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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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June, MONDAY, 12 1871

Was plowing fallow all day with our team. Mr and Mrs H.J. Modeland, Aunt Betsy and Mrs J. Raine were here this afternoon on a visit, also Old Mr Jones and Mr Mrs Jack Jones, a good many for one day's visiting. spent evening reading "David Copper Field by "Dickens."

TUESDAY, 13

The team and one hand working on the roads this forenoon, which finishes out {illegible: statale?} (8 days) for this year. Father and mother went to Brampton to hear Rev. S, Antliff from England preach, here a P. Methodist and a wiseful and able preached very cold weather for the season.

June, WEDNESDAY, 14 1871

Was lowing in the 3 acre field next the woods across the Etobicoke. it is a stuff sod with a good deal of grass which is hard to cover. Was moving the cedar fence behind the barn, dividing the 15 acre field into 2 equal parts. Spent evening reading David Field.

THURSDAY, 15

Was at the same reception as yesterday, The weather keeps very cool slight frosts at night, Wild and tame strawberries are ripe. A reform meeting in Brampton raised $170 for expenses other party, gave $3 {illegible} it. Mrs John Snell is here all night.

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