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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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January, FRIDAY 19, 1872

Mr. E Bunting died suddenly last night @ 10 o'clock after a short illness of the worst form of scarlet fever, The second day of Convention the main meeting of the children of the county took place at 2 PM The church was crammed, addressed by Rev Hartcourt Carson, Laury. A very large meeting at night at which J.C, Snell presided.


Received an additional 6 to 8 inches of snow which has revived the sleighing. The C. P. A society's seasonal meeting was held in the Court House at 2 PM. For the election of Officers. Mrs J. C Snell and two little ones are here all night.

January, SUNDAY 21, 1872

Drove the sleigh to Brampton at 9 o'clock for the pall bearers who are members of I. O. G. Templars for E.A. Buntings funeral took place at 10 o'clock buried at the old Cemetery Brampton, The funeral procession was really 1/2 mile long. Reb J. Shaw preached text Revelation XXI, 4th verse a very impressive sermon. The untimely end of our best neighbour and one of our truest friends Aged 39 yrs. Rev W.W. Carson Preached tonight, text, Matt XXVII 3,4 &3 verses,


Was fanning cut peas. Drew 3 loads of hard maple wood from lower bush makes the finish of the firewood making for the season. Spent the evening at the Lodge, had quite a full meeting, each member revived a story of the Constitution and By Laws of the Templars, 4 were initiated.

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