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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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May FRIDAY 15 1874

Was hauling barny and manure on the intended Hallowfield but will sow something to make green feed for the stock. Washed the sheep 129 in all in Etobicoke. The water was quite warm - Spent evening at Choir Practice. Bought two straw hats @ $1.25 and 20¢ -

SATURDAY 16

A rainy forenoon. spent it painting the bumby wagon whitewashing the cellar walls and making new sett of whiffletrees. Plowing this afternoon with both teams. Another letter from Viney - Planted 13 early tomatoes planted in the garden

SUNDAY 17

Walked up to S. School at 9 A.M. Supt and Sec has pue. bison Numbers III 5 to 3. The Lord's ministers "A small attendance on account of the weather being showery" - Took dinner and spent afternoon at "Willow Lodge" - Heard Rev J G Scott preach in Brampton tonight. and Luke XVI 26th verse. a school prayer meeting after the service.

MONDAY 18

Quite a heavy rain this morning. Mailed a letter to Viney melossing $5.00 = At noon with the assistance of Robert Armstrong. we built up the fence across the Etobicoke. Sowed 6 bush of crown peas on 2 acres - Spent evening at the Lodge in Brampton. the {?}.

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