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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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May, WEDNESDAY, 31 1871

Went to Brampton this morning to the Court of Revision it being an appeal from {Cowet of Rebis?} at Edmonton. There are over seventy to be. Tried nearly all Performances only 7 cases tried today all successful but one. There were two lawyers from Toronto and with Mr. Flenning took charge of affairs.

June, THURSDAY, 1 1871

Was hauling manure can at fallow with 2 waggons and one team drew 18 wads. There were 12 cases third in Brampton today the reform. {illegible} about half. Sold a fat ewe to Crawforth for $40. Took a 2 Jeardd colt into pasture for summer belonging to J,W. Main.

June, FRIDAY 2 1871

Received the sad intelligence yesterday through the "Banner" of Willy Mason's death in Mission on the 24th of May aged 19 yrs died of consumption. Was at the same work as yesterday hauling 20 loads. Spent the evening at Mrs Davids Smith's social for the Vestry fund. Realized $25. The brass band was present.

SATURDAY, 3

Finished drawing manure on the fallow having part 75 wads on 6 1/2 acres. They were very large loads 12 ft long. The weather has been exceedingly warm all this week averaging 90*. Drove sister Jennie up to her house for minutes pleasantly at Wilton Lodge.

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