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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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June, TUESDAY 11, 1872

Paid $50 to Haggert Bros on reaper. Paid $50 to K.C. & Co on account. Was rebuilding line fence next to John Woodhall, 9 rails high and locked across the corners. Had a heavy thunder storm yesterdy with some hail and showing most of the day. Sold the wool 211 lbs yesterday to K.C, & Co @ 53 cts per lb.

WEDNESDAY 12 Completed our share of the Woodhall line fence about 3-9 rods, our farm is 124 rods wide across the back end about 6 rods of line fence between us and Henry Carter. The Volunteers of 36th Battalion started to day for Niagra to put in their arrival drill of 16 days, the private received 15 cts per day and rations, the officers getting better pay according to position.

June, THURSDAY 13, 1872 Commenced harrowing and cultivating the turnip ground, was stopped by rain from, West, which lasted until evening. All vegetation is now making rapid strides and their is every prospect of a beautiful harvest. Was engaged early this evening in firing at a mark with bullets out of a shotgun, it carries them trueand very strong.


Father went to Toronto on 9.20 AM train and ought Sarah's ticket for Missouri costing $21.00. Spent evening at Choir Practice a goodly attendence but the leader Mr. Perry, absent. Mr A. J. Campbell came her to night on a visit, it is nearly a year since he was here before at that time his lamented wife was with him. He is a young looking widow.

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