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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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September, SATURDAY 7, 1872

Spent part of last evening at Choir Practice and remainder at W. Campbell's NO. 10, in their new house in company with two or three young folks. Was hauling gravel from the creek and filling up some holes in the barnyard. The thermometer stood at 90 {degrees} in the shade.


Went to S. School this morning Supt. abs. A. Woodhall addressed the School lesson I Cor. III 6 to 13 verses. Spent afternoon and took tea at J.C. Snell's. Drove to Brampton this evening and heard Rev J. Scott preach text Jeremiah - "Is there no balm in Gilead" "Is there no physician there". A very good sermon

September, MONDAY 9, 1872

Was threshing peas with the flails this forenoon, they are a very fair sample but will not yield well according to {straus?} Was taking the stones out of the sheep-pen well intend digging it some deeper. Spent evening at the Lodge, the Safeguard Chronicle by A. Morton Got at Institute Library "Our Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens.


Spent most of the day down in the well, took out a foot of dirt, it is very hard, can hardly get it pryed up with a pick "red rock". Spent evening at home peeling apples for drying. Had nice rains both yesterday and today, the wheat is coming up but not very evenly.

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