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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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May SUNDAY 3 1874

Went to Quarterly Meeting in Brampton at 10 a.m. the Rev JG Scott preached, text, Hebrews XIII, 5th verse a very able sermon, after which the lovefeast and sacrament until 2 P.M. Mrs John Snell and Tilly Snell were here for dinner. Heard Rev W Burns preach tonight - text - Galatians VI, 14th verse.


A dull cloudy day - pushing the work lively from the prospects for rain but none tonight. Cultivated the ground befor sowing the "Red Chaff" spring wheat {illegible number} bush of it & 3 bush of "Mamoth" on 5 1/2 acres. Sowed 9 bush of "Mammoth" on the fall wheat field and harrowed it in. Spent evening at the Lodge, a quiet meeting

May TUESDAY 5 1874

Finishing up the shpring wheat ground, rolling the fall what and plowing last season's turnip ground on "other place" Sold to J Crawforth two 2 yr old steers for $68.00. The ground is in fine trim this spring and works up splendidly. Mailed a letter to Viney yesterday containing $5.00


Sowed 8 acres of barley and harrowed it in on "other place", considerable frost in the ground yet below the plowing depth. Bought of Walter {Cation?} 4 bush of early peas a new variety @75 {symbol indicating cents} per bush This was Thursday's business

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