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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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September, FRIDAY, 8 1871.

Took a grist of 14 1/2 bush wheat and 6 bags of peas and chess, to G.W. Maine's Grist Mill. Was engaged in burning up and clearing the flates of old logs and rubbish. bought a new east arm and boxing for the waggon axle the old one being broken night around, price $1.25.


Was making and hanging a thrible door on the back side of the new sheep pen. Was drawing the second crop of clover in to barn, had only one large load. The weather is warm and dry. A great cloud of smoke came from the N.W. at 5 oclock this evening making quite dark and sever on the eyes.

September, SUNDAY, 10 1871.

Went to S. School this morning. Supt pres, lesson - 1Sam XXX 1st to end of chap. We sang some pieces out of the S. School organ. Took tea this evening at Mrs. Trucman's, Dawson Modeland is going to live in New York in the conise of a month. Heard Rev W.W. Carson preach at 6 PM text - Luke XVII, 41 & 42. He is a eloquent preacher.


Was hauling manure on the oat stutle for turnip crop next year drew 78 loads. It was a very warm day. The Union Camp Meeting commences at {illegible: Naval?}, Brampton Georgetown and Steebville Circuits.

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