April 14th - Sailed for Quebec on board the ship Leander. Had a fine passage of 5 weeks and 2 days and went forward to Montreal. [They arrived at Port Hope on 02 June.]
Sept. 23rd - We finished getting in our wheat and James began to fence.
Oct. 11th - Our George died aged seven years and two months. [This was a brother who died of scarlet fever.]
Oct. 14th - John Wilson died aged 19 years and three months. [Another brother]
Oct. 29th - The Indian summer began.
Nov. 13th - The English Church, Perrytown, opened for the first time.
Nov. 22nd - John Haigh shot an Owl.
Nov. 30th - There fell a snow which took the cattle up to the belly, and made good sleighing.
Dec. 13th - We slaughtered our pig. Cut her up the next day, being my grandfather's birthday.
Dec. 17th - This morning was the first time I could move my neck which way I chose for the last two months and 20 days, and in another week was quite well.
Dec. 23rd - A very cold day which froze some of our hens stiff as a poker, and one had some of its claws froze, which broke off.
Dec. 24th - Cut down the first pine tree and made preparations for squaring it towards the building of the saw mill.
Dec. 25th - Xmas day. One hen froze dead.
Dec. 26th - Our brick chimney fell down, but no one was hurt.