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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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April, MONDAY 8, 1872

am somewhat on the sick list yet and not doing much today. James Hanson commenced work here today is engaged for 7 months @ $65.00. Spent the evening at the lodge or temple had a good meeting and a lively debate about our duty as good Templars. to use an influence to prevent {Grain} stove getting license to sell Whisky. Rev W.W. Carson resigned his connection with the lodge, he is leaving Brampton.


Sold "Coral Prince" 18 months old to Mr Carson of chinguacousy@ $125. he gave a promissory note here in nine months from present date. Had a short visit from Mr John Jones. Took dinner and had a look around at our livestock. Spent evening at home reading a very nice tale "The Lamplighter". It was a warm day for the reason the snow is nearly all gone.

April, WEDNESDAY 10, 1872

Had a short call from James Crawford, is now Agent for D.W. Beadle's new work on Horticulture. got up in handsome style and sold out {might be a second at} at a high price. Viney and I heard W.S.. Capper's Farewell lecture tonight, Brampton "Beware of the Dog In Temperance" it contained some very good ideas in-terspersed with lively anecdotes. There was a pretty large audience.


Seeded with red clover seed the 10 acre of winter wheat across the creek, 10 lbs to acre, the ground is pretty soft the lower frost not yet being out. Commenced the fencing operation today of which there is a great deal to be done because of the high winds during the past winter. A bright warm beautiful day. The roads drying fast.

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