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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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March, SATURDAY 23, 1872

A stormy flustering day wind in the west. Was threshing with the flail crown peas they turn out well to the bulk of straw. Took 11 bags of peas and barley down to J. W. Mains for chopping. Received from Uncle Adam an account of their Social at which they realized $140. Spent evening examining a new note book "The Silver Song" and admirable collection of songs


Spent the morning at S.School J. Kleraig addressed the school on the lesson Rev XXII 10 to 17, The attendance was not large. Heard Rev W.W. Carson preach in the {Vestry}, Brampton tonight text, sets, III 19th verse, a very earnest and impressive discourse, there was a short prayer meeting of the sermons.

March MONDAY 25, 1872

Was engaged in splitting and piling hemlock stove wood. Old Mrs. A Campbell left here this morning for a visit on the 3rd line east. Brought home from Brampton the load of chopped grain and 1 bush of diehl wheat cracked. Spent the evening at the lodge very pleasantly, it grows larger and more interesting, an addition of 7 men tonight,


Received last night a letter from Uncle Taylor stating that Aunt Anne is very ill with sore canker mouth. Was kicked on the instep with one of our horses and am {seareely???} able to walk, is swollen a good deal. Father and mother were at James Heggerts sale of funiture only bought a stand @ 30 cts. Had my coarse boots half soled by John {Cayne}

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