File #4556: "Ferguson Diary, 1871-11.pdf"

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=== January, SUNDAY, 15. 1871. === Drove to Brampton this morning with cutter and Rev E. C. Clement of Streetsville preach anniversary Missionary Sermon - text - preacher spent the afternoon at J. C. Snell's in pleasant intercourse with friends went to Brampton this evening heard Rev John Shaw of Weston text John IV 35 to 38{?} Rain and slut all day === MONDAY, 16. === Canvassed the 5th and 4th lines enrolled about 70 names. Very stormy and blustering. Drove to Brampton this evening to W.M. Missionary to the province of British Columbia 9 1/2 years the speaking was very good === January, THURSDAY, 17. 1871. === Finished enrolled the Militia for this company Division about 425 men, it was rather a tedious job. of C.S. and J.R. Craig drove to Markham this afternoon to George Miller's sale of sholt home. Spent the evening at home writing of militia names. It was a sharp freezing day. Took dinner yesterday at Mr Johnston lot 22 3rd line East and today at J.C.S. === WEDNESDAY, 18. === Was engaged all day in threshing peas with the flail A great number of rats and mice around the barn and outbuildings. trap a rat nearly ever night. Spent the evening at home wanting over in driving twice up to Zion for to hold a missionary meeting but could not find the church key had no meeting

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