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October Friday 2 1874 Plowing today with both teams. Spent evening at home trying to interpret a pictorial rebus, published in "Peel Banner" and almost succeeded, will take a little more study. Snell & Sons were showing their stock at the London Fair this week. October Saturday 3 1874 Spent the day picking apples in old orchard, had the barrels standing in the wagon and drove close under the trees, picked 11 barrels mostly hard winter apples of large size. Had a visit this evening from Mr G.H. Golding of Brampton. October Sunday 4 1874 Drove up to S. School this morning, Supt abs, Sec pres. Mr N V Watson spoke to the scholars on the lesson John I< Mark VII, 31 to end of chap "The deaf mute healed". J C Snell & family were here for the day. Heard Rev W Burns preach tonight, text John I, 29th verse. October Monday 5 1874 Father drove Aunt Jennie Rice down to G.T.R. Depot this morning, she has paid us an 8 days visit. Spent the day in old orchard and gathered in all of the apples, about 20 barrels for winter use, and 12 barrels of soft apples for immediate use. This evening paring and choring apples for drying.