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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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July, MONDAY, 10 1871.

Finished cutting hay this forenoon. Drew in 4 loads of hay, clearing the orchard field. Father went to Brampton this morning and mailed two letters for England, one from Jennie and the other from me to J.C. Snell. The weather dull and cloudy. Have 1 loads of splendid Timothy hay, fine and sweet.


Finished up the hay harvest drew in 3 loads, making a total of 35 loads from 32 acres. Commenced cross plowing this summon fallow. Mr. John Hunter brought a letter up from Brampton from J.C.S. to Jennie, he writes very long and interesting letters, Mr. T.B. {illegible: Guirshaw?} is dying. he has suffered very severely. Died at 10:45 P.M.

July, WEDNESDAY, 12 1871.

Spent the forenoon on a frshing and burying excursion to John Snell's Lake, caught only 8 sun fish, it being so very hot we had to give apt at noon. raspberries are rather scarce. Spent evening in Brampton. bought a new S.S. Music Book "The Organ" 50 ets. Jennie and Viney were down get tiny some fixings for the funeral.


Went to Mr. J.B. Grimshaur's funeral at 1 P.M. buried at the new cemetery Brampton. Rev. W.W. Carson preached a powerful summon from Revelations. Is is a sad lose to his wife and family and she feels very lonely indeed. Was helping Robert Smith to raise a new shed and coustable.

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