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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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May, FRIDAY 10, 1872

Drew out 14 more loads of manure on the fallow. It is very early in the season to be working at the fallow,a great many are busy sowing yet. Miss Susie Campbell spent evening here in friendly chat and pleasant conversation.


Was plowing with the team in the fallow. Father & mother went to Brampton to J.B. Mgurn's Sale by Auction of Household furniture most of the articles sold at full value, bought a small Sett Thomas' Alarm clock @ $2.00 and a new iron tea kettle @ $1.25

May, SUNDAY 12, 1872

Dawson Mudeland came up this morning and accompanied us to S. School, Keraig who is now Supt. was present _lesson_II Kings, V, 1 to 7, Took dinner and spent the afternoon at J.C. Snell's. Rev Mr Gotte preached at Zion this afternoon and took tea here this morning. heard him preach at Brampton tonight _text_Amos , IV 12th verse. The protracted meetings were closed tonight.


Was shearing sheep all day and completed the job, 27 in number reckon there will be about 200 lbs. the sheep look well after shearing are in good order. Spent the evening at the "safeguard Lodge" and accomplished my official duties for the first time with considerable nervousness, five more were added to our number.

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