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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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March MONDAY 16 1874

Fanned up a load of spring wheat (Mamoth) and sold it to KC & Co, 45 bush @ $1.12 per bush. J Learment lending us his waggon for the purpose The weather is very fine. Not able to go to the temple to night in body but am there in spirit. AF Campbell called here today but only staid half an hour


Spent the day working at the wagon, got the tongue completed and ironed, it looks as good as ever it did. Had a call this evening from G.H. Golding on a brotherly visit. We spent the evening in social chat.

March WEDNESDAY 18 1874

Bro Golding staid all last night and breakfasted with us this morning. At the same job as yesterday, working on the axletree of rock elm. Father went to Brampton on horseback. Received a letter from the Oakville friends. A very warm misty day. The Etobicoke is raging and mind abounds


Completed the job of yesterday and the waggon is now better and stronger than it was before the accident. Spent evening reading the works of HW Longfellow, his poems always seem fresh and attractive

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