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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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May, SATURDAY, 27 1871

Mr. William Broddy called and left 2 subpoenad to attend Revision Count before judge Scott, 31st inet. also $1 10 each for expenses. Had the buggy repaired at Edmonton, all the trees silt and a new shift changes - to come in Credit Bill. Christopher Fox is here all night.


Drove up to S. School this morning Supt pres - lesson Matt VII 13 to 24. Mr George Graham preach at Lion this afternoon. Heard Rev W, McFadden preach tonight in Brampton. Text Romans VI - 22. A very warm day 88* in the shade. C. Fox left hen tonight.

May, MONDAY, 29 1871

Was engaged in pulling by heard the cockle and redroot out of the fall wheat. There was not a great deal of it. The wheat looks very well on the average and is just ready to come out in head. Finished plowing and cultivating the turnip ground.


Commenced hauling manure on the fallow drew 13 loads. It is a long distance to haul it to the backside of the farm, so that it will be slow work. Was over at the Guy Bell's this evening. They are getting along merrily. It is melting hot weather the thermometer over 90* deg.

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