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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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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.


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.


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.

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