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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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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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