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DIARY OF GEORGE COPPING
<< YEAR 1843 >>

Saturday, 4th Feby, 1843. A fine day. Joseph is cutting firewood and I have attended the cattle &c. and cleaned up some grass seed. John Sharp and his sister here tonight.

Sunday, 5th Feby, 1843. A fine day but cold and Mary, Joseph and Clara were at Church and John Sharp and his sister went off with them as they stopped here last night. Steward was here.

Monday, 6th Feby, 1843. A terrible blowy drifty night and so continued all day and we can do nothing out today. My wife and Clara are at Henry's place and I have been attending the cattle &c.

Tuesday, 7th Feby, 1843. Rather a cold drifty day. Clara up to James place, and I did but little today, attended the cattle &c. --------- came here tonight.

Wednesday, 8th Feby, 1843. A fine day but cold. Joseph taking Clara from James' to William's. I threshed some oats &c. Mr. Hanna at work today at my coat.

Thursday, 9th Feby, 1843. A fine day but cold. Joseph drawing firewood. I attended the cattle and threshed some oats. Clara came home this morning.

Friday, 10th Feby, 1843. A fine day but cold. Joseph drew some wood and I have been getting potatoes in and threshed a few oats &c. Mr. Hanna at Joseph's coat.

Saturday, 11th Feby, 1843. A mild day with a heavy fall of snow last night. Mr. Hanna the tailor went home this morning. I have cleaned up some oats.

Sunday, 12th Feby, 1843. A cold day. Mary, Joseph and Clara at Church. My wife and myself at home. Henry's child and Clara's were christened.

Monday, 13th Feby, 1843. A cold but fine day, clear weather. Joseph tried the oxen with the Mare but I believe he can do but little good with them. He drew a few sticks.

Tuesday, 14th Feby, 1843. A cold blowy day. I was in the barn a while and then we were all over at Henry's as he had his Father and Mother-in-law and some brothers on both sides.

Wednesday, 15th Feby, 1843. It has snowed a good deal and blows hard. The roads are as full again and we can do but very little out today. Joseph cut a little firewood.

Thursday, 16th Feby, 1843. Fine and clear but very cold today. Joseph has been to the Mill with two bushells of barley and Clara. I have cleaned up some oats.

Friday, 17th Feby, 1843. A fine day but very cold. Joseph drew a little firewood. I threshed a little grass seed &c.

Saturday, 18th Feby, 1843. A very cold day but clear weather. Joseph is at Mr. Dugas' Bee. I threshed a little grass seed and attended the cattle &c.

Sunday, 19th Feby, 1843. A cold day. Mary is at Mr. McDonald's Church and Joseph, Clara and my wife and I were at home. Comes on a snow storm this evening.

Monday, 20th Feby, 1843. A fine mild day and Joseph is off to Montreal with his sister Clara and my wife came home from Joseph Mitchell's whose wife has been put to bed with a son. I have cut a little firewood &c. Steward here.

Tuesday, 21st Feby, 1843. A cold morning but a fine day. I have been threshing a while at the clover and grass seed attended the cattle &c. Steward away.

Wednesday, 22nd Feby, 1843. A cold day. Joseph came home from Montreal. I have threshed a little grass seed &c.

Thursday, 23rd Feby, 1843. A very cold day. My wife and I were down at our John's to the Mill. Joseph cut wood at George's for Clara. Terrible cold.

Friday, 24th Feby, 1843. A cold day. Joseph cutting and drawing firewood and I have been getting in some potatoes and at different things.

Saturday, 25th Feby, 1843. A cold morning. Joseph getting a little wood. I have threshed a little barley.

Sunday, 26th Feby, 1843. A fine day but cold. Mary, Joseph and I were at Church. Joseph started down to George's to go to Montreal with a load of wood for Clara. I got my boots off Mr. Allen.

Monday, 27th Feby, 1843. A fine day. My wife and I were down at Mr. Truesdell's as they had some company.

Tuesday, 28th Feby, 1843. A fine day. Mr. and Mrs. Sharp were here and bought 1 bushell and 1 peck of grass seed.

Wednesday, 1st March, 1843. A dull day with a little snow and Joseph and Eliza came home from Montreal and my wife Mary and I were at Church.

Thursday, 2nd March, 1843. A fine day but cold. My wife at Lindsay's. Joseph is poorly today, able to do but little. I have finished threshing the grass seed. 106 days the snow has been on the ground.

Friday, 3rd March, 1843. A fine but cold day and the girls and boys with Henry and his family are gone up to Mr. Cook's. I have been cleaning some grass seed. Joseph is but poorly.

Saturday, 4th March, 1843. A blowing sharp day. I have been clearing up the barn and threshed the last of my oats. The folks came home about the middle of the day. Joseph still poorly. Lindsay came for my wife at 12 o'clock tonight.

Sunday, 5th March, 1843. A fine but cold day. Joseph and Eliza were at Church. Mary &c. at home. Steward here.

Monday, 6th March, 1843. Rather milder. Steward has gone. Joseph has been to the Village and to George's and I have been cleaning up the last of our oats and begun to thresh rye.

Tuesday, 7th March, 1843. A fine day but cold. Joseph drew a little firewood. I have been threshing rye and cleaned up 3 bushells and the wind is from the Northward this long time.

Wednesday, 8th March, 1843. A fine day. Joseph and the two girls are at Mr. McDonald's church. I got in some potatoes from the cellar. Cleaned up 3 bushells of rye. 16 bundles of hay to Mr. Hanna.

Thursday, 9th March, 1843. A fine day. Joseph over at Henry's under brushing and I began to thresh some peas for Henry at Thomas' barn. Joseph chopping for Henry.

Friday, 10th March, 1843. The girls out on discovery at Greenings &c. I threshed some peas.

Saturday, 11th March, 1843. There has been a heavy fall of snow through the night and rather inclined to thaw today. I have finished Henry's peas and I am but poorly. Joseph drew a load of wood and cut some. 115 days the snow has covered the ground.

Sunday, 12th March, 1843. A cold day. I have been down to Mr. McGie's and went to Church. Steward here.

Monday, 13th March, 1843. My wife and Joseph are down at the Mill with 4 bushells of barley and 3 bushells of rye. I have been down to Mr. McGie's on Peton's account. Steward here till 12 o'clock. Comes on to snow this evening. I am but poorly. Have cut a little firewood.

Tuesday, 14th March, 1843. A blowing, drifting day after the snow, there was a very heavy fall of snow last night. Joseph made a few sugar throughs. I have been shovelling roads and threshed a little rye.

Wednesday, 15th March, 1843. A fine day. Joseph cut some firewood. I attended the cattle &c. and I have been threshing some rye.

Thursday, 16th March, 1843. A very fine day and we have been at Mr. Asbell's sale. Sukey calved a bull calf. Steward was here.

Friday, 17th March, 1843. Another terrible snow storm and we cannot do anything out today. Joseph's colt is very sick and takes all our time. We have Steward's cow to keep.

Saturday, 18th March, 1843. Rather inclined to snow and we can do but little out today. Steward came here.

Sunday, 19th March, 1843. A mild day but we remained at home today as the roads are so bad. Steward still here.

Monday, 20th March, 1843. A middling fine day. Joseph down at the Mill for the grist they left last Monday and I have been busy among the cattle, and got some potatotes in out of the garden cellar. Steward has gone. Joseph's horse Bob died this morning. I got a blow up about . . . . . . . .

Tuesday, 21st March, 1843. Mild with a little snow and Joseph is getting a little firewood and I have been attending the cattle and cleaning up 10 bundles of hay to Mr. Hanna.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 1843. Rather a cold day with a very little snow. My wife is down at Mr. Dugas. Joseph and I about home.

Thursday, 23rd March, 1843. A cold day. I have been down to Mr. McGie's and weighed out some hay. Joseph chopping at Henry's. 17 bundles of hay to Mr. Hanna.

Friday, 24th March, 1843. A fine day but cold and Joseph is getting down some turnips from Henry's and I have been weighing out hay. Mr. Hanna got 30 bundles. Joseph cut some firewood. The girls up to Mrs. King's.

Saturday, 25th March, 1843. A cold day. George & Joseph are getting down some firewood and I have been weighing out some hay and Mr. Hanna got 20 bundles. Cleaned up 4 bushells of rye.

Sunday, 26th March, 1843. A cold blowing day. Joseph, Mary & Eliza were at Church. My wife and myself at home as some of the cattle are poorly and one calving. Steward here.

Monday, 27th March, 1843. A sharp morning but a fine day. Joseph is down at George's at work. Mr. Hanna got 45 bundles of hay. Mr. Truesdell got 43 bundles. 131 days the snow has covered the ground. My wife at the sick woman's.

Tuesday, 28th March, 1843. A terribly stormy day and we can do nothing out and our Heifer, Wirey, calved and her calf bed came down with the calf and we were obliged to get Mr. Law to put it up again and the heifer is very sick.

Wednesday, 29th March, 1843. This was a stormy day but clear weather and the Heifer's calf bed was down this morning again and we had to get Mr. Law again and she is very sick. Tanter died this mornig and Joseph killed the calf. The cow Wired is very sick.

Thursday, 30th March, 1843. A fine day but cold morning. Wirey died this morning. I have been getting in some potatoes and I threshed a little barley. George and Joseph are drawing hay.

Friday, 31st March, 1843. A fine day. George & Joseph are drawing hay and I have put in a few potatoes and threshed a little barley and cleaned up 3 bushells.

Saturday, 1st April, 1843. A snowy morning, Joseph is down at George's raising sugar throughs and George, his wife and I and my wife were up to the French Lakes to see Mr Cook.

Sunday, 2nd April, 1843. A clear day but blows hard from the North ward. Joseph, Mary and Eliza were at Church. My wife and muself remained at home. 137 days the snow has been on the ground.


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