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<< YEAR 1844 >>

THE BEGINNING OF THE JOURNAL FOR 1844 IS MISSING.


Sunday, 7th July, 1844. A very fine hot day and Thomas, Joseph, Eliza and myself were at Church and all of us are well, thank God, in health but some Ranglers on the road.

Monday, 8th July, 1844. A fine day. Eliza weeded oats and I weeded potatoes a while down the hill. The boys Thomas and Joseph chopping for ashes.

Tuesday, 9th July, 1844. A wet day the greater part of it. Boys chopped a while and I worked at the fence on the road behind the barn and also the cow's fence &c.

Wednesday, 10th July, 1844. Rained most part of last night and this was a very dull day with rain most of the day. The boys are on the side hill and I have been at the cow fence. My wife has been to see Mr. & Mrs. Jones as they are both poorly.

Thursday, 11th July, 1844. A fine day and the boys are at the road and I have been weeding potatoes a while &c.

Friday, 12th July, 1844. A very fine hot day. Thomas & Joseph hoeing potatoes until 12 o'clock then Thomas was up at James' place. I hoed on the hill by the garden.

Saturday, 13th July, 1844. A very fine hot day. The boys at Mr. Law's Bee and I hoed at the potatoes a while &c. Mr. Keo's Brother called for him today. Had a fine thunder storm this afternoon between 3 & 4 o'clock.

Sunday, 14th July, 1844. A very fine hot day and the boys' Thomas & Joseph and myself were at Church and there came on a heavy thunder storm, the roads were overflown in places. We are all well in health, thank God for his mercy.

Monday, 15th. July, 1844 A fine hot day. Joseph, myself and Thomas Cook weeded potatoes and moulded them. Eliza weeded oats a while and finished them. A little while at the potatoes.

Tuesday, 16th. July, 1844 A fine hot day. The boy's are at Rourke's Bee and myself, Eliza & Catherine Cook were at the potatoes and Mrs. Jones was here, Eliza fetched her and took her home.

Wednesday, 17th. July, 1844 A fine hot day and Eliza and I worked at the potatoes and finished them behind the barn. Mary was here and my wife and her were over to the Village. Thomas and Joseph loged. Cows got in the grain.

Thursday, 18th. July, 1844 A fine day. Boys at the ashes and myself and Eliza at the potatoes. A very heavy thunderstorm tonight.

Friday, 19th. July, 1844 Boys still chopping. Myself, Eliza and Thomas Cook worked at the potatoes.

Saturday, 20th. July, 1844 Boys chopped. Thomas Cook at the potatoes and I worked at the fence.

Sunday, 21st. July, 1844 A fine hot day. Joseph over at the other Church as there was no service in our own.

Monday, 22nd. July, 1844 A very fine day and Eliza and I were at the potatoes. Joseph cut a little grass about the house.

Tuesday, 23rd. July, 1844 A fine hot day and I have been at the fence a little while and put in a little hay for the first time. The boy's are loging at Thomas' place and at their logheaps at Rourke's &c. 8 bundles hay in.

Wednesday, 24th. July, 1844 A fine day. The boy's at Blair's Bee and Eliza and Kitty Cook at the potatoes and I worked at the fence a while &c.

Thursday, 25th. July, 1844 A fine day with one little thunder shower. My wife and Clara are down at the Mill. Thomas, Joseph and James are loging at Thos.' place. I am sick with a sore neck.

Friday, 26th. July, 1844 A fine day and the boy's all of them are drawing boards to Clara's house and fixing it some. I am better and worked at the fence a while.

Saturday, 27th. July, 1844 A fine hot day. The boy's loged at James' and I worked at the fence. Got in 10 bundles of hay.

Sunday, 28th. July, 1844 A fine hot day. Joseph and I were at Church &c.

Monday, 29th. July, 1844 A dull morning. Joseph mowed a little clover and then they were after their ashes drawing them but they couldn,t draw them as the road was not cut.

Tuesday, 30th. July, 1844 A fine hot day. My wife, Eliza and Clara were at the hay a while and the boys were after their ashes. Thomas Cook and I weeded the potatoes. We put in 50 bundles of hay. Thunders this evening.

Wednesday, 31st. July, 1844 A dull day. Joseph has mowed a little while and I have been at the potatoes a while. Comes on a heavy rain the most of the afternoon. We hear of Mr. Johnson's death.

Thursday, 1st. Augt., 1844 A dull morning. The boys and my wife were at Robert johnston's funeral. I worked at the potatoes. Came on a very heavy rain.

Friday, 2nd. Augt., 1844 Rained a little this morning but turned out a fine day. The boy's after the ashes. i have been moulding potatoes. Picked some broad beans &c.

Saturday, 3rd. Augt., 1844 A dull day. I have been at the potatoes a while and we got in 50 bundles of hay, and cocked some.

Sunday, 4th. Augt., 1844 A fine day with exception of one small shower. I was at Church but the rest did not go.

Monday, 5th. Augt., 1844 A fine day. The boys mowed a while in the morning then joseph moulded up some potatoes and then we put in 106 bundles of hay and then they went off to their potash works at George's &c.

Tuesday, 6th. Augt., 1844 A wet day and the boys mowed a while and I have finished moulding the potatoes down the hill by the garden.

Wednesday, 7th. Augt., 1844 A fine morning. The boys at Thomas Hannah's moving his barn. My wife and I were shaking out hay till dinner time and it then started to rain and we could do no more.

Thursday, 8th. Augt., 1844 There came on a thunder storm late in the night and was a very dull morning. Boys after their ashes a while and I am making a hedge fence. Tried the potatoes but they are not yet fit.

Friday, 9th. Augt., 1844 Was so wet we could not get anything done in the hay, so I worked at the fence. Thomas and George at Clara's house.

Saturday, 10th. Augt., 1844 A fine day. I have been making a fence for the little pigs and the boys and my wife and Eliza worked at the hay and got in 25 bundles.

Sunday, 11th. Augt., 1844 A fine day. Joseph and I were at Church and in the evening Thomas and Joseph were at Keo's to hear the preaching.

Monday, 12th., Augt., 1844 A fine day. They are at the hay and got in a little today. 75 bundles. I have been down to Mr. Leblan's for a scythe.

Tuesday, 13th., Augt., 1844 A fine day. I was fixing up the flax &c. My wife down at George's and Eliza and I worked at the hay and we got in 50 bundles.

Wednesday, 14th., Augt., 1844 A very fine hot day. The boys are at James Blair's and I was at the Village attending the Committee then we were at the hay. Got in 75 bundles today.

Thursday, 15th., Augt., 1844 A fine day. The boys mowed a while for us and my wife and I have been shaking out and raking &c. Got in 10 bundles today. The mare has got to be very tricky both for kicking and rearing and we can scarcely do anything with her.

Friday, 16th., Augt., 1844 A fine day. Mr. Wm. Sinclair and Joseph mowed and the rest of us were shaking out and raking in &c. Got in 3 small loads. Thunders tonight and rained a little.

Saturday, 17th., Augt., 1844 A fine morning but cloudy at times. Joseph mowed and we were all of us getting in hay, got in 110 today. A very fine day for the hay.

Sunday, 18th., Augt., 1844 A very fine day. There was no service at our Church today. My wife and I were over at Henry's a little while and the cows broke into Dowler's.

Monday, 19th., Augt., 1844 A wet day, rained nearly all day. James, Thomas, Joseph, William Sinclair and Robt. Pollock mowed for us and finished the chief of our grass today. Eliza and I began to reap some barley. Cows broke into the potatoes.

Tuesday, 20th., Augt., 1844 Blows and rained from the North this morning and the boys were over at the Blacksmith's with the mares and the two mares got out of their pasture into my oats and wheat and did a good deal of harm.

Wednesday, 21st., Augt., 1844 A fine day and the boys were reaping barley a little while and then we were all of us at the hay and got in 1 load for Thomas and 5 loads for ourselves(105 bundles).

Thursday, 22nd., Augt., 1844 A dull morning but after a while we went and turned the hay and took in 3 little loads and we cocked up a little and it came on a very wet day about half past 3 o'clock. (125 bundles in).

Friday, 23rd., Augt., 1844 A wet day and the boys have been down to their potash as nothing can be done in the hay.

Saturday, 24th., Augt., 1844 A fine day after the rain yesterday. The boys at Sinclair's. My wife and I turned the hay till 12 o'clock & then it started to rain so our work was to very little purpose.

Sunday, 25th., Augt., 1844 A fine day with a little rain. Thomas, Joseph, Eliza and myself were at Church.

Monday, 26th., Augt., 1844 A dull morning but it cleared up between 7 and 8 o'clock. Thomas at Sinclair's. Joseph down at george's drawing some wood and my wife and I have been at the hay opened the cocks and it came on to rain it is worse now than when we began it.

Tuesday, 27th., Augt., 1844 A dull morning but cleared off. They have been pulling flax and then at the hay and I have been turning barley and put in a little but it is not quite dry enough. Comes on to rain. 39 sheaves of barley in.

Wednesday, 28th., Augt., 1844 A dull morning. Joseph carried out the flax to be spread and I have been pulling some Indian wheat out of Thomas' oats. Comes on to rain then clears a while and comes on heavy tonight again.

Thursday, 29th., Augt., 1844 A very dull morning and has been a wet night so I think our hay what there is of it, can be but little good now and we can do nothing with it at present.

Friday, 30th., Augt., 1844 A dull morning but comes on dry. I turned barley and the rest were at the hay and there came on a shower and then cleared and we got in a little load of hay and some barley (53 sheaves) and then there came on another shower and was fine all evening and a very fine night indeed it is. Boys at the potash. 25 bundles of hay no good.

Saturday, 31st., Augt., 1844 A dull wet morning and we could do nothing in the hay or grain. Boys are drawing some ashes. Cleared up in the forenoon. I was fixing the cow fence as they have broken out. I turned some barley and put in a little but it is not very dry.

Sunday, 1st., Sept. 1844 A fine dry morning but dull and our minister is away. Eliza and Joseph at the presbyterian church and it is a very fine day.

Monday, 2nd., Sept. 1844 A dull morning and I put in a few sheaves of barley and 4 sheaves of English oats but thewy are very damp. It has come on a wet day and had a thunder storm tonight which was pretty heavy. I threshed a little barley. Got in 14 sheaves of barley today. I understand that Steward beat his wife and she left him.

Tuesday, 3rd. Sept., 1844 A fine day and Joseph and Eliza reaped a little barley and I have bound some and put in a little and a little hay. 56 sheaves of barley in.

Wednesday, 4th. Sept., 1844 A fine day and the boys are at Wm. Mitchell's Bee. Eliza reaping some barley and I have been to Mr. Dugas' respecting Steward and his wife.

Thursday, 5th., Sept. 1844 A fine day and the boys at their potash and then they carried in some hay and some barley, 125 sheaves of barley & 100 bundles hay, and we have been half the day at Steward's.

Friday, 6th., Sept. 1844 A very fine day and we have been at Steward's to settle him &c. and then we came home and the boys carried in some hay for Thomas and some barley (46 sheaves) and 33 sheaves of English oats for ourselves. Eliza reaped a little while. William made the bull bleed and we got Mr. Law and Mr. Marlin, the cattle are a great trouble. I reaped some grass seed &c.

Saturday, 7th. Sept. 1844 This is a fine day. Thomas cut his peas. Joseph reaped some barley and carried in the last of our hay, and I have bound a little barley. Boys melting potash tonight.

Sunday, 8th. Sept., 1844 A fine day. Joseph, Thomas and Eliza were at Church hearing one Mr. Torrance and after that my wife and Clara were over at the house of Steward.

Monday, 9th. Sept., 1844 A fine day and they have been reaping buckwheat by Tom's barn. Thomas, Clara, Joseph and Eliza and I have been binding barley and carried in 180 sheaves and 15 of english oats.

Tuesday, 10th. Sept., 1844 A very fine hot day and they reaped oats here a while and after breakfast they reaped for Thomas, I bound some grass seed.

Wednesday, 11th. Sept., 1844 A fine morning and they have been reaping oats by the little mountain a while then down at Thomas' place and I have been getting in a little grass seed and some english oats about 78 and 18 of grass seed and 61 of black oats.

Thursday, 12th. Sept., 1844 A fine day and my wife was called out last night at 11 o'clock to Mr. Manners and she came home early this morning.

Friday, 13th. Sept., 1844 A foggy morning. Joseph began to cut the wheat and I have been threshing barley and cleaned up some for the Mill. Sent to the Mill 3 bushell of barley and two of Indian wheat. eliza and I reaped wheat and the boys are off to the Mill. Joseph is 21 years old today.

Saturday, 14th. Sept., 1844 A fine day. Joseph over at Henry's helping him. The girls at Thomas' place a while and I have been binding oats and this evening Thomas and Henry helped us bind the wheat and put it in.

Sunday, 15th. Sept., 1844 A fine day and Thomas, Joseph, Eliza and Clara were at meeting.

Monday, 16th. Sept., 1844 A fine day. The boys at Mr. Rourke's and Steward is mowing oats for us. Eliza is cutting a little grass seed. I am reaping a few oats. 68 sheaves of barley in, 75 of oats.

Tuesday, 17th. Sept., 1844 A fine day and the boys are at John Grey's Bee. I bound some barley and oats. Eliza reaped a while and then we carried some in.

Wednesday, 18th. Sept., 1844 A fine day. Joseph mowing some Allen peas. I have been binding oats and we carried in some. Eliza is sick.

Thursday, 19th. Sept., 1844 A fine day and Joseph is mowing some of the large peas &c. and Eliza and he reaped oats. I have been binding some and carried in some and two little loads of peas.

Friday, 20th. Sept., 1844 A fine hot day and Joseph and Eliza reaped oats and in the afternoon Thomas and Joseph got in oats and potatoes. The potatoes fail very fast in places. Oats 130 sheaves, 2 loads of peas.

Saturday, 21st. Sept., 1844 A hot drying day and we reaped oats, binding and carrying in.Blows very hard this afternoon and there comes on a storm this evening but it did not last long. 200 sheaves in.

Sunday, 22nd. Sept., 1844 A fine day. Thomas, Joseph and Eliza were at church. My wife and Clara over at William's place this afternoon.

Tuesday, 24th. Sept., 1844 A cold but dry morning and Joseph mowed down some oats the cattle have spoiled and I bound and raked a few spoilet by the cattle. 180 sheaves of oats, and one load spoilt by cattle.

Wednesday, 25th. Sept., 1844 A fine day. Joseph and Eliza are reaping down the last of the oats and I have been raking up some damaged by cattle and we have all in this evening.

Thursday, 26th. Sept., 1844 A cold morning but a fine day and they were all reaping for Thomas and I have been to the Village at a Committee meeting.

Friday, 27th. Sept., 1844 A frosty but fine day and they finished Thomas' oats and I am getting wood and potatoes for the house and gathered a little clover and grass seed.

Saturday, 28th. Sept., 1844 A frosty but fine day and the boys are after their ashes and I have been getting the barn door fenced in a little, also getting a little clover and grass seed from up the hill.

Sunday, 29th. Sept., 1844 A fine dry day and Joseph and Eliza were at Church and in the afternoon my wife, Clara and myself were down at George's.

Monday, 30th. Sept., 1844 A fine day. The boys are at Skelly's Bee and I dug a few potatoes and got a little wood &c. Blows very cold this day all day. 6 bushell of potatoes in today.

Tuesday, 1st. Oct., 1844 A fine day but cold wind and Joseph and I have been at the potatoes and got in 11 bushells today.

Wednesday, 2nd. Oct., 1844 A frosty but fine day. The boys helped Clara with her potatoes. Eliza at Henry's Bee. I took up 5 bushells of potatoes and skinned a calf &c.

Thursday, 3rd. Oct., 1844 A dull morning with rain and we were at the potatoes a while, got up 2 1/2 bushells today.

Friday, 4th. Oct., 1844 A wet day and we have ploughed out 5 drills and picked them. The boys drwing some ashes but it is so wet they could do but little for it is very wet indeed.

Saturday, 5th. Oct., 1844 A dull morning, rained all night. Clara and the boys at William's Bee. I cut a little wood and took up 2 1/2 bushells potatoes. Cleaned out the cattle &c.

Sunday, 6th. Oct., 1844 A fine day. Joseph and Eliza at Church. My wife and I remained at home.

Monday, 7th. Oct., 1844 A fine day. Joseph at Steward's.Eliza and I worked at the potatoes, 19 bushells up today.

Tuesday, 8th. Oct., 1844 A fine day. Joseph, Eliza and Milly Sinclair at the potatoes and myself also a while, got 33 up today.

Wednesday, 9th. Oct., 1844 A fine day and the same hands as yesterday worked at the potatoes and got 34 bushells up today.

Thursday, 10th. Oct., 1844 A wet forenoon but we got in 10 bushells of the long red potatoes in and got 30 bushells up. It got dry and we finished the drills behind the barn and took up 10 bushells of the long red.

Friday, 11th. Oct., 1844 A frosty but a fine day and we have Milly Sinclair with us today at the Line potatoes. Cold night, frosty and blows from the Northward. 36 bushells in today.

Saturday, 12th. Oct., 1844 A frosty morning but a fine day and we have Mr. Sinclair with us at the potatoes and we got in 27 today.

Sunday, 13th. Oct., 1844 A fine day. Joseph and Thomas were at Church, the rest of us remained at home. Got my boots.

Monday, 14th. Oct., 1844 A fine day. We have been at the potatoes, Joseph, Eliza and myself and got in 30 bushells today. Came on to rain.

Tuesday, 15th. Oct., 1844 A wet night and a very wet day and we could do nothing out scarcely. Cleared up 3 bushells.

Wednesday, 16th. Oct., 1844 A fine day and we have been at the potatoes and finished them, thank God. Got 13 1/2 bushells in today.

Thursday, 17th. Oct., 1844 A fine day till the afternoon and then it came on to snow. Joseph busy with a coal pit and carried the old ploughs down to Mr. McKinney's to get one made out of the two. Eliza and my wife at William's today.

Friday, 18th. Oct., 1844 A fine day after the snow. Joseph logging at Thomas' place and I threshed some barley.

Saturday, 19th. Oct., 1844 A little stormy, blows hard. Boys carried in potatoes for Thomas. I cut firewood &c.

Sunday, 20th. Oct., 1844 A fine day and we are all in an uproar, all hands ordered to MONTREAL, nothing settled in our minds.

Monday, 21st. Oct., 1844 A fine day. I have been down to the Mill with barley and oats, 3 barley, 2 oats.

Tuesday, 22nd. Oct., 1844 A fine day and I have been cleaning out the shed, took up a few parsnips.

Wednesday, 23rd. Oct., 1844 A very fine day. I have been to George's and got a little firewood. We heard that the boys all got beaten sadly in the town, they are throwing stones in Montreal.

Thursday, 24th. Oct., 1844 A very fine day. I have been down to George's and brought up his hog and cut some firewood and we hear that the boys are in the hospital so I think it is bad enough times with them.

Friday, 25th. Oct., 1844 A fine day and the boys all got home about 3 o'clock this morning, all safe. I have been fixing the pigs in &c.

Saturday, 26th. Oct., 1844 A fine day. The boys chopped &c. I have threshed some oats.

Sunday, 27th. Oct., 1844 A fine day with a strong breeze from the Northward and the boys and Eliza were at Church and we were over at Henry's this evening. Cold but clear tonight. Henry's Child christened today.

Monday, 28th. Oct., 1844 A cold day with the wind from the Northward and starts to snow. The boys, James, Thomas and Joseph chopped &c. I have been about at different things.

Tuesday, 29th. Oct., 1844 There was a very heavy snowstorm all night and all this day. Blows and drifts terribly all the time, got nothing done outside scarcely today.

Wednesday, 30th. Oct., 1844 A fine day after the storm. The barns and house lofts are drifted half ( half is crossed out) full of snow. The boys logged a little while and I threshed a few oat&c.

Thursday, 31st. Oct., 1844 A fine day. The boys logging with Mr. Law's oxen. I threshed some oats a while and picked potatoes for the hogs &c.

Friday, 1st. Novr., 1844. A fine day. The boys at their log heaps &c. I cleaned up some oats a while and attended the cattle &c. The boys went down to boil potash at George's.

Saturday, 2nd. Novr., 1844. A fine day. The boys are at their potash. I have been to the Mill with 4 bushells of oats for the hogs, i bushell of Indian wheat &c. My wife called away to Mr. Daniel Robinson's. The roads are terrible bad.

Sunday, 3rd. Novr., 1844. A fine day.The roads are bad and the sleigh away. we were most of us at home today.

Monday, 4th. Novr., 1844. A frosty but a very fine morning and the boys are at Mr. Pearson's Bee, buiding a stable &c.

Tuesday, 5th. Novr., 1844. A snowy day. The boys logged a while. I threshed up some oats and cleaned up a few for the hogs. Boys took some ashes down to George's.

Wednesday, 6th. Novr., 1844. A stormy day. Snows and blows hard all day. The boys are at their ashes. I have been threshing a while and tended the cattle as usual.

Thursday, 7th. Novr., 1844. A dull day but mild. Boys chopped and logged &c. I have cleaned up 5 bushells of oats.

Friday, 8th. Novr., 1844. A fine mild day. The boys gathering ashes and drawing them and I threshed a few of the large peas for the hogs &c.

Saturday, 9th. Novr., 1844. A dull day but not cold. The boys are at their logging, ashes &c. I threshed some peas for the hogs, cleaned up 2 1/2 bushells.

Sunday, 10th. Novr., 1844. A fine morning but started to blow and snow. Thomas and Joseph at Church.

Monday, 11th. Novr., 1844. A fine mild day. Boys drew some ashes down to the letches and started to boil. I have been fixing a place for the turkeys, the fox has taken some away.

Tuesday, 12th. Novr., 1844. A dull day. The boys at Clara's house. I threshed some peas a while and worked at different things. It comes on a wet night indeed.

Wednesday, 13th. Novr., 1844. A fine day. The boys are logging up at James' and I have been fixing a place to dry some flax. Cleaned up a few peas.

Thursday, 14th. Novr., 1844. A sharp but frosty and fine day and the boys are loging at James'. I cut some firewood &c.

Friday, 15th. Novr., 1844. A fine day. Thomas at his own place. Joseph drewsome firewood up by James'. I threshed some flax seed ....

Saturday, 16th. Novr., 1844. A mild day. The boys at Sinclairs putting up a stable. I threshed some barley and worked at different things. Threhed a few peas for the hogs.

Sunday, 17th. Novr., 1844. A frosty day with the wind from the Northward, rather inclined to snow.

Monday, 18th. Novr., 1844. A cold day with the wind from the Northward. Boys melting their potash and down at Leblanc's for a barrell. I threshed some peas. Freezes hard tonight.

Tuesday, 19th. Novr., 1844. A fine day and they are at James' Bee. I have been about home till evening. Cleaned up some peas. Hugh Law got a bushell.

Wednesday, 20th. Novr., 1844. A dull morning but mild. Thomas at the Blacksmith's. Joseph drawing out some firewood and I have been with him a while.

Thursday, 21st. Novr., 1844. A fine day. Boys chopping for Mr. Law. I have finished threshing the peas and cleaned them up.

Friday, 22nd. Novr., 1844. A fine day. Thomas at his place. Joseph drew a little firewood and I took the sick calf down to Mr. Burn's and started to thresh some oats.

Saturday, 23rd. Novr., 1844. This is a mild day. The boys at Mr. Law"s Bee. I threshed some oats and cleaned up 3 1/2 bushells &c. Killed the sow this morning. George got 1 bushell of peas.

Sunday, 24th. Novr., 1844. A fine morning and my wife was called out to Mr. Tye's at 6 o'clock this morning. Several snow storms today.

Monday, 25th. Novr., 1844. A cold stormy day. James, Thomas and Joseph killed a hog for us then the three of them went up to James' to kill 3 for him.

Tuesday, 26th. Novr., 1844. A fine morning but very cold. Thomas at his place. Joseph drawing hemlock logs for firewood. I threshed wheat a little while and cut firewood &c. Snows and blows hard.

Wednesday, 27th. Novr., 1844. A cold day after the snow. My wife called down to Mr. John Robertson's last night. Boys chopping on the Mountain and I have cleaned up a little wheat and cut some firewood.

Thursday, 28th. Novr., 1844. A fine day but cold. The boys are on the Mountain chopping. I have been to the Mill with 2 bushells of barley, 1 1/2 of wheat, 2 bushells of oats. My wife came home tonight.

Friday, 29th. Novr., 1844. A fine day but dull weather. The boys are loging on the Mountain and now they have all got orders to go to Montreal. My wife and Eliza were up to Mr. Tye's.

Saturday, 30th. Novr., 1844. A fine day. The boys are all off for Montreal. I cut firewood and was at different things about the premises.

Sunday, 1st. Decr., 1844. A fine day. Eliza was at Church. My wife and I remained at home.

Monday, 2nd. Decr., 1844 A fineday. My wife over at James', William's and Steward's and so forth. I threshed oats and cut wood &c.

Tuesday, 3rd. Decr., 1844 A sharp morning but a fine day and I have been cutting some firewood. Eliza down to the carding mill but nothing done.

Wednesday, 4th. Decr., 1844 A fine morning, not so cold. I threshed a few oats and drew down a little firewood.

Thursday, 5th. Decr., 1844 A fine mild day. I threshed a while and cut wood a while. My wife has the mare and sleigh down to Mr. robinson's. The boys came home from Montreal, back from the war.

Friday, 6th. Decr., 1844 A mild day after a fall of snow. My wife down at George's and elsewhere. The boys loged a while upon the Mountain near to the beaver meadow. I threshed and cleaned up 2 bushells of oats.

Saturday, 7th. Decr., 1844 A snowy morning but a mild day. Comes on to rain and blow hard tonight and freezes. Thomas at his log heaps. Joseph got 2 shoes on the mare. I cut firewood and threshed.

Sunday, 8th. Decr., 1844 A very sharp blowy day. I was at church. The rest remained at home.

Monday, 9th. Decr., 1844 A mild day with a fall of snow. James and Joseph logging on the Mountain. Thomas is but poorly and he has been to the Village for some things he wanted. I threshed a few oats and cleaned up 3 bushells, 2 bushells sent to the Mill.

Tuesday, 10th. Decr., 1844 A fine morning. Joseph chopping on the mountain. I threshed some and cut wood and attended the cattle &c. Thomas poorly.

Wednesday, 11th. Decr., 1844 A fine day but very cold in the morning. Joseph chopped. My wife stopped at John's as his wife is poorly. 10 bushells of oats to the Mill.

Friday, 13th. Decr., 1844 A dull day but fine, not so cold as yesterday. The boys have some hands helping them log on the Mountain. I was at all sorts of things.

Saturday, 14th. Decr., 1844 A mild day. The boys killed a sow. Thomas was at the log heaps. Joseph at the Blacksmith getting two shoes on the mare. I threshed a while. My wife came up from John's. Cleaned 3 bushells of oats.

Sunday, 15th. Decr., 1844 A dull but mild day and we were at home as the minister is at Kildare.

Monday, 16th. Decr., 1844 A fine but cold day. Joseph at his ashes. Thomas looking for a sleigh. I drew some firewood and hurt my foot and it is very painful tonight.

Tuesday, 17th. Decr., 1844 A fine but cold day. Thomas and Joseph started for Montreal. Thank God my foot is much better than I expected it would be. Cleaned up 3 1/2 bushells of oats.

Wednesday, 18th. Decr., 1844 A fine day with a keen wind. I drew a little firewood on the hand sleigh as we have no horse at home and I threshed a little barley &c.

Thursday, 19th. Decr., 1844 A fine but cold day and I have been threshing barley and getting wood and attending the cattle &c.

Friday, 20th. Decr., 1844 A fine day but very cold. I have been getting some barley. Threshed some and cutting firewood and attending the cattle &c. Boys came home from MONTREAL.

Saturday, 21st. Decr., 1844 A fine day. Joseph at the log heaps. Thomas at William's and I have been drawing down some firewood &c.

Sunday, 22nd. Decr., 1844 A mild day and comes on to snow. Myself, Joseph and Eliza were at Church and Eliza STARTED OUT OF CHURCH AND OFF WITH COOK.

Monday, 23rd. Decr., 1844 A mild day with rain and Thomas and Joseph were at their ashes, loging &c. I have cleaned up some barley, 5 bushells. Starts to blow and snow very hard tonight.

Tuesday, 24th. Decr., 1844 A clear morning after the snow but rather cold. Clara and I were at the Village and at different places &c. &c.

Wednesday, 25th. Decr., 1844 A mild day. I was at Church. The rest were here and there &c. Dull CHRISTMAS on our side this year.

Thursday, 26th. Decr., 1844 A mild day but very dull, some signs of rain and the boys are loging and I have threshed a few oats &c.

Friday, 27th. Decr., 1844 A fine day but cold. The boys are loging and I was down to the Mill and brought 5 bushell
on account. I brought up the oatmeal &c.

Saturday, 28th. Decr., 1844 A fine day and the boys logged &c. I have been round gathering for the Church &c. A cold night.

Sunday, 29th. Decr., 1844 A fine day, only drifts a little while then very fine. I was over to Mr. Jones' and to James'.

Monday, 30th. Decr., 1844 A dull day. The boys are emptying letches at James' and I have been threshing a little while and attending the cattle, and have been round a little gathering subscriptions for the Church &c. Starts to snow tonight.

Tuesday, 31st. Decr., 1844 A fine day. The boys are chopping. I have been over to the Church with the Committee settling the building business &c. A fall of snow.



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