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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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August, SUNDAY 18, 1872

Went to S. School this morning Supt abs. lesson Romans XIV 7 to 13. a shower of rain this morning reduced the attendance of scholars. Spent afternoon at Brampton W.M. S School a well conducted school. Took tea at J.W. Mains in his new dwelling house near the G.J. R. depot. Heard Rev J. Shaw preach to night text II Thessal. III. 13th.


Commenced crossplowing the pea field. Separated the ram lambs (11) from the ewes and put them in the orchard field for feed them on cloves and grain. Spent evening at the Lodge, 4 more added to our numbers, two P.M. Ministers and J.D. {Sharick?} two daughters

August, TUESDAY 20, 1872

Was making out the fallow into ridges 22 H - wide, and had the other team cross-plowing. The weather is exceedingly warm and oppressive, with a few sprinkles of rain. Had a visit last Friday evening from W. George Rice of Oshawa.


Commenced ridging up the fallow, the ground is quite damp and turns up quite yellow. Took a small load of peas and oats {?} bush down to Mains Steam Mill for chopping to feed the calves the pasture is getting very short. The Thermometer standing above 90 {degrees} in the shade

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