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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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July, THURSDAY, 6 1871.

Had a South Rain this afternoon and in the evening a heavy thunder shower. The first heavy rain for 2 months. Was farming a wad of wheat for mark. Sold 41 bush at $1.15.


Commenced cutting our last field of hay of 7 1/2 acres {illegible} it more than half. Went to Brampton this afternoon mailed a Weekly Globe to J.C. Snell. Jane and Viney came home from Oakville where they have been all week brought 22 qts of strawberries, it is the staple fruit there.

July, SATURDAY, 8 1871

Drew in 7 loads of hay today of excellent quality nearly all Timothy. Mr. Robt Smith spent last evening here. A meeting of Reform delegates in Brampton decided on K. Chisholm to run against J.H. Cameron.


Went to S. School this morning. Supt pres. Lesson Mark IX 33 49. Heard Rev John Huny preach at Lion at 2 1/2 P.M. text Matt XVI 28. He is nearly 90 years of age. Heard Rev W.W. Carson preach in Brampton text II Kings V 12th. he is stationed on this circuit for a year. A very warm day.

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