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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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September, SUNDAY, 24 1871.

Spent the forenoon at S. School. Supt pres. lesson - II Samuel VI 1 to 17th. A very interesting subject. Received from Mr. Millon the circular of 8th Prov. Convention of S. School Workers to be held in London 10th 11th 12th of October. Heard Rev John Shaw preach at 6 P.M. test - Deuteronomy XXIX - 9th verse.


Finished our threshing of gram for this year in less than 1 1/2 dys. The grain has yielded a pretty fair return of heavy plump bright grain, paid the threshers $8.50.

September, TUESDAY, 26 1871.

Was wurrowing a land of barley for market. Drove up to Mr. John Snell's this afternoon and bought home the $75 ram. Miss Kyier Snell came down here this evening for to go to Mrs. W. Elliotts social which was quite a success, realized $25. Had a large quantity of rain last night.


Commenced the Jell plowing in the oat stubble ground intended for turnips and barley next year. It works up fine and damp. Westerly showers prevailed throughout the day. cold dismal weather for the season.

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