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John Ferguson Diary, 1872

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August, FRIDAY 2, 1872

Drove team and waggon over to 1st line after the buggy and brought it home. Finished setting the 9 acres of peas. Had quite a heavy thunder shower which put a sudden stop to the harvesting. Was mowing the thistle that are scattered over the pasturelands to prevent them going to seed.

SATURDAY 3

Commenced reaping the oats but had to give it up as they are yet too green, the grain is pretty ripe but the straw full sap and vigorous. Had an unusually fine exhibition of "Aurora Borealis" this evening covering almost the entire face of the sky, parts of it a rich pink color giving it a very pretty aspect.

August, SUNDAY 4, 1872

Went to S. School this morning Supt abs. Mr A Woodhall addressed the school, lesson Rom XII 9 to 21. I took Secretary's place and called the school roll, 55 present. The Quarterly Meeting was held at Harrison's this morning. J.C. Snell went to it. Heard Rev Mr Scott preach in Brampton to night, text Isaiah {L?} VII, 15th verse. Eternity - the only time that word occurs in the whole Bible.

MONDAY 5

Finished hauling in the fall wheat, had 22 loads off 16 acres Spent afternoon at Brampton at the nomination of Candidates for House of Commons at the Election which takes place next week. Hon J.K. Cameron H.R. Smith were the Nominees the business passed off quietly. Spent evening at the Lodge, the Offices were installed

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