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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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May, TUESDAY, 23 1871

Was engaged all day in sittin fewer posts for a new board fence. The ground is so dry that it is almost impossible to get the posts solid. Drove to Brampton tonight to the concert practice in the out house. Had a full attendance of all the number. Had a stormy house colt from "Old Far."

WEDNESDAY, 24

Was working all forenoon at the board fence. Went to Brampton this afternoon and saw a lively game of Lacrosse between two Toronto clubs "Ontario" and "Jellago" the former were victors. Sang in the choir at the Grand {Coureut?} as the Court house. very large crowd. Had several solo singers and a

May, THURSDAY, 25 1871

Mr Boreouits Peaniet to King A Port weal. He is a splendid performer. Realizes after paying expenses $75. Was hauling manure m turnip ground 22 loads. J.C Snell left by 9 oclock train via Toronto and Quebec for Great Britain. Brought home a young Berkshire from J. Snells of our litter the was being sold 5 for $10 each. A thunder shower the first rain for 3 weeks.

FRIDAY, 26

Drove the horses and waggon up to J.C. Snells this morning and brought Jan and the two children with a load of necessary articles down town place when she is going to reside until of C.S. return. Was cross plowing the turnip ground and finished up the new load fence beyond the calf pasture.

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