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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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April, FRIDAY, 21 1871

Finished sowing oats and harrowing them in. The weather is very dull and cloudy, the ground drys very slowly it being in a very, soft state. Walked to Brampton this evening to the choir practice.

SATURDAY, 22

Was trying to plow sod at the other place but had to give it up on account of the wet. Went to Brampton. received my new suit of dark tweed and light {illegible} pants and vest $ 20 a new rosary hat $ 1.30 and other articles 30 cents per {illegible: poser?} at night 74 inch thick.

April, SUNDAY, 23 1871

Went to S. School this morning. Supt afts - lesson - 1 kings XIX 11 to 13. J.C. Snell and family spent the day here. J.C.S Viney and I, drove down to Harry Jonsse and staid an hour or so. Heard Rev. A Russel preach in Brampton tonight text - I Thessalonians V - Pray without crawing". A cold chilly day.

MONDAY 24

Commenced plowing sod today at the other place it has dried very fast since last Saturday, is now in good order. Was sewed with a notice by the comtable to attend the Count of Revision tomorrow week to answer for the farm. Lease got up for voting. Sold 2 cows.

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