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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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November, THURSDAY, 23 1871.

Purchased for market 10 turkeys and 7 ducks, sold to K.G.S/ Co, @ 7cts per lb. turkeys weighing 94 lbs and @ 25 cts each. Rebuilt the "Carter line fence." Drew 3 loads of forest-leaves for bedding the stock from the {?} bush. A cold frosty day the ground frozen so hard that the plow is stopped

FRIDAY, 24

Was chopping cord wood in the {?} bush for fuel. Had quite a brisk snow storm this morning but it turned to rain and melted the most of it. Spent the evening at Choir Practice, one of the old members was present Robert Morton who has been absent for 5 months, he is a good musician.

November, SATURDAY, 25 1871

Received yesterday a letter from Uncle Adam Ferguson. Drove Aunt Mary over to 3rd line East to Isaac Modeland. Took dinner there, drove to Brampton this evening and bought a new suit of grey tweed at $17.00. Paid $1.00 to W.A. Mitchell for cleaning my watch. Spent the evening at J.C. Snell's.

SUNDAY, 26

Walked down from J.C.S. this morning and wrote a letter to Thomas Mason, the first time I have ever written him. Heard Rev W.W. Carson at Zion at 2 1/2 P.M. text Romans VIII 29th and 30th, a right good sermon. Heard the same in Brampton to night.

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