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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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February, WEDNESDAY 28, 1872

Loaned the waggon to Mr S. Bunting for the hard firewood John Tribble started for home this morning in the cutter, they have splendid sleighing in Amaranth but the roads here are really dusty. Was engaged in splitting stovewood. Spent evening reading "A walk from London to John O'Groate House" and no tea by the way.

THURSDAY 29 Was at the same kind of work as yesterday. A cold north wind and very hard frost. Father & Mother were visiting at John Woudhall's. mailed a copy of last week's Banner to Rev. J. F. Dyer, {illegible} containing Rev. W. Millard's resignation. Also today's Banner to Carthage.

March, FRIDAY 1, 1872

Was engaged in splitting the sawed blocks of wood into structure. Sold the first consignment of fresh eggs this season, today 3 1/2 Soy. @ 18 cts. Viney and J. walked to Brampton tonight to a lecture on the "Magic of Science" by Dr. May of Toronto, some of the experiments were very nice but the lecture was slow and uninteresting.


Was threshing peas with the poverty stick all forenoon, fanned 10 bush for storage against next fall. The first young lamb of the season arrived today. J. C. Snell and wife took tea here this evening, he attended the township S. S. Convention yesterday in Cheltenham. An attempt to assassinate Queen Victoria was frustrated.

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