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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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July, MONDAY 29, 1872

Was cutting peas with two scythes, had a team drawing in barley, cleaned one field. J. W. {?} borrowed on {Salinda?} last about 6 bags of Diehl wheat to supply some of the customers with flour. Spent evening at Temple the Election of Offices for next quarter took place several of the old offices retained their places I was selected to same office. W.M.


Was cutting peas {?} noon This afternoon was hauling in fall wheat from across Etobicoke with {two?} teams, brought over 8 loads. Finished hauling the last of the barley from "their place" had 15 large loads off two acres. J.C. Snell brought 7 bush of peas here for to feed to one of the large sows for showing next fall.

July, WEDNESDAY 31, 1872

Was at the same work as yesterday, bringing all of the wheat from across the creek except 8 {?} loads. Miss K. F. Snell spent afternoon here, drove buggy up to Bible Class this evening, had a short meeting not many present.

August, THURSDAY 1, 1872

Was at the pea-pulling again this forenoon. Hauled wheat with two teams from "their place" a shower at tea time stopped the work. Started to drive up to J.C. Snell's this evening, but the horse getting frightened she kicked the dash board all to pieces making a general smash up on the 1st line East.

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