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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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August, SATURDAY 10, 1872

Hauled 4 loads of loose oats from other place, but did not continue drawing as they are rather green. Drew 8 loads of {?} and manure on summer fallow. Had a splendid bathe in Etobicoke to night, the water was warm owing to intense heat of past three days.


Went to S. School this morning Supt pres. lesson. Rom. XIII 8 to end of chap. J.C. Snell and family spent afternoon here. Heard Rev Mr Scott preach this evening in Brampton W.M. Church text. Daniel VI 10th Misses Elsie and Emma Armstrong came from New York last night on a visit. A very warm day.

August, MONDAY 12, 1872

Sent to J. Woodhalls a man and team to help thresh barley and wheat. Commenced {?} plowing the oat stubble on the fallout, it is very dry and pretty hard. Spent evening at the Lodge rather a slim attendance because of election excitement. Smith had an enthusiastic meeting in Brampton to night.


The polling {?} the two candidates for House of Commons to us {sent?} this County, took place to day, {?} in favor of Smith with a majority of 10 votes. An immense crowd of people in Brampton tonight {???} for Smith's victory and music by the band, got home at midnight.

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