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John Ferguson Diary, 1872

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March, TUESDAY 19, 1872

Some 6 or 8 inches of snow fell last night which is drifting furiously with a cold North Wester. Brought Mrs J. C. Snell and babies down here to spend two or 3 days. A sleigh load of us went to Brampton tonight to have Rev A. Sutherland of Toronto lecture on Temperance in New Town Hall, a large audience and an admirable lecture.

WEDNESDAY 20

A very cold day with a strong Nor Wester wind, thermometer 5 degrees below zero. J. C. Snell staid here last night and went to Toronto this morning. Spent the day threshing crown peas. The straw is very short and cuts up a good deal with the flail. Spent evening reading "The Cold Curiosity Shop" one of Charles Dickens' Novels.

March, THURSDAY 21, 1872

Not so severe as yesterday but still very cold. Drove the sleigh to Brampton and brought Aunt Mrs Trueman up to dinner and tea. J.C. Snell came from Toronto was a witness on a lawsuit . J. Kleraig verses, George Miller the latter was victorious it will cost J.Kleraig considerable. J.C.Sn. and family went home tonight.

FRIDAY 22

Was engaged in splitting and piling stove wood. Hired James Hanson for 7 months @ $65.00to commence work on first day of April. Missis R Nichols and wife and John Woodhall and wife spent the evening here in social chat. Went to Choir Practice this evening, had a full attendance

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