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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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October, SATURDAY 5, 1872

Another son for Mrs J.C. Snell Spent the day at Brampton Fair, the day was warm and dry and the crowds of folks assembled immense, the show in live stock was not quite up to some former years for quantity but quality was very good, the Show of Implements and Carriages was large and good.


Spent forenoon at Ebenezer {Union?} S. School, Supt abs. Mr A Woodhall addressing the scholars on the lesson Psalm C XXXVII, subject the captivity of the Jews in Babylon. Spent afternoon at home writing and making up S. School Roll and {?}. Very heavy thunder storm this evening.

October, MONDAY 7, 1872

A heavy rain last night and this morning. Was engaged in {?} barley, it came dirty from the {?} so that a great deal blows out of it now. Sold to K.C. & Co 51 bush barley @ 58 cts per bush, which is 2 cts below market price because of the lightness of it. Plucked the apple crop this week have about 20 bushels.


Started this morning just before daybreak 4:30 o'clock for Port {?} with 61 bush barley got 66 cts per bush {?} the market has fallen a little several of the {?} had loads down. Sold a ram lamb to Mr Robert Carter @ $10.00 and one to James Brown @ $8.00.

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