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John Ferguson Diary, 1872

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July, Thursday 25, 1872 Commenced cutting the wheat and barley field on "their place" about 2 acre of barley sowed where the wheat was winter killed the wheat in every this (?) mety, a heavy nob of barley stew but-it handler light. Was home howing the turnips what (?) is I them are growing that.

Friday 26 Finished naping at "their place" and have bound it all except a little (of?) the barley which was very dry and ripe. Had a heavy wind nearly all day hon Jim ONeal toseing the showers about in allshaker. Went to Brampton this moring was at J.E. Ward's shop. Revived a Carthage Patriot from Aunt Jennie.

July, Saturday 27, 1872 Hauled to pull in the pear with two (hayther?) they are thin on the ground partly on account of the (nauages?) (the?) win-worm they are quite ripe enough for hauling. Had a torn drawing in barley leaves. Mrs J. C. Snell (?) house yesterday home a trip out town he thinks highly of the country.

Sunday 28 Spent morning at school, Supt. Pres. Lesson Romane XII 1 to 8. Dr. Moore & (W.N. Aonn?) of Brampton were present as visitors appointed by (?) & school Convention. They have witnessing addresses and spoke in high among (the?) school and Supt. Heard out J. Shaw (?) to wutg TuET P (ink splash) XIII 10th J.C. Snwll & family were here today

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