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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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September, MONDAY, 4 1871.

Was riding up the smaller fallow of 3 acres with two teams did not quite finish it. Went to Brampton this evening and recieved a letter from Uncle J.G. Harrington, they are well and in recipt of our letter of August. Bought a pocket pen holder and {illegible: anti?} convire pence.


Finished up the fall seeding by sowing the 3 acre field, seeded it also with Timothy. There is a great deal of dry grassy sods through the field giving it a {illegible: aspet?}. Yesterday and today have been very warm at 85* in the shade.

September, WEDNESDAY, 6 1871.

Was cutting the 9 acres field of second crop of clover next to Mr. Wiggins farm with the mower and platform raking it off in by land in bunches at regualr internals, it is only a light crop, but is filled with good seed. Spent the evening and staid all night at J.C. Snells.


Took away from their lanes the only 6 ewe lambs of this year and put them in a field by themselves and will feed them grain. Was jamming wheat and puparing against and some chopping. Very cool tonight. {illegible: page is ripped} from J.C.S. yesterday $16 for my services in enrolling the Militia last winter.

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