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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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August WEDNESDAY, 23 1871.

Finished drawing manure on the pea land. Commenced ridging up the summer fallow it is in fine order. Father, mother and sister Rilly started for Scarbro with the buggy to visit Uncle George Burk and family. J.C. Snell moved away his things and they are starting house repping again.


Was at the same work as yesterday but have only one team at work. Sent {illegible} man to John Woodhalls threshing Mr G. Crawford spent the day here, he is good company having travelled a great deal, is well informed. Very warm yesterday and today.

August, FRIDAY, 25 1871.

Continued the ridging until tea time, then went to Brampton to the practice. Visited J.E. Woods Barber shop and had my hair docked off once more. Bought a pan of coarse boots price $4.50. Our folks came home from Seartoro and left the folks down there in good health and spirits.


Was up at Mr. John Snell's farm house this forenoon inspreting the late importation and valuable addition to this flocks and herds. Had a nice rain from the East this afternoon. Miss James Dixon came here from Amarauth yesterday, she is stating out in the world to make her own living at 15.

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