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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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January, TUESDAY, 3 1871

A cold blustery day, the roads and lanes are fast filling up. Was engaged in picking over potatoes of which one half were rotten Bought a new pair of scales (Fairbank's) $18.00, they are the smallest size and will weight 600 libs.

WEDNESDAY, 4

Was drawing on the sleigh from the lower bush cordwood for next summers we hauled about 4 cords. Spent the evening pleasnatly adn profitably at the Annual Meeting of the B.B. Bible Society Rev John Gemley from Toronto gave a very interesting address. Collected one the branch{?} $145.

January, THURSDAY, 5 1871

Was at the same occupation as yesterday. Spent the evening pleasantly at Hope Chapel Social (No 10) realized about $40, there was a large attendance, suitable readings and short speeches were the order of the evening. M. M. Elliot occupied the chair. Subscribed for the Peel Banner $1.00 per annum

FRIDAY, 6

Yesterday and to day was held the Annual meeting of C. P. A. A. Association of Cheltenham. Drove up there this afternoon the convention was largely attended by delebates and visitors from different parts of the country. The public speaking was good. Raised by collection nearly $50. Took tea at Mr. Crawford's. Arrived home at 1:30-oclock to morrow morning.

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