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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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November, FRIDAY, 3 1871.

Was clearing the door yard of old nails and sticks and converting them into stove wood. Mr. G Crawford spent the day and evening here. Drove to Brampton expecting to meet the folks from Missouri but they did not arrive. Spent evening at Ebenezer practice.

SATURDAY, 4

Commenced plowing the turnip ground into 33 ft ridges, it is fine and dry. Was at Brampton again this evening. Quite a cold day.

November, SUNDAY, 5 1871.

Went to S. School this morning. Supt. pres lesson II Sam. XV 19 to 30. Supt read an address by Ralph Wells of New York on S. School teachers' duties and importance of prayer and preparing the lesson. Heard Rev W. W. Carson in Brampton to night, text, Heggai II 4 & 5 verses. A very cold night.

MONDAY, 6

The sharp frost of last night nearly stopped the plough, making it work rather flakey. Spent the evening at practice at Ebenezer. Kept a flock of sheep over night belonging to Ohio men numbering 157.

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