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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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April, SUNDAY, 9 1871

Walked up to S. School this morning. The roads are quite dry and dusty. Supt also. Lesson I Kings XIX 1 to 7 verse. Father and mother are up at J.C. Snells. There children are quite bad with scarlet fever. Heard Rev W McFadden preach at Brampton tonight text Matt XXVID, descriptive of our Lord's resurrection.


Finished sowing the plaster on the meadows and pastures. Was plowing until 4 o'clock, where rain set in from the N.E is raining heavily all night it is a very cold rain. Plucked a full blown wild flower in the woods last Saturday, also Killed a mosquito the same evening.

April, TUESDAY, 11 1871

The heavy rains last night and this morning have re-commenced the mud reign. Drove to Brampton the morning and waited with 2 PM, getting my long boots half soled at 6. Coyne's. Bought a cane seated stool for the melodeon. Was reading some interesting letters in the Globe from Rev. W.M. Punshon who is travelling on the Union Pacific "R.R." to California and British Columbia.


Was plowing this forenoon but gave up, Its being too wet. Was repairing fence and choring around generally. Lavina had a small party of low young Ladies schoolmates and treated them with maple taffy.

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