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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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August, MONDAY 26, 1872

Was ridging all day, but it was tough work, the extreme heat and the flies are very bad on the horses, plowed 1/2 acres Spent evening at the lodge a young man from "Rescue" Temple (Toronto) visited us and gave a short address J.J. Bunting edited the "Chronicle" very ably and humorously.


Had a nice shower of rain last night. Bought {?} John {Coyne?} a pair of long books "{??}" for every day wear Price $4.50. Was at barn work to day as yesterday plowed nearly two acre.

August, WEDNESDAY 28, 1872

Still at the plowing. Spent evening at {?} Bible Class, a larger attendance than usual, had a chat about holding the R.R. Anniversary, decided to have it about the middle of October, a committee to select music, Misses Maggie R. Watson E. Rossiter, H.F. Snell and H. Snell {?} were appointed.


Completed the ridging today at noon. Was grubbing out large stores on the pea field. Went to Brampton this evening and made with J.M. {?} over to Clairville to meet Pierre {?} made some further arrangements very cold driving home at 1 oclock A.M.. Had a nice shower this afternoon.

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