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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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August, SUNDAY, 27 1871.

Rain continued all night last. Went to S. School this morning. Supt pres. - lesson 1 Samuel XXIV 16 to 22. J.C. Snell and J.R. Craig were there, for the first time since their arrival home. Took dinner at J.C.S. and spent the afternoon there. Was engaged this evening in filling up the S. School class books for next two months.

MONDAY, 28

Was using the plow and road seraper in making the old ditch across the pea land wider and deeper. Marked it out into ridges 22 ft wide. An extensive fire in Barn ptorn last night on North side of {illegible} St. {illegible} several sheds and stores.

AUGUST, TUESDAY, 29 1871.

Was ridging with two teams. Had a shower last night and some more rain to day putting the ground a good state of cultivation and freshing the grass. Spent the evening reading this His of Prussia.

WEDNESDAY, 30

Was at the same work as yesterday and nearly finished the field. Had a {illegible: shashurds?} this evening and a fine double rainbow. Spent the evening reading the same as last night.

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