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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Extracts from Stephen Chase's Diary, 1801-1806

Source: William Berry Lapham, The History of Woodstock, Maine [Ancestry.com] (Portland, Me., 1882).

Notes in double square brackets are my own.
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EXTRACTS
FROM
Stephen Chase's Diary,
1801-1806.
1801.
Lewiston, March 2d. Agreed with Esq. Little to go and help lot out his part of Township No. 3 [[now Woodstock]]. 8th. Left Lewiston for the purpose of going to Township No. 3, to lay it out in lots. Arrived at Esq. Little's in the evening; he informed that he had let the business out by the job. 9th. Proceeded on as far as Capt. Bolster's, in Paris, when we met Mr. Alexander Greenwood, the surveyor, and two other hands; proceeded on to Mr. Jacob Whitman's, on the land aforesaid. 10th. We found the most southwesterly corner and run up 100 rods, then run across said grant, then found the most easterly corner, then run about one mile and camped on a large beach hill. 11th. We run a little more than a mile and was beat off by a rain storm, which continued for several days. We quit the line and traveled three hours to gain the road, which was about two miles; the snow was very slumpy, and exceding bad traveling. We arrived at Mr. Whitman's about one o'clock. 12th. It being rainy, we repaired our snow shoes. 13th. It being rainy in the fore part of the day, we went up to the Bryant's opening and measured the road from Luther Briggs' to Jacob Whitman's house, distance one mile and a half and seventy-eight rods. 14th. We left Mr. Whitman's with our baggage for the purpose of going into the woods to find our line, but the snow proved soft, we returned to Mr. Whitman's, and determined to set away for home. Mr. Greenwood and myself went into the woods to find some provision which we left there on Tuesday last. We traveled on the south side of Mount Vernon two and a half miles—pretty clear hard wood. 15th. We left Mr. Whitman's for home—we came on as far as Capt. Bolster's, in Paris, and there parted. I arrived at my father's (in Poland) about sunset. * * * * *

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23d. Left Lewiston for the purpose of going to Mr. Little's plantation—arrived at my father's and spent the night. 24th. Went to Hebron, and was informed that Mr. Greenwood was gone to Little's plantation. I stopped at Esq. Greenwood's house to hear an examination on complaint of Capt. Bridgham, against sundry persons, for breaking his mill-stone; the complaint was not supported by evidence and the persons were discharged. I returned to Esq. Little's and agreed to proceed to No. 3. Received of Esq. Little cash, 6s. 25th. I went on and arrived at Jacob Whitman's, and there was informed that Mr. Greenwood had gone up with his third range line, to return with the fourth the next day. 26th. I took the lot above Mr. Whitman's house and traveled eastward over Mount Vernon, the growth of wood was mixed, chiefly hemlock, till I reached the easterly side of the hill, when [it was] chiefly hardwood. Spent the day in looking around the lots on Mount Vernon. I put up at Mr. Owen's and the surveyors did not arrive. 27th. Went to Mr. Whitman's and could not get any information of the surveyors, and proceeded on the Bryant's opening and could get any [no] information there. I spent the day making observations on the land and returned to Mr. Whitman's. There got information that the surveyors had been in and that they staid the preceding night at Mr. Thurloe's. They were then gone up with their fifth range line, to return with the last the next day. 27th [[sic]]. I took a tour into the woods and spent the forenoon in making observations on the land—in the afternoon the surveyors returned. 29th. We run the 5th and 6th cross lines. 30th. Set out for home. I came by the way of Hebron—took dinner at Mr. Greenwood's. * * *

April 19th. Left Lewiston for the purpose of going to Little's plantation to fix on a lot of land for myself. Spent the night at my father's in Poland. 20th. Proceeded in company with Esq. Little, John Carr, S. Andros and my brother. We arrived at Jacob Whitman's. In the afternoon we divided our company, and a part of us went to Luther Briggs'. 21st. We spent the day in traveling through the woods and taking a view of the land. 22d. I made choice of Lot. No. 33 to make me a farm; my brother made choice of Lot No. 28; John True, of Lot No. 21. 23d. Returned to Lewiston.
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May 11th. Agreed with my brother to go to Little's plantation, to falling trees, the first week in June.

June 1st. Left Lewiston with Daniel Welch, my hired hand, for the purpose of going to Little's Plantation to falling trees; arrived at my father's and was joined by Sergeant Tyler. 2d. Proceeded to Mr. Owen's, on said plantation, and spent the night. 3d. I sent my horse back to John Robinson's, and proceeded with my baggage to Lot No. 3 [33], and bagan falling trees on the line, Lot. No. 3 [33] and Lot No. 28, purchased by Merrill Chase. 4th. Being good weather, continued falling. 5th. Being rainy, which beat us off from work the chief of the day. 6th. Fair weather, but very cool. 7th. Took a walk to take a view of the land. 8th. Mr. [Messrs.] Trafton,

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Davis, Nevens and Thaddeus Hildreth arrived here and spent the night with us. 9th. Mr. Trafton and company set away for home. 10th. Sergeant Tyler set out for home. 12th. John Tyler, John Chase and Samuel Haskell arrived here and spent the night with us. 13th. I took a walk with Tyler and company to take a view of the land. 14th. Set away for home and arrived at Lewiston at night. 8th. Left Lewiston for the purpose of going to No. 3 to put up my log house—had Mr. Jepson's mare. I arrived at my father's in Poland, and spent the night. I proceeded with my brothers, Merrill and Edmund, and arrived at Mr. Thurlo's and spent the night. Sent the mare back to my father's by Edmund, and proceeded to our lots; built our camp and began to cut logs. 11th. A stormy day—we finished cutting our logs and began to cut our roads. 12th. Finished cutting out the road from our lots to Mr. Thurlo's, and went to Mr. Renniff's to borrow chains for hauling our logs. 13th. Mr. Thurlo came in with his oxen and we hauled the logs for Merrill's house and began mine, and laid the foundation for Merrill's house. 14th. Mr. Thurlo came in again with his oxen, and finished hauling the logs for my house and laid the foundation. 15th. Did sundry errands among the neighbors. 16th. Stormy. We went to work on our walls. 18th. Very rainy—finished laying up the walls of my house. 19th. We went to work for Mr. Thurlo. 20th. We went to work for Mr. Thurlo, and Edmund arrived with father's mare. 21st. We collected the small timbers for the roof of the buildings and set away for home, and arrived at my father's, in Poland and spent the night. 22d. Arrived home at Lewiston, accompanied by John Carr. * * * * *

1802.
January 26th. Took my steers from Mr. Reed's and drove them to Esq. Little's; went to my father's on my way to No. 3. 27th. Proceeded on to Ebenezer Hutchinson's, and staid that night. 28th. Agreed with Mr. Hutchinson for some boards at four dollars per thousand and paid cash $8, and went on to my lot; made preparation for going to work and returned to Mr. Thurlo's to sleep. 30th. Mr. Thurlo hauled the first load of boards, and I slept in my house for the first time. 31st. Went to Mr. Nason's to see about some corn.

February 1st. Mr. Thurlo hauled the second load of boards, and I put on the roof of my house. 2d. Mr. Thurlo hauled the third load of boards, which made 700 feet, and I boarded the roof of my house. 3d. To work on my house and falling trees. 4th. Peeled basswood bark for battens and fell trees. 5th. Set away for home and staid at father's the night. 6th. Agreed with William Bray and John Carr to go to Lewiston for my goods on Tuesday, to haul them to my father's at 25 cents per hundred, and returned home. * * * 9th. Fixing for moving. William Bray arrived;

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John Carr did not come. Agreed with Abner Harris to haul me a load with his oxen. 10th. Set away from Lewiston with my goods and arrived at my father's in Poland. * * * 15th. Agreed with Mr. William Pottle for a pair of oxen to go with Capt. Pottle's, which I had on my father's account,to haul a load of goods to No. 3. 16th. Set away from my father's for No. 3, and put up at Caleb Fuller's. 17th. Left my loom, two wheels, 1 bedstead and cord, 1 chair, at Mr. Fuller's, and proceeded on to Edward Pollard's and left my load, and returned to Mr. Fuller's and put up. 18th. Returned to Poland. 19th. Spent the night at Mr. Carr's. 20th. Went to New Gloucester; spent the night at Peter Merrill's. 21st. Went to meeting and heard Mr. Barnes; spent the night at Uncle Chase's. 22d. Brought my wife and children to Poland. * * * * *

March 8th. Agreed with John Carr to carry a load of goods to No. 3. 9th. Set away with John Carr with a single sleigh and a load of goods for No. 3; carried them to John Robinson's on account of the weather. 10th. Mr. Nason hauled my goods from Robinson's to Thurlo's. 11th. Went in to my house and made preparations for going to work. 12th. To work on my house. 13th. Met Mr. Nason at Owen's and purchased twenty bushels of corn. 14th. Went to Thurlo's and Pollard's. 15th. To work on my house. 16th. Merrill Chase arrived and moved into my house. 17th. Set away in company with my father for home, and arrived at my father's house. * * * 21st. Went to Esq. Little's, and agreed for his horse to go to No. 3. 22d. Set out with my family on horse-back for No. 3. Proceeded as far as Caleb Fuller's, in Paris, and hired his lumber box and proceeded as far as Edward Pollard's in No. 3, then put up for the night. 23d. Arrived with my family at my house in No. 3. Hauled two loads of goods from Edward Pollard's, and returned to Minot. 24th. Set out from Minot with my two hogs, and put up at Capt. Bolster's. 25th. Arrived at my house, and Merrill Chase moved from my house to his own. 26th. Went to Owen's and brought away 2¼ bushels of corn—sent ½ bushel to mill by Thurlo. 27th. To work on my house—sent ½ bushel of corn to mill by Thurlo. 28th. Sunday—Windy and very cold for the season. 29th. Built a hog pen. 30th. Made 22 sap troughs. 31st. Made plank to finish out my floor.

April 1st. Set one glass window. Shut up my hogs and began to catch sap. 2d. Went to Mr. Owen's and brought ¾ bushel of corn. 3d. Set one glass window. 4th. Went to Mr. Owen's and brought ¾ bushel of corn. 5th. Bought of E. Pollard one peck of wheat and borrowed one peck of rye and carried to mill. 6th. Began junking my fell trees. Received the first visit from women of Mrs. Thurlo and Mrs. Pollard. 7th. Junking. 8th. Fast day. 9th. Junking. 10th. A snow storm—fell about 11 inches deep. 11th. Windy and cold. 12th. Continues to be cold, and the snow lies on the ground. 13th. Lopping limbs among my burnt trees. 14th. Junking and piling the remainder of the week. 18th. Went to Mr. Owen's and brought away 3¼ bushels of corn. 19th. Junking and

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piling. 20th. Borrowed of Mr. Pollard ½ bushel of corn and ¼ bushel of rye and went to mill, and went to Mr. Renniff's and agreed to fall one acre of trees for 12 s.—to have rye at 4-6 per bushel. 21st. Rainy in the morning—went to junking and piling. Two Mr. Bryants made a visit here. 22d. Burned the brush around the house. 23d. Clearing. 24th. Settled with Mr. Thurlo and agred to give him four day's work, two to be done the week after next and two to be done in rye harvest, which is the balance of account between Mr. Thurlo and myself. 25th. Went to Mr. Owen's and brought ¾ bushel of corn. 26th. Went to Mr. Thurlo's and brought ¾ busel of potatoes. 27th. Went to Mr. Renniff's to falling trees. 28th. Falling trees. Took ½ bushel of rye to mill and came home. 29th. Work at home. 30th. To work at Mr. Thurlo's.

May 1st. Work at home. 2d. Went to Mr. Owen's and brought ¾ bushel of corn. 3d. Set fire to our opening, and had a tolerable good burn. 4th. Piling brands. 5th. Work for Mr. Thurlo. 6th, 7th, 8th. Work at home. 9th. Went to Mr. Owen's and brought ¾ bushels of corn and carried it to mill. 10th, 11th. Work at home. 12th. Went to Mr. Owen's and took ¾ bushels of corn and carried it to mill. 13th. Rain storm. The weather had been very dry before. Made a table. 14th. Storm continued. 15th. Went to Minot and settled with Wm. Bray, and gave him note for 3 dollars and 33 cents, payable 15th February next. 18th. Very rainy, which prevented my returning home. 19th. Returned home. 20th. Junking and piling. 21st. Went to Caleb Fuller's for articles which I left there on the 19th. 22d. Finished piling. 23d. Went to Mr. Owen's and brought away ¾ bushels of corn. 24th. Went to Nason's and got 1 bushel of seed corn. 25th. Building a hog yard. 26th. Merrill Chase arrived from Minot with his hogs and a pig for me. He agreed to keep my pig until I bring my cow, and have his pay in corn. 27th. To work for Luther Briggs. 28th. To work for Jacob Whitman, and spoke to him for a pig—to give him one days' work, or 4s. cost, or one bushel of corn next winter, as I shall think best. The pigs came this morning. 29th. Rainy weather. 30th. Went to Mr. Owen's and brought 1 bushel of corn. 31st. Very rainy. Very wet season, which causes people to be very late at planting.

June 1. Went to Mr. Owen's and took 1 bushel of corn, and went to mill. Returned and went to planting. 2d. Planting. William Pottle here from Minot. I went with Mr. Pottle to Abraham Walton's—rainy day. 4th. Planting. 5th. To work for Mr. Thurlo. 6th. Went to Mr. Owen's and brought one bushel of corn. 7th. Burned my piles. 8th. Rainy. 9th, 10th, 11th. Planting. 12th. Finished planting corn. 13th. Went to Mr. Owen's and brought 1 bushel of corn. 14th. Finished my hog yard and put my hogs into the yard. 15th. Fencing the opening. 16th. To work for Jacob Whitman for a pig. 17th. Began falling trees. 18th. Falling trees. 19th. Set away for Minot and arrived at my father's. 20th. At my father's.

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21st. Returned home and drove my cow and calf.

22d. Making cow yard and pig pen. 23d. Took my pig from Merrill Chase's. 24th. Brought my pig from Jacob Whitman's. 25th. Went to Mr. Renniff's to falling trees. 26th. Took ½ bushel of corn and ½ bushel of rye, and returned home. 27th. Went to Mr. Owen's and brought 1 bushel of corn. 28th. Rainy. 29th. Falling trees. 30th. Falling trees.

July 1st. Falling trees. 2d. Falling trees. 3d. Went to Mr. Owen's and took 1 bushel of corn and went to mill. 4th. Went to Mr. Owen's brought 1½ bushels of corn. 5th. Had Mr. Pollard to help me fall trees; paid him in pork. 6th. Setting plants. Had Mr. Pollard to help me fall trees. 8th. Helping Mr. Pollard fall trees. 9th. Falling trees. 10th. Went to Mr. Owen's took 1 bushel corn, and paid Mr. Pollard ½ bushel of rye of Mr. Reniff. 11th. Went to Mr. Owen's brought away 1 bushel of corn. 12th. Hoeing corn. 13th. Falling trees. 14th. Finished falling trees. 15th. Hoeing corn. 16th. Hoeing corn. 17th. Finished hoeing corn. 18th. Went to Owen's brought ½ bushel of corn and went to Minot. 19th. Went to work for Michael Little and continued to work for him the whole of the week. 25th. Went to New Gloucester and returned to Mr. Little's. 26th. To work for Mr. Little. 27th. To work for Mr. Little awhile in the morning, and set away for home; put up at Caleb Fuller's. 28th. Returned home. 29th. Digging spring. 30th, 31st. Unwell.

August 1st. Went to Mr. Owen's brought away ¾ bushel of corn. 2d. Digging a cellar. 3d. Digging a cellar. 4th. Went to Solomon Bryant's and bought one bushel of corn. 5th. Laid my foundation for my chimney. 6th. Peeled bark for a chamber floor. 7th, 8th. Rainy. 9th. Peeling bark and covering corn crib. 10th. Went to a lecture at Mr. Hutchinson's. 11th. Spent the afternoon at Merrill Chase's, where they had a company of quilters. 12th. A very severe gale of wind passed through the opening in a northerly direction and did but little damage, as it struck but one corner of the standing corn. 13th. Lopping limbs. 14th. Work for Mr. Thurlo. 15th. Went to meeting at Caleb Fuller's in Paris, and heard Mr. Hooper. 16th. Went to a lecture at Mr. Becklar's and heard Mr. Grant. 17th. To work at Mr. Thurlo's. 18th. To work for Mr. Nason. 19th. Went to mill. 20th, 21st. To work for Mr. Nason. 22d. Sunday. 23d, 24th. To work for Mr. Nason—a very severe thunder storm in the evening. 25th, 26th. Work for Mr. Nason, and finished reaping for him. 27th. Owen and Mr. Thurlo here. 28th. Rainy. 29th. Sunday. 30th. Went to mill. 31st. To work for Jacob Whitman.

September 1st. Weeding my corn. 2d. Reaping for Mr. Pollard. 3d. Reaping for Mr. Pollad in the forenoon—tying up and shocking grain in the afternoon. 4th. Weeding corn. 5th. Went to meeting at Luther Whitman's. 6th. Began falling trees to lay over the season. 7th. Went to

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Solomon Bryant's and got a bushel of corn. 8th. Went to mill. 9th. Went to Levi Berry's to reaping, and was beat off by the rain. 10th. Falling trees. 11th. Ditto. 12th. Sunday. 13th. My wife went to Thurlo's visiting. 14th. Falling trees. 15th. My father and mother arrived here from Minot. Looking land with my father. 17th. Ditto. 18th. Ditto. 19th. My father and mother returned home. 20th. Building corn crib. 21st. Began cutting stalks. 22d. Went to mill and had the first new corn ground. 23d. Stormy. 24th. Very stormy. 25th. Cutting stalks. 26th. Sunday. 27th. Cutting stalks. 28th. Went to Nason's and Becklar's, and brought home two kittens. The first frost. 29th. Second frost. 30th. Frost continued.

October 1st. Frost continued; finished cutting stalks. 2d. Went to mill. 3d. Sunday. 4th. To work for Mr. Thurlo. 5th. Digging cellar drain. 6th. Covering cellar drain. 7th. Digging potatoes. 8th. Finished digging potatoes; put them in the cellar—about 40 bushels. 9th. Banking house. 10th. Sunday. 11th. To work for Mr. Nason. 12th. Gathering corn. 13th, 14th, 15th. Ditto. 16th. Went to mill. Rainy; left my grist. 17th. Sunday—Christopher Bryant brought along my grist which I left at the mill the other day. 18th. To work in cellar. 19th. Gathering pumpkins. 20th, 21st, 22d, 23d. Finished gathering pumpkins. 24th. Sunday. 25th, 26th. Gathering corn. 27th. Went to meeting, and heard Mr. Tripp, at Luther Briggs'. The first snow of the season fell. 28th. To work in cellar. 29th. Gathering corn. 30th. Went to mill. 31st. Snow storm.

November 1. Severe rain storm. 2d. Finished gathering corn—raised about sixty bushels. 3d. Snow storm. 4th. To work in cellar. 5th. Ditto. 6th. Finished digging cellar. 7th. Sunday. 8th. Began cutting butt stocks. 9th. Building oven. 10th. Finished oven. 11th. Baked in oven. 12th. Stacking fodder. 13th. Finished stacking fodder. 14th. Sunday. 15th. To work on chimney. 16th. Went to mill. Michael Little, Esq., came here, and Simeon Deering with him. 17th. Went to mill. 18th. Got sundry roots and trees at Packard's, and set them out. 19th. Set away for Minot, and arrived at my father's. * * * 22d. Returned home and drove an ox. Edmund accompanied me. 23d. Killed my ox. 24th. Sold ¼ to Edward Pollard, and went to the County road to work on the same, and nobody to work. Agreed with Luther Whitman to go to work Friday next, and returned home. 25th. Thanksgiving day. 26th. To work on chimney. 27th. To work on road. 28th. Sunday. 29th. To work on road. 30th. Ditto.

December 1st. To work on road in the forenoon. In the afternoon, driven of by the rain. 2d, 3d, 4th. To work on the County road. 5th. Sunday. 6th. Killed my hogs; weight—sow, 259½; barrow, 204¼. 7th. Went to mill. 8th. To work on the road. 9th. To work on my chimney. 10th. Esq. Little and William Pottle came here. We went to Abraham Walton's. 11th. To work on my chimney. 12th. Sunday. 13th. Topped out my

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chimney. 14th. Went to mill. 15th. To work for Merrill Chase. 16th. Hauling barn logs. 17th. Severe cold morning. 18th. Weather moderated. 19th. Sunday. 20th. To work on barn. 21st. Laying up barn. 22d, 23d, 24th. Ditto. 25th. Collecting bills of work on County road for Esq. Little. 26th. Sunday. 27th. Mr. Thurlo hauled in my loom. I agreed to allow him one day's work. 28th. Took Solomon Bryant's horse and set away to Minot, and arrived at my father's. 29th. Went to Esq. Little's and delivered him the bills of work done on the County road in No. 3; got a bushel of salt and went to William Pottle's in the evening, and returned to my father's. 30th. Returned home. 31st. To work on the road betwixt my house and the Bryant opening.

1803
January 1st. Went to mill. 2d. Sunday. 3d. To work on looms. 5th, 6th. Ditto. 7th, 8th, Ditto. 9th. Went to meeting at Mr. Cole's and heard Mr. Whitman. 10th. Made warping bars. 11th. Got the loom a going. 12th. Went to mill. 13th. Weaving. 14th. Junking. 15th. Weaving. 16th. Sunday. 17th. Ruhamah very sick with dysentery. 18th. Went for Dr. Croswell. 19th. Dr. Croswell returned home. Ruhamah better. 20th. Weaving. 22d. Cutting wood. 23d. Sunday. 24th. Got some basket stuff and began making baskets. 25th. Hunted after wood for basket stuff. 26th. Went to mill. 27th. Got barks for dyeing cloth. 28th. Cutting wood. 29th. Weaving. 30th. Went with Esq. Little to Solomon Bryant's. 31st. Went to Christopher Bryant's for my hogs.

February 1st, 2d, 3d. Weaving. Very rainy, with thunder. 4th. Weaving. 5th. Went to mill. 6th. Mr. Pollard spent the day here. 7th. Tapped some maple trees. 8th. Sundry jobs. 9th. Weaving. 10th. Went to mill. 11th, 12th. Junking. 13th. Very rainy. 14th. To work on barn. 15th. To work on hog pen. 16th. Junking. 17th. Went to Mr. Pollard's, and he was moving his family to the other part of the town. 18th, 19th. Junking. 20th. Went to Mr. Hutchinson's, expecting there was a meeting, and there was not any. 21st, 22d. Junking. 23d. Settled with Merrill Chase, and passed receipts in full of all accounts. 24th. Chopping. 25th. Went to mill. 26th. Went to Jacob Whitman's, and got a bushel of rye due for reaping. 27th. Went to meeting at Mr. Cole's, and heard Mr. Whitman. 28th. To work in barn.

March 1. Making bedstead. 2d. Finished the same. 3d. Mending up hog yard. 4th. Went to mill and bought ½ bushel of salt for ¾ bushel of corn. 5th. Cutting wood. 6th. Went to meeting at Mr. Fuller's, and heard Mr. Whitman. 7th. Went to mill. 8th. Went to mill with Mr. Bryant. 9th. Carried my hides to Mr. Bryant's. 10th. Making sap troughs. 11th. Ditto. 12th. Cutting wood. 13th. Went to Bryant's. 15. Went to New Gloucester. 16th. Went to Lewiston. 17th. Went to Pejepscutt [[Pejepscot, later Danville]]. 18th. Returned to Minot. 19th. Returned home. 20th.

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Went to S. Bryant's to meeting. 21st. Tapping maple trees. 22d. Helping C. Bryant hunt for his cattle. 23d. Went to Caleb Fuller's for my barrel. 25th. Drove my cow to Levi Berry's. 26th. Snow storm. 27th. Sunday. 28th. Went to Abraham Walton's, and bought ten bushels of corn, and carried one bushel to mill. 29th. Junking—rainy. 30th. Began to boil sap for sugar. 31st. Junking; caught 100 gallons of sap from 50 trees.

April 1st. Junking. 2d. Ditto. 3d. Sunday. 4th. Junking. 5th. Finished junking. 6th. Began lopping my fell trees. 7th. Very rainy. 8th. Snow storm. 9th. Picked over my potatoes. 10th. Sunday. 11th. Went to Abraham Walton's and gave him my note of hand, seven dollars and fifty cents, to be paid the first of March next. Took one bushel of corn and went to mill. 12th. Lopping limbs. 13th, 14th. Ditto. 15th. Snow storm. 16th. Snow storm increases, the snow falls very fast, with the wind at N. E. 17th. Storm continues—the snow has fallen about one foot deep, which is the greatest quantity of snow we have at any one time the winter past. 18th. Fair weather. 19th. A great run of sap. 21st. Lopping limbs. 24th. Sunday. 25th. Brought my cow from Levi Berry's. 26th. Fenced a garden. 27th. Piling. 30th. Went to mill; got a bushel of corn at Walton's.

May 1. Went to meeting at Samuel Bryant's, and heard Mr. Whitman. 2d. To work for Solomon Bryant. 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th. Ditto. 8th. Went to meeting at William Swan's, and heard Mr. Whitman. There fell about 10 inches of snow this day. 9th. Getting out my seed corn. 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th. Piling. 15th. Meeting at our house. 16th. To work for Solomon Bryant. 17th. To work for Samuel Bryant on Solomon Bryant's account. 18th. Burned my fell trees, and had a pretty good burn. 19th. Sowed my hay seed. 20th. Went to Nason's and got half a bushel of seed corn. 21st. Had Solomon Bryant's horse and went to Abraham Walton's and got two bushels of corn, and went to mill. 22d. Sunday. 24th. Burned the old ground. 25th, 26th, 28th. Junking the new ground. 29th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's and heard Mr. Becklar read. 30th. Finished piling my new ground.

June 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th. Planting. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's and read a discourse of Bunyan's works. 6th. Mr. Ricker, of Solersworth, came here. 7th. Spent the day with Mr. Ricker looking of land. 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th. Planting. 12th. Went to meeting at Mr. Cole's and heard Mr. Becklar read. 13th. Finished planting corn. 14th. To work for Solomon Bryant. 15th. Planting potatoes. 16th. Went to Abraham Walton's, and took one bushel of corn and went to mill. 17th. Finished planting potatoes. 18th. Planting. 19th. Went to C. Bryant's. 20th. Fencing. 21st. Ditto. 22d. Falling trees. 26th. Sunday. 27th. Falling trees. 28th. Solomon Bryant to work here. 29th. Went to Mr. Becklar's falling frolick. 30th. Went to a lecture at Mr. Swan's and heard Mr. Tripp.

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July 1st. Falling trees. 2d. Finished falling trees. 3d. Spent the day hunting for my cow. 4th. Went to Abraham Walton's, and took 2 bushels of corn and went to mill. 5th. Went to Minot. 6th. Went to New Gloucester. My wife to bed with a daughter. 7th. Returned home with my sister Sally, and had Mr. Bryant's horse home. 9th. Began weeding corn. 10th. Sunday. 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th. Weeding corn. 15th. Hoeing grass seed. 16th. Ditto. 18th. Weeding corn. 19th. Sticking beans. 20th. Weeding potatoes. 21st. Went to Minot with Sally Chase. 22d. Got Mr. Bryant's horse shod. 28th, 29th, 30th, Hedging for my cow. 31st. Sunday.

August 1st. Had Mr. Bryant's horse, went to Abraham Walton's and got 2 bushels of corn and went to mill. 2d. Peeled bark for crib. 3d. Peeled bark and covered my hovel. 4th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's and heard Mr. Tripp. 5th. To work for Solomon Bryant. 6th. Ditto. 7th. Sunday. 8th. Lopping limbs. 9th. To work for Solomon Bryant ½ the day. 10th. Lopping limbs. 11th. Ditto. 12th. To work for Solomon Bryant. 13th. Ditto. 14th. Mr. Thurlow and wife here. 15th. Lopping limbs. 16th. My wife and child went to Thurlo's. 17th. Lopping limbs. 18th, 19th, 20th. Ditto. 21st. Sunday. 22d, 23d. Finished lopping limbs. 24th. Began to fall trees to lay over. 25th, 26th. Ditto. 27th. Burned my fell trees; got a good burn. 28th. Had seven men here stopping fire among my corn. 29th. Watching fires. 30th. Ditto. 31st. Fencing.

September 1st. Fencing. 2d, 3d. Ditto. 4th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's and heard Mr. Whitman. 5th. Falling trees. 6th. Hunting my cow. 7th. Working for Christopher Bryant. Esq. Little and Capt. Tyler came here. 8th. Capt. Tyler went home. Went to Mr. Bryant's expecting a meeting, but the preacher did not come. 9th. To work for Mr. C. Bryant. 10th. Ditto. 11th. Sunday. 12th. Falling trees. 13th, 14th. Ditto. 15th. Began cutting stalks. 16th, 17th. Ditto. 18th. Sunday. 19th. First frost. Cutting stalks. 20th. Ditto. 21st. Beat out my flax seed and had my flax out rotting. 22d. Cutting stalks. 23d, 24th. Ditto. 25th. Sunday. 26th. Went to mill and carried new corn. 27th. Went to Paris and got 5 gallons of rum, for the men to work on the road in No. 3. 28th. Went to the Bryant's. 29th. Cut up my corn where I did not cut the stalks. 30th. Falling trees.

October 1st. Shucking up my corn. 2d. Sunday. 3d. Went to mill. 4th, 5th. To work on the road. 6th. Went to the raising of Seth Benson's barn. 7th. Went to Solomon Bryant's, and agreed with him to come Monday and haul my crib posts. 8th. To work on the road. 9th. Sunday. 10th. Hauling crib posts. 11th. Making crib. 12th. Ditto. 13th. Began digging potatoes and gathering corn. 14th. Ditto. 15th. Went to mill. 16th. Sunday. 17th. Digging potatoes. 18th. Gathering corn. 19th. Snow. 20th. Digging potatoes and gathering corn. 21st. Ditto. 22d.

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Finished digging potatoes—had ninety bushels. 23d. Sunday. 24th. Went to mill. 25th. Gathering corn. 26th, 27th, 28th. Ditto. 29th. Rainy. 30th. Went to meeting at Mr. Cole's, and heard Mr. Whitman. 31st. Went to meeting with Mr. Bryant's horse, and went to Mr. Swan's raising.

November 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th. Gathering corn. 6th. Sunday. 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th. Finished gathering corn; had 190 bushels. 12th. Prepared to put my cow up. 13th. Went to meeting at Mr. Cole's and heard Mr. Whitman. 14th. Had Mr. Bryant to haul logs for fence. 15th. To work for Solomon Bryant. 16th. To work for Mr. True. 17th. Severe snow storm. 18th. Went to mill. 19th. Very cold. 20th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's and heard Mr. Whitman. 21st. Threshing my wheat. 22d. Cleansing my wheat. 23d. Went to mill with Mr. Bryant's horse. 24th. To work on my hovel. 25th. To work for Mr. True. 26th. Went to Minot. 27th. Went to Esq. Little's. 28th. Returned home. 29th. Swapped my steer for a heifer, with Merrill Chase. 30th. Worked for Solomon Bryant.

December 1st. Thanksgiving Day. 2d. Cold. 3d. Very cold. 4th. Sunday. 5th. To work for Solomon Bryant. 6th. Preparing for putting up a fence between myself and Merrill Chase. 7th. Had Mr. Fuller to help lay up fence. 8th. Had Mr. True, and finished laying up fence betwixt myself and Merrill Chase. Begun stacking fodder. 9th. Rainy. 10th. Went to husking for Samuel Bryant. 12th. Rainy. 13th. Ditto. 14th. Stacking fodder. 15th. Ditto. 16th. Finished ditto. 17th. Went to a plantation meting, and was appointed a delegate to go to Paris on Wednesday next. 18th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's, and hard Mr. Whitman, who came home with me and spent the night. 19th. Fencing stack-yard. 20th. Set up loom. 21st. Went to the convention in Paris. 22d. Returned home. 23d. Weaving. 24th. Went to mill with Mr. Bryant's horse. 25th. Sunday. 26th. Weaving. 27th. Ditto. 28th. Went to Mr. Nason's. 29th. My hogs ran away to the County road. 30th. Preparing to weave a piece of Mr. Bryant. 31st. Had Frank Becklar and 1 pair of oxen hauling wood.

1804.
January 1. Kept Mr. Becklar's oxen. 2d. Hauling wood with Frank Becklar and oxen. 3d. Ditto. 4th. Weaving. 5th. Killed the old sow. 6th. Weaving. 7th. Went to Mr. Nason's. 8th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's and heard Mr. Whitman. 9th. Pounding out corn. 10th. Ditto. Went to Mr. Bryant's and got his horses to carry corn to the County road. 12th. Ditto. 13th. Went to Paris, carried 11½ bushels of corn to Mr. Woodbury, and returned to Mr. Bryant's. 14th. Returned home. 15th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's and heard Mr. Whitman. 16th. Cutting wood for Mr. Bryant. 17th. Pounding out corn. 18th. Severe storm. 19th. Helped Mr. True in from Mr. Thurlo's. 20th. Went to mill. 21st. Severe cold. 22d. Sunday. 23d. Killed my hogs. 24th. Went to Mr.

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Bryant's. 25th. Pounding out corn. 26th. Ditto. 27th. Carrying corn to Mr. Bryant's. Esq. Little and John Carr here. 28th. Went to Paris with corn, and 29th. Sunday. 30th. To work at home. 31st. Went to mill.

February 1st. Went to Paris and bought a horse. 2d. Returned home. 3d. Returned my horse to the man I had him of. 4th. Returned home. 5th. Carried Sally Becklar home. 6th. Got out 4½ bushels of corn for Esq. Little. 7th. To work for Solomon Bryant. 8th. Got out some corn for John True. 9th, 10th, 11th. Weaving. 12th. Sunday. 13th. Weaving. 14th. To work for Solomon Bryant. 15th. Went to mill. 16th. To work for Solomon Bryant. 17th. Went before Daniel Stowell, Esq., to give evidence in a case between Luther Whitman, plaintiff, and David Becklar, defendant. 18th. Took a pair of steers coming in three years of age, to keep them for their work, until three years from next June, then to be delivered to John Robinson. 19th. Sunday. 20th. Yoked my steers. 21st, 22d. Ditto. 23d. Went to Abraham Walton's and promised him 12 bushels of corn at 3s. per bushel—took the money and went to Paris and settled with Mr. Woodbury and Mr. Hooper, and left the money which I owed Dr. Croswell with Mr. Woodbury, and took his receipt for the same. 24th. Severe storm. 25th. Very cold and windy. 26th. Sunday. 27th. Continues windy. 28th. Hauling wood with my steers. 29th. Began making my sled.

March 1st. To work on sled. 2d. To work for Solomon Bryant. 3d. Stormy. 4th. Sunday. 5th. Work on sled. 6th. To work for Solomon Bryant. 7th. Preparing to go to Minot. 8th. Went to Minot. 9th. Returned as far as Seth Benson's, and spent the night. 10th. Returned home and went to the County road. 11th. Sunday. 12th. Went to Benjamin Bacon's. 13th. Finished my sled. 14th. Making sap troughs. 15th. Ditto. 16th. To work on a bridge in Paris. 17th. Ditto. 18th. Sunday. 19th. Went to Bacon's and Bryant's. 20th. Maing sap troughs. 21st. Ditto. 22d. Went to Bryant's and Bacon's. 23d. Went to Christopher Bryant's and got a bushel of rye. 24th. Making a lage trough for sap. 25th. Sunday. 26th. Tapping trees. 27th. Began boiling sap. 28th. Delivered John Starbird 9 bushels of corn for Mr. Abraham Walton. 29th. Went to mill. 30th. Boiling sap. 31st. Very stormy.

April 1st. Very cold. 2d. Went to Mr. Bacon's to have a pair of shoes mended. 4th. Went to Nason's for flax seed. 5th. Fast Day. 6th. Making sugar. 7th. Snow storm. 8th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's and had Mr. Whitman. 9th. Went to mill. 10th. Ground my new axe. 11th. Began to junk my timber. 12th. Good weather for sugaring. 13th. Ditto. 14th. Went with Solomon Bryant to look land. 15th. Went to meeting at Samuel Bryant's and heard Mr. Whitman. 16th. Went to Paris for grass seed; gave my note to Capt. Rawson for five dollars and forty-five cents, to be paid in the month of March next. 17th. Junking and piling.

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18th, 19th, 20th. Ditto. 21st. Went to mill. 22d. Rainstorm, which is the fist rain of any consequence since the middle of December last. 23d. Storm continues. Went to Luther Whitman's and got 1 bushel of rye. 24th. Ditto. 25th. Sowing rye. 26th, 27th, 28th. Ditto. 29th. Sunday. 30th. Went mill.

May 1st. Sowing rye. 2d. Ditto. 3d. Sowing wheat. 4th. Ditto. 5th. Junking. 6th. Sunday. 7th. Sowing flax. 8th. Went to a plantation meeting and was appointed a delegate to meet in convention at Paris. 9th. Built my cow yard. 10th. Piling. 11th. Junking. 12th. Ditto. 13th. Sunday. 14th. Piling. 15th. Went to Paris to represent the plantation of Stover in convention. 16th. Returned home. 17th, 18th. Piling. 19th. Set fire to the piles in my old ground. 20th. Sunday. 21st. Came on rainy. 22d. Piling. 23d, 24th, 25th. Ditto. 26th. Finished piling and went to mill. 27th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's and heard Elder Chase. 28th. To work for Luther Whitman. 29th. Ditto. 30th. Burning piles. 31st. Planting.

June 1st. Planting. 2d. Ditto. Had Consider Fuller and Frank Becklar at planting. 3d. Sunday. 4th. Planting. 5th. Ditto. 6th. Finished planting corn and went to mill. 7th. Fencing. 8th. Ditto. 9th. To work for Mr. True. 10th. Sunday. 11th. Carried Mr. Whitman's potatoes to Solomon Bryant's, and went to a meeting at Mr. Swan's and heard Mr. Hooper. 12th. Falling a hedge fence. 13th. Planting potatoes. 14th. Went to Minot. 15th. Returned home. 16th. Went to mill. 19th. Falling trees for Esq. Little on Mr. Ricker's lot. 20th. Ditto. 21st, 22d, 23d. Ditto. 24th. Sunday. 25th. Falling trees for Esq. Little on Mr. Ricker's lot. 26th. Ditto. 27th. Rainy. 28th. Falling trees. 29th. Finished falling trees on Mr. Ricker's lot. 30th. Weeding corn.

July 1st. Sunday. 2d. Went to Paris and agreed with Mr. Lurvey to keep my steers and heifer. 3d. Drove my steers and heifer to Mr. Lurvey's. 4th. To work for Asa Hutchinson. 5th. Weeding corn. 6th, 7th. Ditto. 8th. Went to meeting at Mr. Tripp's and heard Elder Tripp. 9th. Weeding corn. 10th, 11th. Ditto. 12th. Went to mill. 13th. Falling trees. 14th. Ditto. 15th. Sunday. 16th. Went to the raising of Abner Benson's barn. 17th. Went to Norway and got 10 pounds of wool carded. 18th. Cut some grass. 19th. Ditto. 20th. Rainy. 21st. Went to mill. 22d. Went to Christopher Bryant's. 23d. Got in some hay. 24th. Making hay at Mr. Benson's. 25th, 26th, 27th, 28t. Ditto. 29th. Returned home. 30th. Weeding corn. 31st. Went to mill.

August 1st. Cut a little rye and pulled some flax. 2d. Getting in some hay. 3d. Weeding corn. 4th. Ditto. 5th. Sunday. 6th. Peeling bark. 7th, 8th. Ditto. 9th. Pulling flax. 10th. Went to mill. 11th. Same. 12th. Went to Mr. Bryant's, expecting a meeting. 13th. Pulling flax. 14th. Reaping rye. 15th. Carried some new rye to mill. 16th, 17th, 18th. Ditto. 19th. Went to meeting at Mr. Whitman's and heard Deacon Berry. 20th.

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Cutting rye. 21st. Ditto. 22d. Went to Mr. Bacon's to have some shoes mended. 23d. Cutting rye. 24th. Ditto. 25th. Threshing rye. 26th. Went to meeting at Paris, and heard Mr. Hooper. 28th, 29th, 30th. Reaping wheat. 31st. Mr. Ricker here.

September 1st. Went to Paris. 2d. Went to Mr. Bryant's. 3d., 4th, 5th. Fencing. 6th. Spreading out my flax. 7th. Ditto. 8th. Burned Mr. Ricker's felled trees. 9th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's and heard Elder Chase. He and Mr. Whitman came here after meeting. 10th. My wife set away for New Gloucester. 11th. Very rainy. 12th. Abigail Bryant came here. 13th. Lucy Swan went home after sleeping three days. 14th. Cutting stalks. 15th. Ditto. 16th. Sunday. 17th. My wife came home. 18th. Rainy. Brought my steers and heifer from Mr. Lurvey's; had some new corn ground. 20th. Stocking up my apple trees. 21st. Cutting stalks. 22d. Ditto. 23d. Went to meeting at Luther Whitman's. 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th. Ditto. 30th. Went to meeting at Luther Whitman's.

October 1st. Cutting corn. 2d, 3d. Ditto. 4th. Drove my cow to Rumford. 5th. Went to mill. 6th. Cutting up corn. 7th. Went to meeting at Luther Whitman's. 8th. Set a gun for a bear; he fired the gun the same night, and got wounded and made off. 9th. Snow storm and a severe wind. 10th. Storm continues. 11th. Began gathering corn and digging potatoes. 12th. Ditto. 13th. Digging potatoes. 14th. Went to meeting at Mr. Whitman's and heard Deacon Berry. 16th. Setting up corn. 17th. Went to lecture at Mr. Swan's and heard Elder Low. Went to mill, and to a husking at Curtises. 18th. Digging potatoes. 19th, 20th. Ditto. 21st. Went to a meeting at Mr. Swan's, and heard Mr. Tripp, and to a conference meeting at William Swan, Jr's. 22d. Went to a meeting at Luther Whitman's, and was baptized, togther with three others. 23d, 24th, 25th. Digging potatoes. 26th. Finished digging potatoes. 27th. Went to mill. 28th. Went to meeting at Luther Whitman's and heard Mr. Ricker. 29th, 30th, 31st. Harvesting corn.

November 1st. Ditto. 2d, 3d. Ditto. 4th. Went to meeting at Mr. Whitman's and heard Mr. Drake. 5th. Went to mill. 6th. Went to a funeral at Christopher Bryant's. 7th. Went with Mr. Ricker and Mr. Wentworth to look land. 8th. Harvesting corn. 9th. Ditto. 11th. Snow storm. 12th. Harvesting corn. 13th. Went to mill. 14th. Husking corn. 15th. Severe snow storm. 16th, 17th. Splitting rails. 18th. Went to meeting at Mr. Whitman's. 19th. Hauling rails. 20th. Stacking fodder. 21st. Ditto. 22d. Fencing stack yard. 23d. Finished husking corn. 24th. Finished fencing my fodder. 25th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's and heard Elder Woodward. 26th. Went to Minot, and caried Clarissa. 27th. Returned home. 28th. Went to mill. 29th. Thanksgiving Day. Went to meeting at Luther Whitman's. 30th. Banked up my cellar.

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December 1st. Hauling wood; Mr. Ricker came here. 2d. Went to meting at Mr. Swan's and heard Mr. Ricker. 3d. Mr. Ricker preached here. 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th. To work on the road. 9th. Went to meeting at Luther Whitman's. 10th. Sundry jobs. 11th. Ditto. 12th. Went to Benjamin Bacon's to get shoes mended. 13th, 14th, 15th. Sundry jobs. 16th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's and heard Deacon Willis, and to a conference meeting at William Swan's. 17th. Sundry jobs. 18th. Mr. Whitman and others here. 19th. My wife went to Mr. True's. 20th, 21st, 22d. Sundry jobs. 23d. Went to meeting at Mr. Whitman's and heard Deacon Willis. 25th. Threshing. 26th. Went to mill and to Paris. 27th. Very rainy. 28th. My wife got to bed with a daughter. 29th. Elder Chase called here. 30th. Stayed from meeting on account of my wife being sick. 31st. Hauling wood; broke the road to Mr. True's.

1805.
January 1st. Hauling wood. 2d. At Mr. Cole's. 3d. Sundry jobs. 4th. Went to Paris. Very blustery weather. 5th. Hauling wood. 6th. Went to meeting at Mr. Luther Whitman's. 7th. Sundry jobs. 8th. Killed my hogs. 9th. Ditto. 10th. Sundry jobs. 11th. Broke the road to the County road. 12th. Went to a conference meeting at Luther Whitman's. 13th. Went to meeting at William Swan's. 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th. Ditto. 20th. Went to meeting at Luther Whitman's and heard Deacon Willis. 21st. Sundry jobs. 22d, 23d, 24th, 25th, 26th. Ditto. 27th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's. 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st. Sundry jobs.

February 1st, 2d. Getting out corn. 3d. Went to meeting at Luther Whitman's. 4th. Getting corn. 5th, 6th. Ditto. 7th. Hauled some corn to Solomon Bryant to send to Portland. 8th. Hauled wood. 9th. Went to conference meeting at Jacob Whitman's. 10th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's. 11th. Hauled Merrill's hay to Solomon Bryant's. 12th. Built a back to my chimney. 13th. Hauling wood. 14th. Ditto. 15th. Stormy. 16th. Breaking roads. 17th. Went to meeting at Luther Whitman's. 18th. Making flax brake. 19th. Breaking road. 20th. Hauled 1½ bushels of corn to S. Bryant's for D. Whitney. 21st. Hauling corn for Esq. Little to the mill. 22d, 23d. Ditto. 24th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's. 25th. Making threshing floor. 26th, 27th. Ditto. 28th. Began threshing.

March 1st. Threshing. 3d. Went to meeting at Luther Whitman's. 4th. Mr. Berry here. 5th. Ditto. 6th. Went to mill. 7th. Hauling wood. 8th. Ditto. 9th. Went to a conference meeting at Consider Cole's. 10th. Went to Paris and settled with Hubbard and Crosswell. 13th. Hauld a load of hay from Mr. Stearns'. 14th. Hauling wood. 15th. Ditto. 16th. Went to Mr. Stearns' and hauled a load of hay. 17th. Went to a meeting at

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Luther Whitman's; carried my wife with my steers and sled. 18th. Tapping sap trees. 19th. Ditto. 20th. Rainy. 21st. Carried my turkey to Mr. Thurlo's. 22d. Went to mill. Jaocb Whitman and wife here. 23d. Went to mill. 24th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's and heard Deacon Willis. 25th. Settled with Solomon Bryant. 26th. Went to mill. 27th. Dressing flax. 28th. Ditto. 29th. Finished dressing flax. 30th. Made a harrow. 31st. Went to meeting at Luther Whitman's.

April 1st. Went to Luther Briggs'. 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th. Thrshing. 6th. Finished cleaning grain. 7th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's. 8th. Laid my chamber floor. Went to Christopher Bryant's and got a part of a chain, weighing 10¾ pounds. 9th. Rainy. 10th. Ditto. 11th. Frank Becklar to work here. 12th. Ditto, half the day. 13th. Went to conference meeting at Mr. J. Whitman's. 14th. Went to meeting at L. Whitman's. 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th. Piling. 20th. Rainy. 21st. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's. 22d. Went to mill. 23d. Went to Mr. Willises. 24th. Went to Mr. Walton's barn raising. 25th. Piling. 26th. Rainy. 27th. Piling. 28th. Went to meeting at L. Whitman's and heard Mr. Tripp. 29th. Rainy. 30th. Sowing rye and wheat.

May 1st, 2d and 3d. Harrowing. 4th. Piling. 5th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's. 6th, 7th. Piling. 8t. Carried Clarissa to school; finished sowing grain. 9th. Harrowing. 10th. Ditto. 11th. Finished harrowing; went to conference meeting at Merrill Chase's. 12th. Went to meeting at Mr. Chase's. 13th. Went to Mr. Swan's. 14th. Began lopping limbs. 15th. Ditto. 16th. Went to Minot. 17th. Tarried in Minot on account of the rain. 18th. Returned home. 19th. Went to meeting at L. Whitman's. 21st. Went to Paris. 22d. Went to Mr. Bacon's. 23d. Lopping limbs. 24th, 25th. Ditto. 26th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's and heard Mr. Woodward. 27th. Lopping limbs. 28th. Burned my fell trees. 29th. Junking and piling. 30th, 31st. Ditto.

June 1st. Junking and piling. 2d. Went to meeting at Mr. Whitman's. Mr. Ricker came here. 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th. Junking and piling. 9th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's and heard Elder Hooper. Went to the water, saw my wife, Merrill Chase's wife and Calvin Cole baptized. 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th. Planting corn. 16th. Went to meeting at Mr. Whitman's. 17th. Went to mill, and to Croswell's store. 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st. Planting potatoes. 22d. Went to conference at Consider Cole's. 23d. Went to Meeting at Mr. Swan's and heard Mr. Hooper. 24th. Falling trees. 25th. Went to Minot. 26th. Went to Mr. Brown's and got a sheep and two lambs, and returned home in company with Polly. 27th, 28th, 29th. Falling trees. 30th. Went to meeting at Mr. Whitman's and heard Mr. Sewall.

July 1st. Falling trees. 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th. Ditto. 7th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's. 8th. Went to mill. 9th, 10, 11th, 12th. Falling trees. 13th. Went to conference at Jacob Whitman's. 14th. Went to meeting at

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Mr. Whitman's. 16th. Went to mill. 17th, 18th. Falling trees. 19th. Set Mr. Ricker's piles a-fire. 20th. Finished falling trees. 21st. Went to meeting at Merrill Chase's. 22d. Began haying. 23d, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th. Ditto. 28th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's. 29th. Haying. 30th. Hoeing potatoes. Went to a church meeting at Mr. Swan's.

August 1st. Went to Norway and got the rolls. 2d. Went to mill. 3d. Weeding potatoes. 4th. Went to meeting at Mr. Whitman's. 5th, 6th. Mowing. 7th. Went to Willises and went to Mr. Swan's to a lecture, and heard Elder Low. 8th. Stacking hay, and went to Mr. Bacon's. 9t. Helped cut a road from our opening to Mr. Curtises. 10th. Mowing. Went to conference at Consider Cole's. 11th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's and head Elder (?) Ricker. 12th. My wife went to meeting at Mr. Hutchinson's. 13th. Finished stacking hay. 14th. Went to a falling a Christopher Bryant's. 15th, 16th, 17th. Reaping. Went to meeting at Mr. Chase's and heard Deacon Packard and old Mr. Whitman. 19th, 20th, 21st. Reaping. 22d. Went to a funeral at Luther Briggs'. 23d, 24th. Reaping. 28th. Threshing some wheat. 29th. Went to Mr. Bacon's to have shoes mended. 30th, 31st. Reaping.

September 1st. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's. 2d. Reaping. 3d. Went to mill. 4th. Ditto. 5th, 6th. Reaping. 7th. Went to Paris. 8th. Returned. 9th, 10, 11th. Reaping. 12th. Went to Norway, brought my cattle from Esq. Bisco's, and changed my heifer for a cow with Capt. Shaw. 13th. Drove them home, and drove the oxen to Solomon Bryant's. 14th. Heavy rain, which damaged my grain very much. 15th. Went to meeting at Merrill Chase's. 16th. Began to take care of my grain. 17th. Brought my oxen from Solomon Bryant's, and began fencing. 18th. Began stacking my grain. 19th. Had Mr. True and Merrill Chase, and stacked my grain. 20th, 21st. Fencing. 22d. Went to meeting at Luther Whitman's. 23d. Rainy. 24th. Went to mill and carried some new corn. 25th. Threshing. 26th. Stacking my seed hay. 27th. Fencing my apple trees. 28th. Went to mill. 29th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's. 30th. Took in my flax.

October 1st. To work for Mr. True. 2d. Cutting up corn. 3d, 4th. Ditto. 5th. Went to conference meeting at Mr. Cole's. 6th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's. 7th. Got some basket stuff. 8th. Went to a funeral at Mr. Benson's. 9th. Dug my potatoes. 10th. To work for Mr. True. 11th. Helped Mr. Berry lay up log house. 12th. Husking. 13th. Went to meeting at Mr. Whitman's. 14th. Preparing for my wife to go to Minot. 15th. Went to Paris and settled with Mr. Crosswell. 16th. Rainy. 17th, 18th, 19th. Husking. 20th. Went to meeting at Merrill Chase's. 23d. Went to Mr. Briggses. 27th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's. 31st. Finished husking.

November 1st. Went to husking. 2d. Went to mill. 3d. Went to meeting. 4th. Went to husking in the evening to Mr. Curtis'. 6th. Haul-

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ing grain for Mr. Ricker. 7th. Began to cut timber and laid the foundation. 8th. Mr. Ricker came to build his house. 9th. Went to conference meeting at Brother Whitman's. 10th. Went to meeting at L. Whitman's. 11th. To work for Mr. Ricker. 12th. Ditto. 13th. Killed Mr. Thurlo's heifer. 14th, 15th, 16th. Cutting road. 17th. Went to meeting at Mr. Chase's. 18th. Helped lay Mr. Curtis's house. 19th, 20th. Hauling logs. 21st. Hauling wood for Merrill Chase. 22d, 23d. Hauling logs. 24th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's. 25th. Went to Minot. 26th. Returned home. 27th. Went to Mr. Berry's. 28th. Thanksgiving. Went to meeting at L. Whitman's. 29th. To work on the county road. 30th. Ditto.

December 1st. Went to meeting at L. Whitman's. 2d. Looking land with Mr. Millett. 3d. To work on county road. 4th. Looking land with Bearce and Randall. 5th. Went to mill. 6th. Rainy. 7th. Hauling wood. 8th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's. 9th. Fixing for laying up my house. 10th. Laid up my log house. 11th. Very cold. 12th. Went to church meeting in Paris. 13th. Returned home. 14th. Went to conference meeting at Consider Cole's. 15th. Went to meeting at M. Chase's. 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st. To work on house. 22d. Went to meeting at Luther Briggs'. 23d. Killing hogs for M. Chase. 24th. Killed hogs for myself. 25th. Laid my threshing floor. 26th. Threshing. 27th. Cleaned up my grain. 28th. Went to mill. 29th. Went to meeting at L. Whitman's. 30th. Hauling logs for Mr. True. 31st. Brought home a meat tub and salted over my pork.
1806.
January 1st. Went to Mr. Briggs' with my wife. 2d. Killed a hog and started for market. 3d. To work for Christopher Bryant. 4th. Work on road. 5th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's. 6th. Piling. 7th. Stormy. 8th. Getting timber. 9th, 10th. Ditto. 11th. Went to conference. 12th. Went to meeting at L. Whitman's. 14th. To work on entry floor. 15th. Threshing. 18th. Went for Dr. Stevens; my wife very sick. 20th. Judith Thurlo came here to take care of my wife. 21st. Went to mill. 26th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's. 27th. Getting wood. 28th. Set out for Minot; met Mr. Millett and Edmund Chase and returned. 29th. Went to Minot. 30th. Went to Mr. Ricker's. 31st. Returned home with my sheep.

February 1st. Fixing brush round my apple trees. 2d. Went to meeting at L. Whitman's. 3d. Stormy. 4th. Fixing sheep pen. 5th. Threshing. 6th, 7th. Ditto. 8th. Went to conference at Luther Briggs'. 9th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's. 10th. Carried Judith Thurlo home. 11th. Fixing a covering over looms. 12th. Covering my sheep pen. 13th. Weaving. 14th. Went to mill. 15th. Breaking roads. 16th. Meeting at my house.

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17th, 18th, 19th. Threshing. 20th. Mr. Hooper came here. 21st. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's and heard a lecture from Mr. Hooper. 22d. Cleaning grain. 23d. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's. 24th. Went to a church meeting at Paris. 25th. Went to Paris. 27th. Threshing.

March 1st. Threshing. 2d. Went to meeting at L. Whitman's. 3d. Went to Paris, and attended their town meeting. 4th, 5th. Threshing. 6th. Went to Minot. 7th. Returned home. 8th. Went to conference at Mr. Cole's. 9th. Went to meeting at Mr. Swan's. 10th. Hauling wood. 11th. Went to mill.

(I have neglected writing from the 11th of March to the 8th of May, when I begin to sow my grain.) 9th. Harrowing. 10th. Went to conference at Mr. Bryant's. 11th. Went to meeting at Mr. Whitman's. 12th. Harrowing. 13th. Ditto. 14th. Went to mill. 15th. Harrowing. 16th. Finished harrowing. 17th. Junking. 18th. Elder Hooper preached here. 19th. Set some piles; the fire ran into the woods and got into Merrill Chase's fell trees and grain. 20th. Piling. 21st, 22d, 23d, 24th. Ditto.

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