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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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June, WEDNESDAY, 28 1871

Was drawing in hay all day hauled 8 loads, shipping the 9 acre clover field except one small load it is slow work pitching it being as short but of a very good quality. Mrs W. Joness and brother Mr Ross called here this evening. Jane got a long interesting letter from J.C.S.

THURSDAY, 29

Has safely landed in Old England and is enjoying herself thoroughly. Mowed 6 {illegible} clover and Timothy in the old orchard field. The half yearly examination of Brampton High Dehove Took place today seven of the neighbours and {illegible: Brampton} started for England today.

June, FRIDAY, 30 1871

Was plasting the cellar floor under the house with water lime. Raked and cocked up 6 acres of hay this afternoon. The weather is cool and dry. The bailey is fully shot out and rats just coming. Aunt Mary and Viney went to Toronto on the {illegible: case?}.

July, SATURDAY, 1 1871

A warm clear day. Went to Toronto on the 9 o'clock train this morning with 2 on 3 companions. visited the Osgoode Hall and other public buildings. Witnessed a lacrosse game between Montreal Indians and Toronto Club the latter were victors. Had a mile race one of the Indians was the fastest.

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