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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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December, SUNDAY, 17 1871.

Went to S. School this morning. Supt pres. lesson Matt, XXV 1 to 13. Was a large attendance had several visitors. Drove the sleigh to Brampton this evening and heard Rev John Shaw preach, text John XXI, 20 to 22 A nice mild day.

MONDAY, 18

Spent the day at Edmonton at the {?} for {?} for this township. Mr J. {?} was appointed {Rieve?} by acclamation there are four candidates for each of the two offices of deputy Reeves and Councillors. Spent the evening at the J.L.G. Temple, sister {?} joined to night

December, TUESDAY, 19 1871

Was drawing firewood from lower bush, drew loads. Received an addition of some more light snow last night which is by the action of the west winds forming into huge drifts. Spent evening reading "Timothy Jitcombs" Advice to Young Men.

WEDNESDAY, 20

Drew up two loads of cord wood this morning but had to stop work thin because of the high wind which was {drifting?} the snow in clouds. {?} 9 bush of peas for to feed the Berkshires which are consuming over a bushel of peas per day

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