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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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WEDNESDAY 19

Ella and cousin Lizzie Ferguson took the train for Toronto this morning. Received from Oakville a large printed bill of Temperance Excursion across lake Ontario on Friday next, also Post-Card from GH Golding. Pulling peas this forenoon and hauled in six loads since dinner.

THURSDAY 20

A slight shower at 8 A.M. 9the first rain for days) hardly enough to lay the dust. At same work as yesterday brought in 5 more loads of peas, 18 in all and there are two loads get in the field. For the past three nights have pulled a ridge of peas after dark.

FRIDAY 21

A rainy forenoon, stopping harvest work for today. Spent forenoon pulling peas with horse rake, it does the work well where the straw is long, but makes a dirty job where it is short. Spent evening at Edmonton Temple. a slim meeting because of the rain.

SATURDAY 22

John R{?} & J.C. Snell arrived in Brampton last night from England, they have brought 90 heep 4 Short Horns 12 Berkshires. Harrowed at the fallow before dinner today After completed cutting peas and brought in 3 more loads had 20 loads off 1 1/2 acres.

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