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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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March SUNDAY 8 1874

Viney, Emma, Ella and I walked up to S.School this morning Supt pres. Sec also pres - lesson, Exodus XV 22 to 27 "The bitter waters sweetened". Took dinner at JC Snell's and staid the afternoon. Heard Rev William Burns in Brampton tonight preach text Galatians XI, 7th & 8th verses.

MONDAY 9

Threshing peas all day and are nearly done the job. Mrs JC Snell was here on a visit it is now good walking across the fields to their place. Revs W Burns & JG Scott were presented with $100.00 each by the members of WM Church on last Saturday. Spent evening at the Lodge. Chronicle by {illegible word} Bunting

March TUESDAY 10 1874

Completed the task of threshing the peas, have 165 bush cleaned and in the bins beside taking to mill 25 bush half peas and oats for chopping. Got home our new iron harrows they have 72 teeth of the best material (painted blue). Received last night a letter from Aunt Jennie Rice and one from Sarah Peacock Tom Mason was married on Feb 24th

WEDNESDAY 11

Went to Brampton this afternoon and brought home the chopped grain. Was measured for a pr of fine boots two weeks ago and received them today from J Coyne @ 5.50$. Sold to JC Snell 50 Bush peas @ 65 {symbol indicating cents} per bush. Very cold windy weather and rough roads.

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