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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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April, TUESDAY, 13 1871

Was engaged in pairing the sheep's fat and putting on Clerestone and verdigris went over the whole flock nearly very sheep is troubled with the disease more or less. Plowed half an aw of sod this afternoon. Had some showers from the West mixed with snow. Just one year since Uncle William was buried.


Plowed over an acre of clover sod. Received a copy of Chicago Weekly Tribune from Uncle Adam. it contains a qual-deal of matter being very fine print. Spent the evening at choir practice. Had to pick out new cloth for my suit the first piece being all sold. The weather is cool and dry pretty land frosts.

April, SATURDAY, 15 1871

Drove the team to Brampton early this morning and bought home from Haggert Bros a new roller with a cast now spring seat fastened on the back part of the frame it is very convenient price of roller $ 34. Had dealings with J. Learmeut trading even a ewe and twin lambs for 2 of his stove pigs 7 months old.


Went to S. School this morning. Supt pres, - lesson - Matt VI, 1-15. Each teacher received a present of 7 different kinds of flower from Mr. Milland. Rev Mr. Russel took tea here tonight young, Eli Crawford was with him. Heard him preach in Brampton tonight text Job XXIX and 6th verse.

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