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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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February, SATURDAY 24, 1872

Father and mother started for Mr Charles in the buggy with a span of horses. A very warm day leaving the snow away very fast , the roads are quite muddy. Spent evening at home, music and reading and general preparations for Sabbath. The Reform Association met today and chose Robert SMith as their candidate for next election for the house of commons.


Considerable rain during the night the fields are swimming, turned very cold freezing rain. Went S. S School this morning on foot -lesson Rev III 7 to 13th - The funeral of the late Mrs A. T Campbell took place this afternoon in Toronto , ? Rev Mr {Aeridge?} preached it is a sad blow to Alex. Rev W. W. Carson preached in Brampton text, {Psalms} C XIX 9th verse, A very earnest address to young men.

February, MONDAY 26, 1872

Spent the day in the wearisome routine of stock feeding and pea threshing, bright, beautiful weather, a keen frost where the sun's rays do not penetrate. Went to Brampton this evening about 8 o'clock the burning J. Clark's stables and blacksmiths shop caused great excitement. At the lodge about 15 more were added to our member, had a lively meeting.


Fanned thoroughly 16 bush of peas and stored them in the driving house for future use. Put the old Hamilton Combined Reaper & mower on the waggon and drove it to Brampton to Haggert Bros for which we are receiving $30.00. J. Tibble of Amaranth arived here on a visit.

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