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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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November, TUESDAY, 7 1871.

Sold the pair of ewe lambs and 3 ram lambs to the Ohio men @ $10 each and $16 for {?} 3 making $36, also $1.00 for 2 bush rats. Spent the forenoon in decorating Zion Church with everyone for the party. This evening, had a {?} crowd at the tea meeting and enjoyed the evening as well


{Adoltuss?} were delivered to Revs Carson, Thompson and Brooke. Realized {faded text, $43.97?}. Spent the forenoon in cleaning but the churches and putting things in order with the assistance of some other gents. Misses R.J. Nichols R. Bunting and Miss G. Westervelt spent the evening here in chat and fun

November, THURSDAY, 9 1871.

Father and mother came home this morning at 6'oclock from Missouri, tired and {?} having travelled 2 days and 3 nights, have seen a great many wonderful sights, and think it a very fine country brought home some presents and curiosities sweet potatoes and several kinds of nuts


A drizzling rain and sleet from the East cold and wintry. Sold yesterday 3 ewes 5 yr old to William Keynworth @ $5.33 1/3 each and took his note for amount due in eleven months. Was engaged today in making a gate for barn yard.

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