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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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December, TUESDAY, 5 1871

Father drove the folks starting for Missouri to G.T.R. Depot and their baggage 3 boxes weighing 363 lbs all over 200 lbs they will have to pay for as extra luggage. They took Matilda Peacock along with them. Bought a barrel of Godrich salt @ $1.70. A very cold day.

WEDNESDAY, 6

Finished chopping cord wood in the lower bush have some 12 cords {?} Had a visit from Mrs Glen Bell. The {?} closed in with a South West snow storm.

December, THURSDAY, 7 1871

Spent the afternoon in Brampton. Had a short chat with Dawson Modeland who has just returned from New York, has seen a great many fine sights. Ordered the manufacture of an overcoat at K. Chisholm's the cost $12.50 of brown beaver. Have hardly enough snow to make sleighing.

FRIDAY, 8

Took the first sleigh ride I have had this season but there has been some sleighing for two weeks. Was engaged in chopping firewood at the other place bush spent evening at Choir Practice. Bought a copy of "Pure Gold" a new note book also a pocket Diary for 1872, price of both articles 80 cents.

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