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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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November, SUNDAY, 19 1871.

Went to S. School this morning Supt pres. lesson, II Sam XVIII, took dinner and spent the afternoon at J.C. Snell's in social chat and music with the Misses Snell. Heard Rev John Shaw preach in Brampton, text Proverbs X. 9th.

MONDAY, 20

Drove Aunt Mary Peacock to G. T. R. depot at Brampton on the way to Toronto. Was engaged in setting fence posts. Spent the evening at teacher's meeting at {?}. Mrs Mason is here all night.

November, TUESDAY, 21 1871.

Finished constructing a board fence, along the lane back of the lower shed, cleared away the old nails and {bauked?} up the new fence. A slight {mizzle?} all day from the West

WEDNESDAY, 22

Was engaged in turnipiking the lane leading down to the Etobicoke, rounding it nicely and leaving a ditch on either side to carry on the surplus water. J.C. Snell and family took dinner and tea here, they gave us a present of a barrel of nice apples. Father took a {?} grist of 9 bags to J. W. {?} Mill, peas {?} and barley

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