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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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January, THURSDAY, 19 1871.

Drove over with a grist and 30 bush of oats and peas to Nowal Mills. waited for the grinding over 3 hours got home at 3.30 o'clock. Drove up to J.C. Snell's with the cutter and spent the evening pleasantly in reading and chat J.C.S is still in Markam at Geo Millers stock sale


Drove over to Nowal this morning for a load of fence lumber only bought properly sized sells it at $7.50 per thousand feet. Went to Brampton this evening to the Wesleyman choir practice which is clad by Jesse Perry enjoyed the evening well.

January, SATURDAY, 21 1871.

John Learment and I drove our {teaurs?} to Caledon this morning to buy and haul fence posts bought 100 off Archibald {McCarwel?} at $10.50 per houndred they are good large posts but are a high price, had to drive into the swamp on {No% pt line?} time west and make our owns roads. Snowing from the east all day and very damp.


Went to S.S. this morning our {suptpus?}. lesson John III 12 to 21, a very instructive description on the blackboard. Heard Rev A. L. Russel preach in Lion text - Nambus XIV 3rd. Drove to Brampton to night heard Mrs Jance Goodenham preach text Jeremiah XII. Catter part 5th The sermon dwelt particularily on death A very cold day

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