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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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October, WEDNESDAY, 18 1871.

Was at the same work as yesterday and finished it. Drove Miss {?} and family up to her home this evening. The weather is dry and cool


Was plowing all day with two teams in the fall wheat {?} ground, Pretty warm weather with a high wind to night. Spent evening reading the weekly papers

October, FRIDAY, 20 1871

Finished plowing the fall wheat {?} ground {??} Received a letter from father. {?} Missouri stating that they had arrived safe in two days and nights travel and are rather disappointed in the appearance of the country. Spent the evening at Choir Practice.


Had a call from a {?} living in Ottawa wanting to buy improved stock {?} some things to him {?} made no sales. Received from Mrs A. Wordhall $4.50 for value received by {?}. Had {?} this evening from Miss Campbell and {?} A fine warm day.