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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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October, MONDAY 21, 1872

Finished the potato harvest, 40 bush of Garnet {?}, 28 bush of Gleasons and 12 bush of Early Rose and Goodwick, they are all good sound potatoes and pretty fair size. Spent the forepart of evening at the Lodge and the remainder at S.S. Anniversary in P.M. Church, excellent music by the Choir and addresses by Revs {Q?}. Guttery, J. Edgar, J. Shaw and Baipre..


Spent the day at the stone prepping job. Bright warm weather yesterday and to day Spent evening at Ebenezer Singing Practice, a large attendance I had to play the melodeon in the absence of Hewey Snell. The teachers and officers, made some necessary arrangements for next Thursday.

October, WEDNESDAY 23, 1872

Completed the job we were at yesterday, there were a good many stones in those fields. Was plowing the potato ground. The horses are doing poorly, and are losing flesh and spirits very fast.

Rev. W. Millard sent a nicely written motto in large letters "The Seed is the Word" "We sow in faith" to be put up in the Church for tomorrow night.


Spent the forenoon assisting to to build a platform in Zion and make some other arrangements. Drove all my sisters up to the S. School Anniversary Party, the attendance of visitors and strangers was not so large as last year but we had a very pleasant party, Revs Brooks, Millard, Henridge {?} Scott and W.N. Hossie addressed the meeting

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