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John Ferguson Diary, 1872

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August, WEDNESDAY 14, 1872

Took the buggy down to Brampton to Anthony Bros. to the be transformed into a light waggon. Was crossplowing with both teams. Had a pretty heavy thunder shower this evening. The weather was warm and cloudy.

THURSDAY 15

Was hauling manure all day from sheep pen to other place 12 loads of first class manure. J. Whites time was up tonight, paid him $28.00 according to agreement. Had a visit from Mrs J.W. Main and Miss Elsie Armstrong of New York.

August, FRIDAY 16 1872

Was hauling in loose oats and some sheaves. Spent evening at Choir Practice a good attendance, practised a funeral anthem from the "Harmonic {Sacra?}" "I heard a voice from Heaven say {?} unto me write". A lovely moonlight night and some cooler.

SATURDAY 17

Shoveled "harvest home" this afternoon finished hauling the oats {12?} loads, the straw somewhat discolored by the late rain. The wife of Rev W. McFadden was buried to day, she died on Thursday, Aged 60 yrs. Rev John Shaw preached a sermon Father had J. {Tearments?} buggy to go to Brampton and horse ran away and broke the {buffers?}

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