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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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SUNDAY 28

At S. Scool this morning Sec Beas pres. lesson. Deut VIII chap. A Review of all the lessons of past quarter. con-ducted by Messis A Woodhall and JC Snell. The History of lifeof Moses is the most interesting in the Old Testament. At Brampton tonight and heard Rev JC Scott's farewell sermon. text I Samuel VII. 12th - - -

MONDAY 29

Horse hoeing the potatoes. Cutting thistles with hoe out of Hungarian grass plot Cutting with scythe the grass in the fence corners around spring wheat and barley. Had a call this evening from Mr & Mrs W Main and Rev & Mrs Burns. Our English cherries are ripe. The heat was great the past two days.

TUESDAY 30

Drove to Brampton this forenoon in the buggy. Taking father to the Doctor's. Received by mail July Number "New York" Temperance Advocate Raking up and hauling in the fence corner grass, nearly 1/2 ton. Grinding the mower knives and scythes for to start haying to morrow.

July WEDNESDAY 1 1874

Commenced hay harvest by mowing 3 acres beyond the creek. JC Snell and family here to dinner. We drove to Brampton to see Grand Lacrosse match "Champion Indians" vs "Excelsiors" a lively & hard fought game Bramptonians were victorious Viney and I went to Concert tonight in New Hall over

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