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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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October, MONDAY, 2 1871.

First day of the County's Agric. Society's show in Brampton. The ground is greatly enlarged and improved. a fine new horse ring enclosed with a picket fewer. There is a good show especially in grain and vegetables. Had a gentleman visitor from McCillary to see our live stock. A very warm day.

TUESDAY, 3

Showery morning but a fine afternoon. Spent the day at the County Fair. There was a large crowd of people in attendance. The sow of live stock especially hogs was very good. There bring a lively competition in all the classes. We took 2nd prize for ram lamb and 3rd prize for aged ram. The demand for sheep was very limited, only sold one lamb to Mr Coowy @ $10.

October, WEDNESDAY, 4 1871.

Harvested the potato crop today, have about 27 bush of Carnet Chilis' and 8 bush of Gleason's, Early Rose, Early Goodwich and the White Potatoes, 35 bush in all a slim turn out indeed for 1/2 acre are all fine. large sound potatoes so far, good. Was to 2 letters to Missouri one to Carthage and to Streetsville.

THURSDAY, 5

Sold 56 bush of Dichl and {Suler?} wheat @ $128 per bush and {illegible: too faded} $1.60. Mr. Thomas Graham of Brampton was buried today, died of typhoid fever. Spent part of the evening at Willow Lodge. A warm close day, thunder and lightning this evening.

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