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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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August, SATURDAY, 19 1871.

Finished the crossplowing at noon today. Was horse hoeing. The turniks this afternoon, they are growing slowly. The weather is dry, and cool at nights. Miss Jennie Peacock is here all night. A telegram from J.C.S. stating that they had reached Cornwall and would be to Brampton on Monday.


Went to S.S. this morning. Supt abs account of the illness of his daughter {illegible: rhotin?} in Toronto) - lesson Luke XIX 25-37. Rev W Shaw preached at Lion at 2 1/2 o'clock. Reached in Brampton this evening - text - I Kings XX - 4st verse. Had a good heavy rain this afternoon.

August, MONDAY, 21 1871.

Was rolling and harrowing the pea ground, the lumps are very hard to crush. J.C. Snell arrived this morning at 2 A.M. very much fatigued but looking well and hearty. The stock arrived safe, except one sheep which died in the Atlantic. He has 15 sheep, 12 Berkshires and one short horn healing bull all of first quality and in good order.


J.C.S was here all last night. He brought some nice presents for his little family. Was to Brampton this morning and brought Aunt Lizzie up on wrist. Was hauling manure in the pea ground.

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