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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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February, MONDAY 12, 1872

Each of some half dozen went to Stewart's saw mill {Esqueen} this morning for a load of pine lumber for W. Campbell the blacksmith, who intends building a new shop, about -800ft of pine in each load, took dinner at 3 PM at this place no 1. Spent evening at the lodge Brampton had a very large attendence, {illegible} lively.

TUESDAY 13 Misty and thawing very fast the's two days a steady rain pretty much all day from East. The roads are nearly bare. Spent afternoon in Brampton and I carried a letter from Aunt - Mary (Mereon) , Ms. Bought a rawhide riding whip and some spirits of .

February, WEDNESDAY 14, 1872

A sudden change in the weather very cold and sharp frost. Spent forenoon at Campbells's shop setting a horse shed Went to Brampton this evening to Mr S. Capper's Temperance lecture in W.M. Church, a large attendance lecture lasted nearly 2 hours and was full of funny anecdote's, he sang several temperance song's in good style, a collection amounted too.

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