Thomas' place and I got out some rails and worked at a fence for the little pigs. We carried in a little hay.

Thursday, 23rd July, 1840. A dull morning but a fine day and the boys are chopping at Henry's place and I have been at the pig's place a while. Starts to rain.

Friday, 24th July, 1840. There was a fine rain all night and a while this morning then it cleared up a fine growing day and the boys are emptying letches, drawing ashes, slashing and chopping &c. I have been finishing the pig fence. I have hurt my hand. Robt. Walker with the boys.

Saturday, 25th July, 1840. A fine hot day. Thomas, Henry & Robt. Walker chopped at Henry's place. Joseph mowed a little while. I raked & we carried in some. Joseph took 11 lbs. of butter to Mrs. Truesdell. Put in some hay.

Sunday, 26th July, 1840. A fine little shower this morning. Myself, Thomas, Henry, Mary & Eliza were at Church and afterwards William, his wife and children, James and his wife, were here, also Geo. Grey and one the name of Cook. 6th Sunday after Trinity.

Monday, 27th July, 1840. A fine day. Thomas & Henry worked at the potash. Joseph and the two girls are gone down to their brother John's. Monsieur Richard has 11 lbs. of butter.

Tuesday, 28th July, 1840. A dull morning.Thomas has a mowing Bee & it came onto rain. Holtby, his wife & two of his children, George, his wife and one child and five Bee men were here, also Clemour Richard, his Father and Mother-in-law, about 20 in all ate and drank here today. I am sick with a cold.

Wednesday, 29th July, 1840. Fine morning. Thomas at his potash. Henry at Mr. Pollcok's. Joseph helped Tom at the potash. Myself and the girls shook out Tom's hay. There comes on a heavy thunder shower.

Thursday, 30th July, 1840. Fine day. Hugh Law & Henry mowing for me today. The rest of us turned Thomas' hay & got in some & a little of my own.

Friday, 31st July, 1840. A fine hot day. Thos. & Henry at Thos. Gray's Bee. We have Thos. Sinclair helping us rake & carry in Thos.' hay. Old Sinclair is wrath against the cattle. 7 loads for Tom, 1 for ourselves got in.

Saturday, 1st, Augt, 1840. A very fine hot day and Thos. Sinclair and the rest of us worked at Tom's hay until dinner time and then commenced on our own and we are all knocked out to night. Thomas & Henry are at the Bee still. Got in 4 loads of hay for Tom and 7 loads for ourselves.

Sunday, 2nd Augt, 1840. A very hot day. 7th Sunday after Trinity. Thomas, Henry, Mary and Eliza were at Church and from there they went to William's. My wife and I were over at Henry's place. James' horse got in the oats.

Monday, 3rd Augt, 1840. A fine day and we drew some wood to the potash and then we began to rake some of Thos.' hay and soon there came on a thunder storm and rained the greater part of the day. Afterwards Henry mowed a while and I was repairing the pig fence &c. Joseph cut and drew some wood to the potash house.

Tuesday, 4th Augt, 1840. A fine morning after the rain. Henry and John Pollock mowed and I shook out but it started to rain, however, Thomas got in one little load before the rain, and afterwards Thomas worked at the potash house. Tried potatoes but are not fit.

Wednesday, 5th Augt, 1840. A fine morning. Thomas at the potash and melted and Henry is at George's. Myself, Joseph, Mary and Eliza were at the hay and begun to reap some barley. It came on to rain in the afternoon put us by the gates left open by Brown. Harfield day.

Thursday, 6th Augt, 1840. A fine morning. Thomas has got his potash loaded and has started off for Montreal. Henry mowed, some of us reaped barley and shook out the hay, got in one small load the rain came on and put us by again great work with the Bell. I sent a letter to Charles.

Friday, 7th Augt, 1840. A fine morning, somewhat dull. I reaped barley and Henry and Joseph mowed and then we began to turn over the hay and then there came on a shower and we had to let it lay a while.

Saturday, 8th Augt, 1840. A very fine clear morning. The children began to shake out the hay and it came on dull and then they put some in the cock but it came on to rain early in the forenoon and put them by. I reaped some barley, showers all day. Carried in 16 sheaves of barley. The hogs damaged the potatoes.

Sunday, 9th Augt, 1840. Small showers today. Myself, Henry, Mary, Eliza were at Church. Thomas & James came home from Montreal . Very fine evening. Got a letter from England. 8th Sunday after Trinity.

Monday, 10th Augt, 1840. A fine day. Thomas & Henry mowed for Thomas the first part of the morning, then they carried in and I have been binding the little barley belonging to the girls and carried it in. The children got 3 pigs off Mr. Rourke.

Tuesday, 11th Augt, 1840. A fine morning but came on to rain very early so we could do nothing in the hay. Thomas & Henry mowed for Thomas. My wife is up at James' as his wife is ill. I reaped barley a while. Very wet day.

Wednesday, 12th Augt, 1840. A dull day. I have been to Mr. Robinson's & paid him on account f1/0/0. Thomas, Henry & Joseph reaped barley tll dinner time, then Thomas & Henry mowed for Henry. My wife still at James'.

Thursday, 13th Augt, 1840. A fine day. My wife at James' as his wife was very bad but in the afternoon between 3/4 o'clock she was delivered of a son. Sent for Dr. Keo in all quarters, horses here and mares there. Boys & girls in the hay as long as possible for running. I turned some barley & bound some. We were all up at James. Started to rain between 9 & 10 o'clock tonight. Carried in some hay & Barley, 36 sheaves.

Friday, 14th Augt, 1840. George has Joseph and the oxen down and his girl is here. Thomas and Henry mowed for Henry. A fine day after the rain and in the afternoon Thomas took in a little hay and I turned some barley and bound a little but it came on to rain this evening and we were obliged to leave off. They began to pull the flax. Got in 26 sheaves of barley.

Saturday, 15th Augt, 1840. A fine day. We finished Thomas' hay and they have been over at Henry's and finished his. I turned hay and bound some and carried in and they have finished pulling the flax. Put in 100 shs. barley.

Sunday, 16th Augt, 1840. A fine day, the most of us remained at home. Several people called here on their way to James' to see his wife, Joseph Mitchell his wife and some little ones. William was here and his wife & children.

Monday, 17th Augt, 1840. A fine day. The boys reaped barley at the Line side & some for Henry & we got in some from the Mountain & by the barn & carried in the last of the hay and put in 100 sheaves.

Tuesday, 18th Augt, 1840. A fine hot day. Thomas & Henry at Mr. Pollock's Bee. Joseph & Eliza reaped barley by the Line side. I reaped buckwheat by the garden cellar.

Wednesday, 19th Augt, 1840. A very fine hot day. I reaped buckwheat and the boys came home from the Bee. Thomas has cut his foot. Henry & Eliza reaped barley at Henry's place. The cattle broke into Mr. Marlin's. The children cut their buckwheat. I bound up a little barley and carried it in, Joseph and myself.

Thursday, 20th Augt, 1840. A very fine hot day. Henry mowing peas. Joseph & Robert Pollock cutting grass seed and helping me cut some buckwheat and then they began the oats by the house and I bound the barley by the Line side and carried it in. Thos.' foot is very sore.

Friday, 21st Augt, 1840. A very fine hot day. Henry at Mr. Mitchell's Bee. Joseph, Eliza, Rose and Robt. Pollock reaped some grass seed, then some oats by the house. We put in our grass seed and two loads of peas and two loads of buckwheat &c.

Saturday, 22nd Augt, 1840. A very fine hot day. Henry cut down the remainder of the peas and then reaped for himself. Joseph & Eliza reaped oats and I threshed out the girl's buckwheat. There came on a shower and tonight about 9 or 10 o'clock a heavy thunderstrom. The hogs are spoiling the oats.

Sunday, 23rd Augt, 1840. A fine day after the rain & we have been obliged to have the cows a while by the garden &c. 10th Sunday after Trinity.

Monday, 24th Augt, 1840. A fine day. Henry cradling oats at the back of Thos' barn & we reaped oats by the house & got in 50 stacks & one load of peas & there came on a shower just as we got the oats in. My wife at James' most of the day. Some of the girls there every night. Mr. Richard got 1 bushel of barley an d1 lb. of butter.

Tuesday, 25th Augt, 1840. A wet day the greater part of it & they were reaping at Mr. Pollock's.

Wednesday, 26th Augt, 1840. A fine day. Henry reaped a while for me. Mary reaped oats by the Big Mountain and I turned oats and binding them and got them in. Joseph and Eliza at Mr.Pollock's.

Thursday, 27th Augt, 1840. A fine day. Henry, Eliza & Mary carried in barley for Henry. Joseph at Sinclair's and I was binding oats and took in 19 stooks and a half.

Friday, 28th Augt, 1840. A fine morning. Henry & Eliza reaped buckwheat at Henry's place a while. I have been binding oats and then we took them in. Eliza helping James with his peas. Comes on to rain. Put in 20 stooks of oats.

516 sheaves in

240 do. do.

195 do. do.

200 do. do.

1150

176 do. do.

220 do. do.

120 do. do.

1667

47 do. do.

103 do. do.

520 do. do.

2339 of oats

273 of barley

106 of wheat


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