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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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May THURSDAY 7 1874

Plowing all day at the turnip ground turned over about 1 3/4 acres. Had the other team rolling the fall wheat Spent evening in Brampton in Dr Moore's office at a committee meeting about the concert of 25 {illegible word in superscript} (This is yesterday's programme of transactions) (Sowed 16 bush barley on 8 acres)

FRIDAY 8

An exceedingly warm day Was plowing sod in the field imeediately behind the barns. Sowed grass seed in the following quantities on the barley field. Clover 1 bush timothy {blank space} bush & orchard grass {blank space} bush. Put the roller over the field after sowing it. Spent evening at Edmonton Lodge. 5 were initiated

May SATURDAY 9 1874

At the same work as yesterday, very heavy plowing the ground is getting so dry and hard. Killed and dressed a calf for veal, sold a fore quarter to R. Armstrong 18 lbs @ 5 {symbol indicating cents} and hind quarter to W Campbell @ 8 {symbol indicating cents} 20 lbs. Had a team rolling the timothy meadow and picking off the stones at the same time

SUNDAY 10

Spent forenoon at SSchool Supt abs Sec abs A Woodhall addressed the school on the lesson Exodus XXIII chap "The three great feasts" Heard Rev John Gardiner Scott preach in Brampton tonight - text - John XIX 17th A very warm day mercury up to 85{symbol indicating degrees} in the shade

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