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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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March MONDAY 11, 1872

Spent most of the day at the wood {question}, Mrs Eliss Snell was burried today at Ebenezer. Mother arrived from her Oakville visit leaving the friends in good spirits. Went to lodge tonight in the buggy, had a full meeting and a lively one, four candidates were initiated. Received a letter from Uncle John Ferguson, he has received the cheque for $75.


Stuck at it and put in a big days sawing with "Corporation Fiddle" the latest name for the buck saw, Spent evening in writing a latter to Thomas Mason it is nearly a month since I received his letter, A fine bright day and looking a little like spring.

March, WEDNESDAY 13, 1872

Sold to J. W. Main 42 bush of barley @ 58 cts per bush = $24.60. Mrs ? Bell died suddenly last night of a paralytic stroke leaving a daughter 2 wks old. Her death was untimely and un-expected by her, which is very sad. Spent the evening reading "Oliver Twist" one of Charles Dickens' works.


Went to Brampton and bought of K.C, & Co Store of which Caledonia Plaster @ $7.00 put in bags at Z.J.R. Station and drove it home on the waggon, Mailed a letter yesterday to T. Mason. Spent evening in same manner as last night.

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