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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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April, FRIDAY 12, 1872

Considerable has fallen through the day. Was busy all forenoon in the {unsure} the sheep, it helps their appearance a great deal. Went to Brampton Post tonight and received all the weekly papers, also a letter from Jaime Dixon to Viney, stating that her mother is nearly blind.


Finished up he flail pea threshing yesterday, Threshed a few early peas for seed. Was putting down old fences and assorting the rails and making a new gate. Spent the evening at J. C. Snell's in social chat until ten o'clock . promises a pretty hard frost tonight.

April, SUNDAY 14, 1872

Spent the forenoon at S.School J. Kleraig addressing the scholars in the lesson II Kings II, 19 to 25, rather a slim attendance. Prayer and class meeting at Lion this afternoon, the minister disappointing. Heard Rev Mr {Gough} preach in Brampton tonight text Luke XVI 6 to 9th verse, He is successor to Rev W. W. Carson who is now preaching in Toronto.


Kept as a public holiday throughout the Dominion are a day of Thanksgiving for the Prince of Wales recovery from a very severe attack of Typhoid fever. Rev O.G. Collamore of the M;E, Church preached in W.M. Church, Brampton Tonight. Spent the evening at the Lodge. there were 3 initiated one of them Rev IW Thompson of P.M. Church {Quilt?} a hard frost tonight and very windy.

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