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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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February, TUESDAY, 28. 1871.

Was picking out our store of winter apples have nearly 2 1/2 barrels. J. C. Snell and wife were here for dinner. Drove to Brampton this afternoon to the mass meeting of the Reformers of Peel to select a candidate for the coming election for Ontario Parliament stirring speeches were made by the leading men of the party and


The greatest enthusiasm prevailed throughout the large audience. Mr Thomas Bowles was selected candidate to oppose J. Coyne. M.P.P. Drove to Brampton this morning and mailed a letter to Uncle John in Missouri. The weather wild strong westerly winds, very little snow, the fields are nearly bare. The stock are in good condition and thriving well.

March THURSDAY, 2 1871

Drove to Norval Mills this morning with 10 bush wheat and 10 of peas and oats for chopping. Hailed for the grinding and got home aft 3 PM. Father and mother drove to Isaac Modeland's, visiting and brought home Aunt Mary. Warm showers prevailed, cutting away the snow very fast. Spent evening at J. C. Snells chatting.


Was engaged in splitting wood storing it away in wood shed. For {ilegiable} season's {use?}. Very stormy morning, raining and snowing from the East. R. Crawford and I drove up to J. C. Snell's to a small party of young folks, composed entirely of Snell's family, evening passed pleasantly with guiutittes and steeple chase. Got home at 12 oclck midnight.

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