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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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March THURSDAY, 16 1871

Raining and misty, freezing as it falls, all the trees are loaded down with ice 3 inch thick, some large branches broken off the willows and poplars. Spent the afternoon in Brampton, discussing politics, ect, bo't to days Globe also the Christian Guardian by mill from Toronto.


Was very sick last night with a cold. Had a severe headache this morning and was out able to do much. Went to E. Bunting's clover threshing this afternoon where {illegible: Yard?} Houses. "Prairie Hower" is doing good work {illegible: seed?} not turning oft well.

March, SATURDAY, 18 1871

Was at the same occupation as yesterday also with our team again. Finished about 3 o'clock. The roads are now almost impassable the wind being nearly knee deep. The Orangeville stage stuck fast just below our place. The passengers had to get-out and foot it through the mud and water.


Went to S.S this morning on foot. Supt abs lesson - Matt V - 1 to 2. Heard Rev. A.J Russel pugch - text - Palmes - XCVII - 1st very few out at church because of very bad wads. Walked to Brampton to night. Heard the same preacher and same sermon. Read a library book - "The A Joules of Glen Imaal."

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