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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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MONDAY 3

Drawing in the barley from the "other place", commencing at 7:30 A.M. and getting home 9 loads again night, it is of great advantage to have it bound when hauling in time comes and also packs close in the mow. Viney and I spent evenng at "Safe Guard" Temple Officers were installed by Bro Chas Y Norm - - -

TUESDAY 4

Cutting early peas this forenoon and finished the job, not quite 1/2 acres. Finished hauling in the barley, had 12 large loads of sheaves off the 8 acres. The weather is very dry and cool wind from North and almost cool enough for past at night - - - -

WEDNESDAY 5

Out man Williams gave up work, having put in 4 months paid him his due except withholding $6.00 for damages viz. leaving in harvest time. Was horse hoeing the turnips. Went to Brampton to night to see PT Barnum's great menagerie from New York, a fine collection and variety of wild animals.

THURSDAY 6

Barnum's Show yesterday raised a greater crowd of people in Brampton than over a Fall fair, the Centre Road was almost lined with teams from early in the morning. Spent today at R. Armstrong's helping to thresh barley, wheat and rye.

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