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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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July, WEDNESDAY, 26 1871.

Was hoeing turnips this forenoon, they are a nice average crop. Commenced cutting barley this afternoon. Spent the evening very pleasantly at Mr. John Snell's, Mr. J.T. Dyer was there. with singing and lively conversation, it brought to remembrance old times and asseverations.


Had a fine shower last night {illegible} somewhat the face and {illegible: cepeet?} of nature. Mr. and Mrs. A.T. Campbell came here this evening to spend a day on two, it is nearly a year since they were here before, so that they are very welcome visitors. Mr. Dyer left here this morning for home affairs.

July, FRIDAY, 28 1871.

Still engaged at thinning out and hoeing turnips, not doing any harvesting on account of dull weather. Jennie got another letter from J.C. Snell he was to sail yesterday from England. Alick and I drove up to Mr. Craigs tonight for Jennie where she has been staying a while.


Spent the day reaping and cocking up barley. Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Campbell started for home which is Mt. Charles Toronto township. The weather is dull and cloudy, looking very much like rain but it does not come. an interesting tale in "Peel Banner" for last two months called "The Brave boys {illegible: Ruil?}"

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