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Silas Blakslee journals, 1772-1775

2 volumes

The Silas Blakslee journals contain brief daily entries about his activities from 1772-1775. Blakslee commented on farm work and related manual labor.

The Silas Blakslee journals (76 pages total) contain daily reports of Blakslee's activities from February 25, 1772-December 15, 1772 (24 pages), and from February 1, 1773-January 21, 1775 (52 pages). Each single-line entry begins with a brief note about weather conditions, followed by a short report related to farm work, manual labor, and Blakslee's health. He cut wood, built and mended fences, and worked with crops such as flax, wheat, hay, rye, beans, potatoes, corn, and pumpkins. Blakslee sometimes mentioned attendance at school and doing "notions." The final pages of the second volume include brief records about bushels of wheat Blakslee gave to or received from individuals.