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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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January, TUESDAY, 31. 1871.

Raining very fast nearly all day, snow fast disappearing. Drove to Brampton this morning with 21 bush of barley, received 55 cents per bush. Spent this evening very pleasantly with the W.M. Choir at a teammeeting at Narval, had a good sleigh, had two upsets but no one seriously hurt, got home at 1.30 o clock

February, WEDNESDAY, 1. 1871

Finished the pea threshing yesterday was hauling firewood from the "other place" bush. Had a visit from J. Tribble of Amaranth stayed last night here started home today. Have had a pretty severe winter this far but good steady sleighing, was mild and cloudy today spent the evening in making up farm accounts.

February, THURSDAY, 2. 1871

Drove to Brampton this morning and had a double tooth pulled by W.K. Graham. Dentist. It was a very painful operation, being slightly diseased it required considerable strength to extract it. Father and another drove to Toronto Township this afternoon to visit Alick Campbell.


Quite a cold day. Was engaged in hauling cord wood and white oak stakes from the other place bush. Our folks came home from Alicks, they are all well he has a large school at Matton, he received from the scholars he has gift a very nice mahogany writing desk worth $11.50. Spent the evening at Practice in Brampton pleasantly.

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