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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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November, SATURDAY, 11 1871.

Dressed a 4 yr old ewe for mutton and took 14 to 22 lbs to W. Campbell of No 10 and settled the blacksmiths bill of $4.35. Went to Brampton and bought 25 lbs of {?} cut nails @ 4 cts, some window glass and a buggy whip @ 50cts. Mr John Mason arrived here from North Missouri in good health and spirits

SUNDAY, 12

Spent the forenoon at S. School Rev Jas Brooks present lesson John X 1 to 18th Mrs Willis of Toronto presided at the {?}. Heard Rev John Shaw at Zion at 2 1/2 PM. text {?} XIII 788. J.C. Snell and family spent the day here also Misses Sarah and Jennie Peacock. Heard same sermon in Brampton to night

November, MONDAY, 13 1871.

Completed the close board fence enclosing the sheep yard. Making a sett of {?} {?} for convenience in hauling manure. Went to Brampton to night and became a member of {?} Temple of I. O. G. {Independent Order of the Good} Templars. {?} 70 members. Commenced feeding and stalling the cattle in the 10 {inst.?} have 16 head

TUESDAY, 14

Steady rains all day from the East. Was engaged in making eavestroughs out of 4 X 4 {seanthing?} (pine) with the axe, gouging it out in a triangular shape, put them in the sheep pen eaves conducting the water in to the well. Commenced feeding {?} on the {11inst?} for beef

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