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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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August, FRIDAY, 11 1871.

M Arck. Bunting was here pulling peas all day. Was drawing in peas, hauled 10 loads, will have over 3 loads to the acre. Sold 3 lambs 1 ewe and {illegible: breks?} to John Snell for $40. Spent the evening at Choir Practice, Brampton. A warm {illegible: clou} day. A.B. finished the peas at noon.

SATURDAY, 12

Finished the pea pulling at noon today. Hauled in 9 loads of peas, had J. Learmeuts houd boy helping us in the morn. When J.C.S. wrote his last letter he was visiting in Devon shrine, his father's native place. The weather continues dry and smoky.

August, SUNDAY, 13 1871.

Drove to Brampton this morning. Heard Rev J. Shaw - text - Malachi III, 9 and 10. The sacrement of the Land's Supper was administered at the close of preaching service. Drove Jennie and family around to visit her own house on the 1st line. Rev J. Brooks baptized William Snell by immersion in creek. Heard of P. Craig preach in Brampton at 6 P.M. text Luke IX 13th verse.

MONDAY, 14

Commenced marking out the summer fallow into ridges 22 ft wide, being 3 cedar poles 11 ft long, neathy smoother and rounded, nearly 2 inches in diameter made from a cider nail. Drew in 5 more loads of peas this afternoon. Received from Mr. Gordan, Agent the book I subscribed for in April, "The History of Prussia and the late war."

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