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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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September, THURSDAY, 28 1871.

Was plowing all day with two teams. A large quantity of grain going to market. K. Chisholm & Co bought 7000 bushels of wheat and barley today @ $1.20 and 54 cts per bush. John Snell & {save?} were very {successful} at Kingston this week taking over $800 in prizes.


Was engaged in washing the ram lambs and fixing them up for the County Show. {illegible} 6 yr old Cotswold rain "Billy" died today from some disease is i the head. Spent the evening at Choir. Practice singing from the S. School. Organ. A splendid moonlight night.

September, SATURDAY, 30 1871.

Finished plowing the out stubble and shovelled the cross drains through it. Sold a ram lamb & Mr Henderson of 2nd line west Chinguacowey. The weather during the pleasant month has been immensely cold for the season and severe frosts. Th woods presents a very gay appearance of variety of colors.

October, SUNDAY, 1 1871.

Spent the forenoon at S. School. Supt pres. lesson - Luke XXI 13 to 22. J.C. Snell arrived here this morning at 2 A.M. from Kingston in good health and spirits starts tomorrow for Hamilton. Heard Rev W.W. Carson preach at Zion - text - Dent. XXX - 24th Heard the same at Brampton - text - Issiah III 14th and 15th.

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