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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


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.


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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