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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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September, SATURDAY, 16 1871.

Sold a load of wheat 41 bush to K. Chisholm & Co @ $1.26 per bush. Received cash $59.60. Rev J. Jeffers died at the camp meeting at Norval on Thursday of appoplexy.


Drove a span of horses and buggy continuing five of us to Norval to the camp meeting. Heard 3 good practical sermons from Rev's Jone, Carson, and Shaw. There was a large crowd of people present. It is a nice close pine woods making it comfortable today as there was a cold north wind.

September, MONDAY, 18 1871.

Drew 12 bush of Dichl wheat of last year's growth to Brampton sold to K. Chisholm & Co @ $1.25 also 15 bush of spring wheat inferior quality @ $1.13 per bush received cash for the whole $108.10 total amount recevied for all old wheat on hand $167.80. Had a very severe white frost last night very cool all day.


Went to the camp meeting again to bring our folks home. The meeting broke up about 2 o'clock all the people dispersing to their homes. The whole morning's exercises were a public love feast and prayer meeting which were very interesting and profitable. There was a large number of converts.

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