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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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September, TUESDAY, 12 1871.

Was threshing peas with 2 {illegible: span? spar?} of horses treading the peas out on the barn door. It is a great deal speedrin way than threshing with the hail, and not half as hard work. Spent evening reading Hist of Frances-Prussian War.


Was wurrowing the peas we threshed yesterday, 38 bush, weighing 65 lbs per bush. Father and mother started for the camp muting at Norval, but the horse kicked and broke the shalts and dash load of the buggy. They came home and took the waggon, the accident happened 2 miles from home.

September, THURSDAY, 14 1871.

Was engaged yesterday afternoon and today in helping Mr. J. Heath to thresh. Our folks were at camp meeting all day came home this evening. It is held in Mr Fostered Pine woods, south of Norval. Had a sharp frost last night and was very cool today.


Rain from the East for 12 hours, it was very much needed for the success of the fall wheat and pasturage. Drove to Brampton this afternoon and settled, J. Coyne's shoe bill $11.00. Received a letter from Uncle Adam. {illegible: Wurrowed?} 22 bush of peas making 60 bush threshed.

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