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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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October, SATURDAY, 14 1871.

Went to G.W. Main's Grist Mill with 8 bags of barley, peas and oats for chopping. Bought 12 pint of spirits of turpentine to use some of it for my right - arm which is sprained. Slight westerly showers. Prevailed all day


Went to S. School this morning Supt pres. {Superintendant present} lesson - Luke XVI 35 to 45. Miss K.F. Snell presided at melodeon. Heard Rev John Shaw preach at Zion text. Isaiah XXXIII 21st it was the Missionary Anniversary sermon Mr Thomas Holtby preached in Brampton to night Luke X - 20th verse. A very windy day

October, MONDAY, 16 1871

Was helping Erastus Bunting with team and two hands. There are serious fires in several places in the township in the woods, every thing is so dry that fire spreads rapidly. Spent the evening writing a letter to father and mother in Missouri.


Was ridging the little orchard ground into lands 11 ft wide. Mr & Mrs J.C. Snell called here this morning on their way to Toronto for two days. Went to Choir practice this evening only a slim attendance the leader being absent.

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