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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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May, THURSDAY,11 1871

Was rolling the barley field it has got very hard and solid with last week's heavy rains. The weather is fine and dry all week getting a little warmer every day. Mr Frank Holfe died very suddenly in {illegible: chringo?} this morning of appoplexy.


Finished harrowing and rolling the pea field 8 {illegible} "other place" it looks well after being finished. Was engaged this afternoon in washing our sheep 37 or {illegible} in the 6 to berk. The water was {illegible because of ink stain}. The weather clear and warmer. Spent the evening at Practice.

May, SATURDAY, 13 1871

Drove to Norval Mills this morning with 10 bush of wheat for a grist sold 50 lbs & Archs Brunting @ $1.62 1/2. A new telegraph 60 (Dominion) are putting up this line of posts from Brampton to Georgetown via {illegible: N10?} sideroad. J.C. Snell and family were here for dinner today. Tomorrow their 3rd wedding anniversary.


Went to the fourth Quarterly meeting for the year in Brampton. Rev Dr Wood of Toronto preached text - I John III - 8th verse, a very instructive discourse. Took dinner at Mrs {illegible}. Heard Rev. Mr. Healey preach tonight - text - I Corinthians - XIII - 13th verse. A fine day but very cool.

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