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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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January, THURSDAY 11, 1872

Was engaged in chopping into cordwood a large sugar maple in the lower bush which was uprooted by the late winds. Spent evening at Hope Chapael at the P. M. Missionary meeting, the Rev J. Guttery from Toronto was chief speaker, he is a fine and intelligent speaker.

Friday 12

Was at pretty much the same work as yesterday. Killed and dressed a Berkshire sow of 200 lbs of pork. Spent the evenings at Brampton at the practice for the approaching convention had a lively and pleasant time until 10 o'clock.

January, SATURDAY 13, 1872

Mailed a letter yesterday to Mrs{underlined} John Ferguson in Missouri, The weather during the week has been mild and pleasant it is very icy under foot and but very little snow, the fields being almost entirely bare. Spent evening reading the ancient current newspaper which are immensely interesting and entertaining at this time of year.


Drove the cutter up to S. School containing 3 of my sisters Supt. Abs. {Superintendent absent} lesson_ {H IV 11 to 16. Spent the afternoon at he Mr. Perry's residence Brampton practicing music and took tea at old Mrs. Kings with Miss S. Trueman heard Rev John Shaw preach text I Kings XIII / 6 to 33 verses. A sharp frosty day.

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