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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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February, SUNDAY, 12 1871.

Drove the sleigh to S. School this morning, Supt present lesson-I Kings XVII 11 to 24 was well described on blackboard Viney and I drove over to Guy Bell's this afternoon. Had a pleasant time chatting about old times. They are comfortably situated. Heard Rev. W.K McFadden preach in Brampton today.


Drove sister Viney to Brampton G. School this morning. Got the Country Gentleman for last week, it is an excellent paper. Was fanning and sifting the Alsike clover seed, have about 1 bush 3 pecks there fell about six inches of snow yesterday.

February, TUESDAY, 14 1871.

Drove to Stewarts sawmill Esquesing {uncertain?} and brought for A. Woodhall 950 ft of green lumber. Sold 1 1/2 bush Alsike @ $6.00 per bush. Went to Mt. Pleasant this morning wuth the B.W. Choir had a pleasant time. Able addresses were given by Revs. Puigh, Fletcher, Brackinridge and J.R. Burnett {jim?} Realized $63. Got home at 11.30 o clock.


Was engaged today in hauling manure from J.W. Mains house stable Brampton, drew 4 large loads, it is splendid manure being rolled, mixed with shavings instead of straw. Spent evening making out lumber bill for board hauling and addition to sheep pen, nearly 4000 feet lumber. Thawing today

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