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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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October, THURSDAY 17, 1872

Started the harvesting of late potatoes this morning but was stopped by a heavy East rain which lasted the entire day. Prepared a grist of wheat and some grain for chopping. Subscribed on Monday last for the "Casket" a weekly Temperance Paper publi. at {Napance?} @ $1.00 per year.


Was picking stones off the fall wheat stubble, there is a good catch of Timothy and clover on it "across the creek". Spent afternoon helping J. Simpson put up a temporary horse stable. Spent evening at Ebenezer practice a large attendance and better music than ever.

October, SATURDAY 19, 1872

Was helping J. SImpson again this forenoon. Was harvesting the potato crop, have about 30 bush of "Gleasons", they are a fine potato and yield well. Mr Carson called here to day and paid his note of $125.00, made him a present of a ram lamb. Spent evening in Brampton bought 2 copies of "Pure Hold" for our S. School.


Spent the forenoon at S. School Supt pres. and gave a short description of St Louis S. Schools. Rev J. Brooks addressed the school on the lesson, Daniel II 1 to 19, "The Furious King". Heard Rev John Shaw preach in Brampton to night, text. Ecclesiastes XII, 1st verse "Remember thy creator in the days of thy youth".

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