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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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August, TUESDAY, 15 1871.

Finished harvest for this year. This morning by bringing in the two last loads of peas, making 26 loads off the 8 acres. Had a heavy thunder shower at 2 PM which was very acceptable. Finished making out the fallow. Jennie received another letter from J.C.S. giving a most interesting account of his travels in Devonshire his fathers native place. There 12 pages of closely written note paper.

WEDNESDAY, 16

Started cross plowing the pea land with two teams. It works well on the knolls but Ac the low places where it was plowed wet in the spring; it is now very hard and bumpy. Miss Sarah Peacock came from Toronto she is sick with a kind of dyspepsia.

August, THURSDAY, 17 1871.

Was at the same work as yesterday and with the same force, considerable trouble with bumble bees having this {illegible} under the old sod. Mailed two letters over to Uncle Adam and to Uncle Thomas, H.-Carthage-. Sister Viney had two front teeth filled with gold by W.K. Graham price. D3.DO.

FRIDAY, 13

At the same work as yesterday. Father went to Brampton and received the news by telegraph of J.C. Snell's & J.R. Craigs arrival yesterday at Duebee by steam ship "Germany. Went to practice this evening. Received my pair of fine boots from J. Coyne - price - $5.25, not jet paid.

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