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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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February, FRIDAY, 24. 1871.

Warm day with a strong S.W. wind and thawing very fast. Went to Brampton this afternoon and settled W.R. Grahams acc. paid him $1.00. Sister Viney and I drove over to Mt Olivet to night to a social given for benefit of the choir. Speeches by Russel, Oakley and Lent. Realized $27.

Saturday, 25

Was sawing wood with Guy Bell's circular saw out about 22 cords of wood and got through shortly after 3'oc it is pretty hard work handling the word. Drew the house power over to Mr Bells this evening. Paid him $3.50 for the day's sawing.

February, SUNDAY, 26. 1871.

Drove Aunty Peacock over to the 3rd line East to Isaac Modeland's this morning. to see her daughter Matilda who is living over there. Took dinner there and spent part of afternoon. Took tea at J. S. Belle, he is just home from a trip in the west of Ontario. Heard Rev AJ. Russel preach in Brampton Tonight text - number XIV - 5th.

MONDAY, 27

Had another snowfall yesterday of 2 or 3 inches which has {illegible: resuscitated?} the sleighing. Drove to Brampton this morning with 5 bush of red clover seeds sold to Chisholm @ $ 5 per bush. Bought of white {plaster?} for manuring at $4 per ton. Spent the evening at home playing the melodeon.

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