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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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June, SATURDAY 15, 1872 Was engaged in cultivating turnip ground. A. J. Campbell went home to day. Sarah & Jennie Viney and I went to J. W. Cole's Photograph Gallery this afternoon and had an ambrotype talker of the group, was not very well done, it being rather too late in the day. The weather is quite cool, with a shower almost everyday. Seven window panes in Zion church were broken tonight by some mischievous {?}

SUNDAY 16 Went to S. School this morning. Supt. Pres. lesson II Kings XX 1 to 10 verse, quite a large attendance. Sarah and Jennie Peacock, Viney and I drove over to J. C. Snell's and took dinner and tea. Heard Rev John Hunt of Aurora preach in Brampton to night text Luke XIX 42 to 44, a very good sermon. Rev J. Shaw was present , has just come home from conference at Montreal.

June, MONDAY 17, 1872 Commenced drilling up the turnip ground, drills rather more than 30 inches a part. Sowed with hand drill immediately after plowing. Sowed Improved Purple Top seeds. Spent the evening at the lodge not a large attendance, had lively discussions on certain points of law, safeguard Chronicle was edited by C. Y. Moore, humorous and interesting. Sowed 6 1/2 lbs of turnip seed on 2 5/8 acres.


Sarah peacock started for Missouri this morning. Finished drilling and sowing turnip seed. Sold to H. C. & Co 46 1/2 bush of wheat (Diehl) @ $1.45 cts per bush. A large fire in Brampton Dr Heggies house and stable and Rev J. Pringle's stable, The Wesleyan Church had a narrow escape, it took fire twice but was saved by the exertions of the fireman. A very warm day.

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