Scripto | Transcribe Page

Log in to Scripto | Recent changes | View item | View file

John Ferguson Diary, 1872

Ferguson-34.pdf

« previous page | next page » |

Current Page Transcription [edit] [history]

March, FRIDAY 15, 1872

Spent the day at the wood business. Father, Mother and Viney went to Mrs Bell's funeral, Rev Mr Mackay preached was buried on 3{22} line West, she made many friends in life, that was so short. Heard Rev John Carrol preached in W.M. Vestry Text Luke XIX 24th he has a peculiar voice, is an old man.

SATURDAY 16

Spent the day from 6 in the morning to 6 o'clock at Robert Lowess' bee for hauling timber for a {barn} from Esquesing, had the waggon which runs very well. Mr. Alexander Campbell came here this evening, Fine bright days and frosty nights.

March, SUNDAY 17, 1872

Went to S. School this morning. J. C. Snell conducted the pro-ceedings _lesson_ Rev VIII, 9 to 17th verse. W.W. Carson preached in {1 min} this afternoon to a small audience. Heard him preach in the lecture room off the W.M. Church Brampton Tonight _ text_ Josiah .I.V 6th and 7th verses. A powerful appeal to the unconverted.

MONDAY 18

Spent the day at Sale of Stock and Household furniture of the late Erastus Bunting, a large attendance, the articles brought fair prices. The farm was leased for one year to W. Newhouse for $444, Which is a high rate. Spent evening at the lodge an interesting meeting, Dr Moore gave an interesting address.

Transcription Tips

  • Follow the example of transcribing provided in the first few PDF files of this diary.
  • Click Edit when you’re ready to start transcribing.
  • Click Detach to move the transcription box to a convenient location.
  • Copy the text as it is, including misspellings and abbreviations.
  • Start each new day with a new line. Otherwise ignore spacing and alignments.
  • Use toolbar heading options for any headings in the text, i.e. diary titles.
  • Use toolbar table generator for any tables in the text, i.e. finance records.
  • Use toolbar comment option to add your own comments, i.e. illegible text or uncertain names or description of drawings.
  • Use toolbar stroke through text option to transcribe crossed-out text.
  • When done press "Save Transcription" to save your work.
  • View more transcription tips.

Current Page Discussion [edit] [history]