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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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June, THURSDAY 27, 1872

Went to Brampton this morning brought up to the Steam Grist Mill a grist of 19 bush wheat ground into flower and bran and 3 bags of barley and peas chopped. Drove up to Willow Lodge about noon to J. Snell & Sons Auction Sale of short Horns and Berkshire (I acted as clerk, W.W. Roe auctioning) There was a large crowd of persons pres, short Horns brought good prices, 16 head.

FRIDAY 28 brought $4.400, the most of them go to Iowa. Berkshires sold dull scarcely any demand. Spent this forenoon in the woods, cutting and hauling up to barnyard 4 {leavy} for haymour and a long rafter for sheep house roof. Spent evening at Choir Practice. The {Golontons} returned from Niagara yesterday in good spirits. The weather is exceedingly warm.

June, SATURDAY 29, 1872

Drove over to Stewarts Saw Mill in Esquesing and brought home 900 ft of Culled inch lumber and 100 ft of culled plank paid for total $4.00, it was a very cheap load. The roads are good, but very very dusty, have had no rain for over two weeks, The thermometer going about 85 degrees night and day.

SUNDAY 30 Went to S. School this morning Supt. Pres. lesson, a review of the last 2 (acter's} lessons, comprising twelve lessons, all in II Kings Heard rev John Shaw preach in Brampton tonight - text- Acts X, 29th verse. Today has been exceedingly hot, one feels the heat more severely on Sundays.

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