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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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February MONDAY 16 1874

Threshing crown peas with the flail. RG Ferguson left here this morning for Toronto and then on to Orangeville and Shelburne. Went to on Brampton tonight on foot and spent evening at the Lodge, small attendance of members but had some good readings and songs.


At the same work as yesterday fine mild weather but very little snow on the ground. Spent evening at Brampton hearing Rev Lachlin Taylor lecture in WM Church on "Manitoba", he is a good speaker and handles the subject well making it both witty and instructive.

February WEDNESDAY 18 1874

Still at the threshing. Our folks went visiting up to J.C. Snell's. Drove to Brampton tonight to meet Aunt Jennie Rice from Oshawa. She, Emma and I went to Odd-fellows concert given for the benefit of the poor of the town, the singing was fairly done & the readings excellent, the most of the actors were from Toronto.


Fanned the remainder of the D{rest of word illegible} wheat - 21 1/2 bush and sold it to KC & Co @ $1.20 also cleaned up the barley for spring seeding, have only 10 bush. Rented a box 247 in Brampton Post Office for ten months @ 35 {symbol indicating cents}. Bought of Jesse Perry one bush of fresh lime @ 25 {symbol indicating cents}......

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