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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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August, THURSDAY, 31 1871.

Went to E. Buntings by {illegible} this evening for 10 bush of soules wheat for seed. Sowed the 8 acre pea field with 15 bush of evenly mixed soules and dahl wheat. The ground is in good order. Very cool all day, bright moonlight tonight.

September, FRIDAY 1871

Finished the harrowing furwwing, shovelling of the 8 acre field of wheat in the "other place." Spent the evening at choir practice. The scholars of the W.M. S. School, Bramptonwere practicing in the early part of the evening for this anniversary. Bought 50 lbs of Tomithy seed of K.C. & co @ $4.00.

September , SATURDAY, 2 1871.

Was sowing the summer fallow with dichle wheat except 2 bush of soules, which was sowed pure altogether sowed 11 1/2 bush on the larger field. Sowed the Timothy with some while clover mixed on the fallow at the rate of 6 lbs to an acre.


Went to S. School this morning. Rev Jas Brooks present in Supt absence - lesson - Luke X - 38 to 42 heard. Rev W.W. Carson preach at Lion at 2 1/2 PM - text - John XV - 7. A larger audience than usual. Heard same preach in Brampton tonight - text - Matt IV - 3 & 4th. J.C. Snell and family were here for tea.

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