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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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November, MONDAY, 27 1871

Was engaged in splitting basswood rails, manufactured 77 rails. Spent the evening at the I.O.G. Templar's Lodge "Safeguard Temple" about 70 members present had a fine lively meeting. Bro W.W. Carson gave an account of his trip to Grand Lodge at Belleville. Aunt Mrs. Taylor came here this evening from Oakville.


A very sharp frost, thermometer sank to Zero. Ms. John Mason and Aunt Mrs. Peacock were married at our place @ 1 o'clock by Rev John Shaw. J.C. Snell and Mrs. J.C.S. stood up with them during the ceremonies. Drove them to G.T.R. Depot at 5 P..M. going to Toronto for a trip. Very cold weather.

November, WEDNESDAY, 29 1871

Mrs Taylor left here for Oakville via Railway. Was chopping cord wood all day, spent the evening at the protracted meeting in Hope Chapal. Rev Wm Thompson P. Methodist preached, text Acts, Paul's sermon to Felix. Mr and Mrs Mason are here from Toronto.


Was at the same work as yesterday. The weather continues frosty and very cold, the mercury keeping down to zero. Took a span of horses to Edmonton and had them sharp shod on the feet. Mr and Mrs Robert Nichols spent the evening here.

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