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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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July, SATURDAY, 22 1871.

Hauled in 5 more loads of wheat today. Had a light shower at noon from N.W. Drove Jennie up to John Snells on Thursday, where she is spending a few days. The weather keeps very cool and dry.


Went to S. School this morning. Supt pres. Lesson Matt XVIII 21 to 35th. Mr. Milland delivered a short address to the scholars about Miss Jessie Thompson's deats "She died husting in Jessie as Saviour". Heard Rev. John Shaw preach at Lion - text - II Timothy 11 - 13th. He preached the same sermon in Brampton tonight.

July, MONDAY, 24 1871.

Was up at sunrise this morning raking wheat stubble with the {illegible: sroath?} rake, drawn by hand sweeping about six feet. Finished drawing in the wheat, 13 loads of sheaves and 1 load of rakings. A very warm day.


Was hauling old nails and building a temporary fence {illegible: raids?} the pea field on the "other place" for a lane to pastime the back field. Mr. Fletcher Dyer from Michigan came here at noon after an absence of 3 years. he looks well his cheerful face reminds us of old times.

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