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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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August, THURSDAY, 3 1871.

Started reaping the oats yesterday and commenced binding them today, rather a light crop, pretty short and none too ripe, cut and bound 4 acres. It was a very sultry day, Thermometer 95* in the shade. The harvest apples are ripe, have only a few this year, a {illegible: neat?} many apples, have warms in the eve.


Two of us and the team were at E. Bunting's threshing all day. J. Cation's machine, the fall wheat turned out well and a splendid sample. Spent evening reading news papers. Another hot and dry day.

August SATURDAY, 5 1871.

Finished cutting and binding the oats, and set them up. Uncle Taylor, wife and family came here from Oakville, with a lively team and spring waggon, are going to stay until Monday. they come after Jennie. They have five children 3 girls and 2 boys. Was at John Snell's early this morning.


Drove Uncle Taylors fine team of Indian ponies to S. School this morning, Supt {illegible}. Lesson - Luke - IX 51 to 62. Mr T. Jordan examined the school on the lesson. Went to Mr. B. Watson's creek at 5 P.M. to the baptism by immersion of J. Cation and R. Thompon a large crowd present.

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