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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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December, WEDNESDAY, 13 1871.

Have some 4 or 5 inches of snow this morning making the ringing of the many sleigh bells lively and frequent along the Centre road. Drove sister Emma in the cutter to day school. Was measuring and winnowing the oats and find we have about 190 bush. Spent evening at the melodeon.

THURSDAY, 14

Sold Clifton the 4 yr old. Short horn bull to Crawforthe the butcher @ $80. Drove Mrs J.C. Snell and children home this afternoon. Spent the evening at the special meeting in Hope Chapel

December, FRIDAY, 16 1871.

Was engaged in hauling from the lower bush , firewood drew six loads. Spent the evening at Choir Practice Bought of K. Chisholm Chisholm & Co a brown beaver overcoat with silk velvet collar @ $12.30 also a fur cap @ $1.50 Sold 12 1/2 lbs of fresh butter @ 18 cts per lb = $2.20

SATURDAY, 16

Was at the same work as yesterday, have about {8?} cords drawn up. J.C. Snell wife and children and Miss K.F Snell took tea here this evening. Rev W. W. Carson took dinner on his way to Orangeville on a Missionary Tour

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