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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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May, SUNDAY, 7 1871

Want to S. School this morning. Supt, aba on lesson - 1 Kings XXII - 1 to 37. Took dinner at J.C. Snells and spent part of the afternoon there. Heard Rev A. Russel preach in Brampton tonight - text - Mark VI 14th verse. Had shower of hail today.

MONDAY, 8

E. Bunting was helping me to plow sod with his team and plow all day. Turned over rather more than 2 acres. The ground is very soft. A cold north wind all day, froze ice on the water trough last night.

May, TUESDAY, 9 1871

Was at the same work as yesterday plowed 1 1/4 acres. Erastus Bunting is plowing for J. Learmaeut today, being through seeding, he is helping his neighbours. Robert was digging post holes for brand lanes from the wad down behind the barn. Spent the evening reading April Ladies Repository.

WEDNESDAY, 10

Finished plowing the sod for the peas. Sowed 8 acres of peas with 18 bush of our old seed and 2 bush of crown peas. {illegible because of ink stain} it 2 strokes with the {illegible because of ink stain}. Spent the evening choir practice in Brampton. Practicing Hallelujah choruses with the help of part of P.M choir.

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