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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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January, SATURDAY, 7. 1871

The eclipse of the moon last evening was very plain the night being clear and frosty. Was hauling wood again today drew {2?} loads (almost 5 cords) Father drove up to John Smith and sold them a hindquarter of beef weighing 163 Ibs @ - {2?} cts per Ib. Spring the {evening reaching?} election stories in the "Banner"

= SUNDAY, 8.=

Went to S.S. This morning {supt abs.?} lesson - John III I to 13th Heard Rev A. S. Russel preach at Lion {west?} - I Timothy 7th shop 8th also heard him at Brampton this evening text - Isaiah XXXII Quite a lot of snow from the East and drifting Aunt Catherine is here to night

January, Monday, 9. 1871

Finished drawing the cordwood from the town bush have about 17 cords of it. Was hauling black ash and {bags?} wood rails for the line fence next John Woodhalls farm. Father and mother are spending the evening in Brampton at Mc W. Newhouse, with John Newhouse and family who are going to move to Niagra country.

Tuesday, 10.

A very stormy day snowing {back?} from the south. Spent forenoon in driving {shelters?} to day school and in Brampton. Aunt Catherine and mother are going to Toronto tomorrow. Drove up to J. E. Smells this evening and stayed there the evening

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