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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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April, TUESDAY, 25 1871

Was at the same work as yesterday. Sowed an acre of early peas yesterday (the little orchard). The second team was rolling the rate field 1 acres, Planted 3 or 4 apple trees and a rose bush from Leslie Nursery. Toronto also some cherry trees a present from J Learmeut. Spent evening at J.C. Snell's in reading and chat.

WEDNESDAY 26

Was plowing half the forenoon. Then went to Brampton to the Spring show of the C.P.A Society. There was quite a crowd of people, it being a very fine day. a large show of good bulls, {illegiable: Took?} Clifton {from?} got no prize. He weighed 1970 lbs, there was also a good show of Stallions. Paid {illegible: Haggerts?} note of $16. Receive from father a deed for the 25 acres.

April, THURSDAY, 27 1871

Rained quite heavily nearly all day from East giving the ground a regular soaking, Was carrying potatoes over from the house cellar to the driving house, have 16 bags "{illegible: Gornet Chili?}" and 5 bags "Early Whites" a few which are rotten. Paid A. M Gaul Caledon for 25 stakes we drew lait winter $4.25.

FRIDAY, 28

Father sold in Brampton 2 bags "Early Whites" and bought 1 bag "{illegible}" @ 90 cts per bag also bought pick "Early Rose" @ 50 cts per bag. Was picking down old fences to be put in an improved state. Spent evening at choir Practice. The weather is cold and windy.

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