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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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February, SATURDAY, 4 1871.

Finished cleaning up the peas have about 75 bush stored away. Spent the remainder of the day in picking over the potatoes they are fully one fourth rotten. Father went to Official Quarterly Meeting at 2 P.M. and paid $3.50 quarterage. A pretty cold day the thermometer sank nearly to zero. Sarah Peacock is spending a day or two here.


A very cold morning, thermometer 15 (degrees) below zero but very clear and fine. Went to Brampton to the Quarterly Meeting. Reverend{illegible} Mcfadden preached text-Psalm LXXXVII & Old Mr. Holtby was present who has been preaching 48 years, & Took dinner at Mrs. Truemans I heard the same minister this evening text-Galatians-VII, 14 {illegible symbol}

February, MONDAY, 6 1871.

The weather has moderated some but is still below zero. Went to Brampton to Dentists and got 6 teeth filled which were slightly decayed 2 front ones with gold costing $1.50 each the rest with silver " $0.75 " total $6.00 paid $5 on the bill . Edwin Dixon is here from Amaranth overnight of Learmont was in and spent the evening in chat.


Spent the day in preparing for clover treshing. Renewed the insurance on the house and farm buildings in the Mutual Association of Middlesex, to the amount of $2000 , fees $15.25 to be paid next winter. Aunt Mary and I spent the evening at J.C. Snells(?) in reading and chat.

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