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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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June, SATURDAY, 24 1871

Rain from the East commenced in the night continued till noon. Rev Jas Pearsen was here all last night, went to Brampton this morning. Was hauling sand and gravel from the creek for 25 put a cement floor in the cellars. Drove Jane and Lu two children up to John Snells this evening for an hour or so.


Went to S. School this morning. Supt pus. Lesson Mark VIII 31 25 58. Rev AJ Russel preached this farewell sermon in Brampton this morning. Rev W. McFadden preach his last sermon this evening - text - IV Timothy IV 7th and 8th verse, a large audience. Spent the afternoon and took tea. Viney and I at Guy Bell's.

June, MONDAY, 26 1871

Finished cutting with the mower 9 acres of clover. Raked and cocked up 1/3 of it this afternoon. Went to Benefit Concert this evening for Sandy Taylor ablind {illegible: mause?} in the Court House. The songs were {illegible: princepally Sestohe?} song by Jeanie Watson and Miss Maggie Barr, the former having a very powerful.


Got home the first grist to the new steam mill Brampton it runs well and does good work. Deposited in the {illegible: Muchautt?} Bank $125.00 which will draw interest @ 4 per cent after 3 months. Brought 3 barels of water lime @ $2.00 each. Was putting it in the cellar floor as a cement.

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