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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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June, SUNDAY, 4 1871

Went to S. School this morning. Sup pres. Lesson II Kings II 1 to 8 verses, an interesting one. Drove to Brampton this evening and heard Rev James Pearen preach text Isaiah IVIII - 13 and 14th verses, a very good sermon on the importance and seriousness of keeping the sabbath day holy.


Yesterday "Lady Harrington" of a bull calf.. Walked to Brampton this morning to the Ajourned Revision Court, but gave up our case with a dozen more, being entered on the Assessment roll to Cate. Here J.H. Cameron was there front Toronto. Commenced the roadwork today put 3 1/2 days having the teams in.

June, TUESDAY, 6 1871

Put in 3 more days work on the road today. It is very hard work the clay is dry and hard. Have 1 1/2 days yet to put in the work is nearly done excepting from to be done on the gravel road/ Commenced raining about dark excepting two very light showers we have had no rain since the 4th May.


Clear and cool this morning not a great deal of rain last night, Went to Norval with 38 bush of Dickl wheat sold at $1.25 per bush paid lumber bill $ 28.68 had $ 19 remaining from the load of wheat. Bought at Cooks Saw mill. Esquesing 6 squares shingle at 50 cts each.

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