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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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June, THURSDAY, 8 1871

Commenced plowing the summer follows for the first time. It is very hard and dry but does not turn up in large lumps but crumbles down. Went to Brampton with 52 bush wheat sold to K. Chisholm @ $1.23 per bush, bought a Godwich salt $1.10.


Was at the plowing all day. Plowed 1 1/3 acres. Took sister Elice down to Cole's gallery for to get the photograph. Sold 2 pieces of cured bacon for $3.33. Bought 38 lbs of cut nails @3 1/2 cts. paid H. Chisholms Acc $20.00. Spent the evening at Practice, nothing special going on now attendance rather slim.

June, SATURDAY, 10 1871

Mailed a letter yesterday to Uncle Adam Missow. Was working at the building of an addition to the sheep pen. Had two or three heavy thunder showers this afternoon, it was badly needed. Drove Jennie up to Mr. John Snells tonight on a visit.


Went to S. School this morning. Supt pres. lesson Matt XIII 24 to 30 verse. Went to Brampton at 2 P.M. to P.M. Church and heard addresses to S. School scholar from this minister. Mr and Mrs John R. Craig took tea here this evening. he starts for England next Thursday. Heard Rev Mr Wallis preach in Brampton text Psalm XLIII 6.

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