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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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July, SUNDAY, 30 1871.

A dull, warm and oppresive day. Drove Jennie, Aunt Mary and Jennie Peacock over to the 3rd line east to Mr. Isaac, Modeland's and was there untill evening. It is not a good way to spend the Sabbath in visiting friends and especially those that are not professary Christians.


Finished cutting the barley. Cradled a swath around the oat field. Drew in the early peas out of the young orchard 12 loads. Drove Viney and Jennie and the babies down to A.F. Campbells this evening sat up late and enjoyed {illegible: aurochs?} with serial chat and {illegible}. Deduced 2 pairs of long boots at Coyne's.

August, TUESDAY, 1 1871.

Was up early, took breakfast at 6 o'clock, reached home at 8 o'clock. Paid for weaving a new rag carpet at Atkinsons" Brampton $2.90. Saw a copy of "London Weekly Advertiser". it is the neatest and cheapest paper published in Ontario ($1.00 a year). Was hauling in barley, brought in 5 loads in good condition.


Took the lambs away from the ewes yesterday and put them on the clover and started fading trim peas. Finished drawing in barley, it is about half a crop. Jennie received another letter from J.C.S. written from London, he is getting homesick, is seeing many wonderful sights. A very hot day, 90*.

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