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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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January, Friday, 27 1871.

Drove the team over to Ashgrove this morning for a load of shingles for Ambrose Woodhall brought 12 1/2 squares. Took dinner at Ashgrove hotel it was provided by Mr. W , Mr J, Heath and Wiggins were also at the {bar?} Spent the evening at the W.M choir Preaching. It was quite mild.

Saturday, 28

Was engaged in fawning peas and storing them away in the driving house, put-away about 40 bush. Was threshing peas with the Hail this afternoon. Snowing lightly from the East all day. Spent the evening at home reading the New York Weekly .

January, Sunday, 29 1871

Went to S. School this morning {illegible?}, lesson [Kings XVII] 8 to 16th (illegible, verse?) Elyjah and the widow of Laupath was described on the blackboard. Went to Brampton this evening and heard Rev W-Carson from Streetville preach. Text-Zachariah-III vol-5 verse is a good preacher, imitates Rev Morby Punshon in style and delivery.

Monday, 30

Was engaged this forenoon in putting the remains of the straw stack into the barn, for to keep dry bedding the stock. Was threshing peas this afternoon with the Hail. Had a severe tooth ache this evening. J.C (Illegible, Smill?) called here this evening, they had sold a short-(illegible, farm, term?) at $ (illegible, owes, levo, owed?)

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