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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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December, THURSDAY, 21 1871.

Last night and this morning was intensely cold the thermometer got down to 18 degrees below zero, and in some parts of Canada to 30 degrees and 40 degrees below zero. Mr Westervelts school examination in our S. Section took place to day the scholars presented him with a valuable writing desk, and a nice work box for his wife.

FRIDAY, 22

Have been housed up the last day or two with a very sore throat. Was hauling {?} two ft stuff from lower bush for store wood. Received cash from Crawforth for "Clifton" {$79?}, he dressed 1420 lbs. The weather has moderated and is snowing from the East.

December, SATURDAY, 24 1871.

A very heavy shower with very sharp lightning and heavy thunder, the snow is fast disappearing. Went to Brampton this evening and purchased some Christmas presents for the little folks.

SUNDAY, 24

Went to S. School this morning Supt. pres {?} lesson Matt XXV 13 to 30th. Heard Rev W. W. Carson preach at Zion at 2 1/2 o'clock, text Zechariah III 1st 3 verses. Heard him preach in Brampton text Revelations III 20th verse. Was at the burning of the Old Steam Mill in Brampton in Brampton to night.

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