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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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April WEDNESDAY 29 1874

Spent most of the day in Brampton at the Spring Show of C of Peel Agric Society a very good display of horses and bulls, we took the 3rd prize $4.00 on our bull - "Oliver Twist". A very large crowd of people present Nearly as cold as a winter day, blowing a strong North Wester

THURSDAY 30

Plowing sod, finished the orchard field behind the barns {4 long slashes} Our folks went to Brampton and bought at JG {Stead's?} bankrupt sale two pairs of woolen blankets at $4.00 per pair and other things equally low

May FRIDAY 1 1874

It is May but all earth is not gay, there is scarcely any signs of life in vegetation yet, today has been the warmest day this year Was plowing sod, turned about 1 1/4 acres. Rebuilt the part of line fence next Mr D. Wiggins Spent evening at Choir practice in WM Church Brampton. The Officers of Edmonton Lodge were installed tonight by Dr CY Moore

SATURDAY 2

Received a letter from Viney she is in good spirits but very poor health, she thinks Oshawa is a fine place. Commenced the spring seeding by sowing 9 1/2 acres of black oats, 30 bush our new iron harrow works capitally indeed. Had a call from Mr Arthur Norris, he is a jolly Irishman

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