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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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July, FRIDAY, 14 1871.

Finished cross plowing the largest field of fallow. The weather drawing the past week has been very warm and dry. The wheat harvest started yesterday. Spent the evening at Mrs. King's serial, Mains sheet Brampton, a very pleasant night and brass band in attendance, not a great many present, realized $23.

SATURDAY, 15

Was helping J. Learmeut cut wheat this afternoon he has a new self raker. There has been an unusual number of deaths and accidents this summer. A sons of Mr. Lowe's got both arms cut off with a mower. Mr. John Hindle was nearly killed by a bull.

July, SUNDAY, 16 1871.

Miss Jessie Thompson died this morning at 3 o'clock after 10 days illness of liver complaint. Was at S. School this morning Supt abs. Lesson - pt Sam XVI 48 to 52. Spent afternoon at Mr. John Snells in serial chat with the Misses Snell. Heard Rev W.W. Carson preached tonight text - John III - 16th verse, he is an earnest, eloquent preacher.

MONDAY, 17

Finished one of J. Learmeut's wheat fields and commenced our {illegible} acre field. There are only four of us to bind after the reaper making is pretty hard work to keep up to it. The {illegible: sheaver?} are tolerably well delivered, but the shaw is stiff and hard, sore work for the hands.

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