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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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January, Wednesday, 11 1871.

A mild smoky day, snow thawing fast. Reviewed last night a commisson from Capt. J. C. Snell of $16 to euroll all the {militramon?} from No10 to 22 across the township. Was enrolling names all day one pot and 2nd line and Centre Road. got about 200 names Arrived home after six oclock this evening.


Still thawing very fast. Was at the same occupation as yesterday, travelled the 4th, 5th and 6th lines, west, fed my horse and bought dinner at Nowal got got home after dark. Aunt Catherine and mother came from Toronto to day they were visiting Dr Fulton J. Learment spent the evening here

January FRIDAY, 13 1871.

Finished canvassing the west side of township today on which I have about 230 names, the weather is still warm & pleasant. Mr Black from Port Perry spent the evening and staid all night J.C.S and family also were here. Drove to Brampton to night to the weekly singing practice of W.M. choir and enjoyed it well


Commenced operations on the east side of township, canvased the 5th and 6th got home about 4 oclock from thence, It is quite a {leatious?} job, but for the big wages would give it up. It was a very disagreeable day, a fine drizzly rain from the N.E. which froze as it fell. spent the evening reading the weekly news.

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