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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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The singing of Prof. Jones of Galt last night at Concert was the best I have ever heard that is for a man. Misses Barr & Ecclestone of Hamilton also sang very well. Today finished mowing the six acres of meadow and hauled the small loads. The grass is lighter than last year. Weather dry and cool


Hilling up the field potatoes with plow, are growing finely a few Colorado bugs but none to hurt much. Horse raking hay and drew in 3 more loads. The evening set in with a fine thunder shower. A call tonight from R Smith M.I. a neighbourly chat followed.


Had a very heavy rain, it came down in torrents during last night. Spent forenoon at various jobs. fixing the pump in the house well with new bathers on suckers. At the hay, shaking it about and cocking it up this evening. Mailed a letter yesterday to Uncle Adam. Bay City.


At S. School this morning. Sec pres. lesson. Mark I 1 to 11, "The beginning of the Gospel". The lesson well expounded by Mr NV Watson At Leon at 2 P.M. for service the first time for 15 months. heard Rev Charles Smith preach text Philipians II. 5th. Heard the same sermon in Brampton tonight.

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