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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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February, THURSDAY, 16. 1871

Was hauling rails from the other place bush and repairing fences, have the bush cleared of cord wood and rails once more. Mr and Mrs Joseph Pearen Mrs. Trueman and Featherstone and old Mrs. Modeland were here visiting today. Received a note of invitation to a party from Dawson Modeland.


Received from Mrs. Robert Smith $1.00 for service of "Clifton" and our ram. Was helping John Campbell to saw wood with the {illegible, evinlar?} belongs to Guy Bell. Our folks spent the day at J.C.S brought home as present a barrel of good apples. Spent the evening very pleasantly at D. Modeland's birthday party of, paid $1 to the young folks Mr. {illegible, illegible}

February, SATURDAY, 18. 1871

Very stormy day, had quite a quantity of wet snow last night from the east. Got home last night about 11.30 o'clock . there were over 12 girls present but only 4 boys . Took tea with A. Jonesa and wife and spent evening at their place, Mr. A is very sick with the cold. {illegible} Mary came from Toronto w night.


Went to S.School this morning Supt pres-lesson-John IV- 16 to 30 Heard Rev Mr. Montgomery from Younge street South Circuit text Zachariah- - He is a clever young preacher, Heard him again in Brampton tonight text-timothy I-IV-8th verse. J.C. Snell and family were here all afternoon and evening.

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