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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."


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.


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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