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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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Was sowing peas on the plowed sod, sowed 8 bush crown peas pure 11 bush of mixed crown and golden vines, they harrow in beautifully the ground being very mellow. The last Lamb of the season arrived this morning. have now 27 allotted of hearty strong lambs. quite cool tonight.


Had a very cold rainstorm this forenoon. Mr G. Hamilton from Tullamore brought the remaining 16 apple trees & each of Northern Spy and Rhode Island Evening. {Card?} him the balance of money for them $3.00. Finished plowing sod and sowing peas {illegible} Went to Brampton tonight and recei-ved a letter from Aunt Jennie, Carthage.

May, SATURDAY 4 , 1872

Visited J.E. Wood's Barber Shop last evening and my locks sheared. Finished harrowing and running the furrows on the pea field also put on some No 12 Galvanized wire on the fence stakes on south side of Etobicoke lane. the weather is cool for this season quite severe frost at night.


Heard Rev Joel Briggs of Georgetown preach this morning at Brampton Heartley meeting text_Matt.V. 16th verse, there was a large turnout from all parts of the circuit and we had an excellent meeting. Took dinner at Mrs {Tremenie's} with Sawson Modelard . Heard Rev John Shaw preach tonight text Rev. XX, 12th. the prayer meeting was largely attended and many earnest seekers.

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