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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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October, THURSDAY, 26 1871.

Drew in 6 loads of turnips and stowed them away in the driving house cellar. They are small, but solid and heavy. Had a heavy thunder shower at 4P.M. Which was quite a treat to see after so much dry weather. Sold 2 ewes to J. Lament @ $5.50 each


Was at the same work as yesterday and have in 10 loads of turnips. Revs. Shaw, and Philips of Orangeville took tea here this evening and were the speakers of the Zion Mission {?} meeting to night there were about 30 people present. raised about $27 at the meeting

October, SATURDAY, 28 1871.

Drew in 5 or 6 more loads of turnips, also hauling the tops for the cattle which are very fond of them. Was at Brampton this afternoon and had a chat with A. F. Campbell they have an addition to their family of a young daughter. Received from Leo Co {County} Peel Agri Society $3.00 prizes on Cotswold sheep


Was at S. School this morning Supt. pres and his daughter Mrs Will to introduce some new music for the anniversary. Heard Rev Mr Carson preach at Zion thext Zechariah - III 1 of 5 verses. The Rev gentleman took tea at our place this evening and heard him preach some sermon in Brampton.

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