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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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August, MONDAY, 7 1871.

Was cutting peas all day. They are a very good crop considering the dryness of the season, but have not ripened evenly, so that the highest ground has to be cut first. Uncl Taylor started for home at 4 P.M. It was so smoky that one could not see plainly across the fields.

TUESDAY, 8

Was at the same work as yesterday, about half the field pulled tonight. Drove Jennie and Viney, down to Brampton tonight to see Howe's English Circus and Menagerie, there was a great crowded present, but it was not as good as the advertisement and the people were disappointed.

August, WEDNESDAY, 9 1871.

Had to draw water from the Etobicoke for washing purpose {illegible: the cister?} being dry, loads, a splendid quality of straw. Very smoky weather so much so that it affects one's eyes. Aunt Mrs. Traceman is here all night. Another letter from J.C.S.

THURSDAY, 10

Sent the team and one hand to A. Woodhall's threshing. Was pulling peas all day. Mrs. John Snell spent the afternoon here. They have received another letter from J.C.S. He sailed from Liverpool on 4th August on the "Germany".

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