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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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March, SATURDAY, 4. 1871.

Drove to Caledon for stakes. The sleighing being as nearly done could only being 88 stakes only half a load. The cedar swamps are full of water and nearly impassable. Arrived home about 2-30 PM. Parents drove up to J.C.S for tea. Mr & Mrs H {uncertain name: Jolees?} and Miss Rose her sister were here today for dinner. Beautiful moonlight night.


Drove in the cutter to S.S. this morning. Supt pres. Lesson. Luke IIV 16 to 30th Drove the buggy to Lion this afternoon as the snow is nearly gone, heard Rev W.L. McFadden preach text pob XXXI 1400. Walked to Brampton this evening, heard the same sermon from same preach. It was quite a warm day.

March, MONDAY, 6 1871

Was engaged nearly all day in splitting and piling firewood. Father drove to Matthew Cations 1st line west for a beehive containing a swarm of bees (was paid for a year ago). Drove up to M John Snell's this evening for mother where she was visiting. It is a very clear night almost as light as day. Freezing pretty {illegible: keen?}.


Was cutting and hunting from the other place bush peatis 2 and 2 beans for a new shed outside the sheep pen. Also making some basswood spiles for tapping and directing the maple sap into tonight. Father was {illegible} in today at Edmonton as fence view J.C. Snell was here this evening all the talk in about coming Election and Berkshire.

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