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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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February, MONDAY, 20 1871

Drove over to Esquesing this morning to buy shingles visited 4 shingle factories but could not get buy. There is such a demand for them that they keep no stock on hand. Brought home from Stewarts Mill 200 feet of culled lumber costing .60 cts. Left a lumber bill at R. Nobles Norval consisting of - at $8 per thousand.

TUESDAY, 21

45 loads 10 inch wide 14 ft log
45 8 16
90 6 14
30 5 16
3 3x5 16
18 3x5 11
250 ft inch plank 14 ft long. A bright stormy day. Father and mother went to the christening of J.L.S. two children by Rev M Jadden.

FEBRUARY, WEDNESDAY 22 1871

Our folks and Mrs G. Wordhall spent the day visiting at Mr Matthew Peauns on 6 line east. Was at home all day alone making the day very long. Made a wood box for the kitchen. Spent the evening at Baptist Social for the sabbath school held in Siloam chapael Brampton able speech by Messre Beynon Smith, Rerridge and Brooke - Realized $ 20.

THURSDAY, 23

Down to Caledon tis snowing for a load of {illegible: Var?} fence stakes brought 164 home. Brought them from A. McColl of sligo 7 ft long to be used with wire at the rate of $17 per thousand.

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