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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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January, SUNDAY 27, 1872

Drove to Caledon left home at 7 30 A.M, arrived at 9 o'clock took dinner yesterday and today at Clande, Hotel. brought home 96 rails about 3 PM. J. C. Snell took tea here this evening and sister Viney went home with him. The weather was milder and looks like a storm.


Went to S. School this morning Supt. Abs. {superintendent absent} lesson. Rev I {Chap} spent afternoon at the Brampton W.M. S. School which is largely attended and a very good school J. W. Boyman is {Supt.}. Choir practice at 4 PM took tea at Mr A. Morton’s this evening. W.W Carson preached text Matt XXIV. 44th verse.

January, MONDAY 29, 1872

Went to Caledon this evening it was exceedingly cold facing the sharp frosty west wind brought home 100 rails. Spent the evening at the Temperance lodge, had a full attendance of numbers, the election of Officers for the next Quarter took place making the meeting lively and exciting,


Made another trip after cedar, brought 35 rails making the full compliment and 5 over of the 500 rails which bought for which paid cash $20, also bought 3 gate posts, paid $1.25 for the 4” do, also 25 stakes total number of stakes 170. J. C. Snell shipped to Illinois one of our Berkshires,

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