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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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December, FRIDAY, 1 1871

Was engaged in sawing a dry beach about 2 1/2 ft across the stump with J. Learmont's cross cut saw, spent the evening at Choir Practice. Bought a new suit of grey tweed of K. Chisholm & Co. @ $17.00 a close fitting sack coat.

Saturday, 2

Was sawing a large hemlock tree over 3 ft into 2 ft lengths. Took a grist of 12 bush of wheat to J. W. {?} Mill. The weather has turned milder again.

December, SUNDAY, 3 1871

Went to S. School this morning Supt. pres. Lesson I Chronicles XXVII 1 to 16. Sang from the New S. School Organs for the first time in the School. Father and Mother & Mr and Mrs Peacock spent the afternoon at J.C. Snell's. Heard Rev C. Clement from {?} preach in Brampton tonight text Luke XVIII 13th.

MONDAY, 4

Dressed for pork an 8 months old Berkshire weighing 156 lbs, making with the one killed 2 weeks ago 410 lbs. Settled R. Crawford's acc on wages $37.07. Mr and Mrs Mason are busy packing up for the West. Rev W. Millard and J.C. Snell took tea here to night. Spent the evening at the Teacher's Meeting at No 15.

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