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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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Drawing leaf mould from lower bush and spreading it on the pasture field. At Brampton all afternoon. Sold to L Milner 246 lbs of wool @ 40¢ Saw a Lacrosse Match between "Excelsiors" of Brampton & "Beavers" of Guelph the former were victors Mailed "Weekly Globe" to Carthage Early peas in blossom and potato bugs arriving daily


Went to S. School this morning Supt abs he having gone on a trip to England. Sec pres. lesson - Deut. the last chapters "The death of Moses". Mr N.N. Watson addressed the school. Heard Rev George Beynon of Yorkville preach in Brampton tonight. text Nalt V 4th.


Drove father to Brampton to Dr Patillo's for more medicine and advice - Took a jaunt over the field potatoes and destroyed the Colorado bugs. they are worse on the "Chili" than the "Early Rose". Spent evening at the Temple. a small meeting and a short session - - -


Hauling the manure out of the sheep-house in to a heap on the rye stubble and mixing it there. load for load, with leaf mould An exceedingly hot day. Viney and I spent evening at "Willow Lodge" pleasantlu in chat about the crops and prospects. . . .

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