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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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April, SATURDAY 20, 1872

And excellent readings by Prof Lafferty of Guelph and J. Hughes of Toronto. Had a crowded house. Sowed 9 1/2 acres of black oats on "other place" back field and gave it one stroke with harrow. Mrs J. C. Snell and babies spent the day here. Received from Carthage two papers "Carthage Banner" and the "Missing News".


Walked up to S. School this morning Rev Jas Brooks addressed the school on the _ lesson_ II Kings IV 1 to 7. an average attendance. Had a heavy shower this evening, got a good soaking coming from church Brampton, Rev John Shaw preach text_Luke XVIII 13th verse a very pointed and practical addresses They are now holding Special services there.

April, MONDAY 22, 1872

WAS engaged in plowing sod. the hard frost last night makes it harder work both for man and beast. Spent the evening at the lodge, was a member of a trio committee to investigate three cases of brothers charged with violating the pledge had to adjourn for a week for want of evidence to give them a fair trial.


had quite a snow storm today evening the ground once more with a white mantle, but it even disappeared with a heavy fall of rain. Was pruning the young orchard they are very thrifty looking trees. do not require much pruning they have such a dense growth of roots that they can bear a heavy top.

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