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John Ferguson Diary, 1872

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February, SUNDAY 4, 1872

Went to Quarterly meeting in Brampton at 10 o'clock, Rev W. W. Carson preached text= Luke XXVI 13th verse. had a profitable service. {Pork} dinner at Mrs. Trueman’s at W. Mains. Rev John Shaw preached at 6 text II Corinthians 18th verse. after the public preaching, there was prayer meeting

MONDAY 5

Spent the day in threshing peas and choring around generally. Went to Brampton tonight and (joined the) or became a member of mechanics Institute untill the end of this year by paying $1.00 and have weekly use of the public library. Spent evening at the I. O. G. J lodge which was held in M. E church

February, TUESDAY 6, 1872

Bro. C.Y. Moore was at lodge last night, he has just come from New York City and gave a good account of his temperance experiences their. Snow 8 or 10 inches of snow fell last night which was needed to help the sleighing. Was mortising pine 3x4 scantling for end pieces for new gates.

WEDNESDAY 7

Uncle George & Aunt Phoebe {Bunt? (smudged)} came here this evening from Scarborough to visit a few days. Rigged up the sleigh with seats around the outer ridge and gathered a large load of young folks from Brampton and No 10 and drove up to J. B. Snell's party given for Lizzie and Viney about 30 percent, had a lively and pleasant time in games and music.

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