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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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May, FRIDAY, 19 1871

Was drilling up the ground for potatoes and hauling manure for filing up the drills. Was fixing the line fence across the creek next to Wiggins' at Robert Lowes's evidence was led by Miss B Lowes on the piano stroke.

SATURDAY, 20

Was planting potatoes finish at noon, planted 5 kinds Early Rose and Gordwich, Gournet Chili Gleason and Early White in all 42 an acre. Spent the afternoon at Benjamin {illegible: Metious?}. Raising of a cow house, had a pleasant time and a good game of ball. Spent the evening reading Nicholas Nickely.

May, SUNDAY, 21 1871

Drove Aunt Mary and Viney up to J.C. Snells this morning. Dawson Modeland drove up there to from Brampton. Took dinner and tea there. Yesterday and today were very warm 87* in the shade. Heard Rev K.L. Russel preach at Brampton tonight - text - Psalma XXII "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem."

MONDAY, 22

Went to Norval and brought home the last of the lumber bill also 4 scauttings 3X4 and 2 do 4X4, which were not included in the bill, it is a very fair quality of lumber all through. Was at Brampton this evening brought box of paper collars, 20 cts, and got my hair fabriced.

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