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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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June, MONDAY 3, 1872

Was clearing the rubbish from the back yard and paving part of it with flag stones. &c, &c, Spent the evening at the Lodge, took down there a sweet smelling boquet of lilacs and honey sinckle for the W.V.T's stand, the "Hafegard Chronicle" was edited by J. M. Reid and was lively and interesting a reading by W. C. Templar called "The Devil and the Liquor Seller".


Completed the fencing next the bush have staked and built about 200 rods this season. Had a smart shower this morning from N.W. and a slight drizzle nearly all day from North the temperature is quite cool. Received a post card from Haggert Bros. telling us that our machine is finished and ready for removal . Spent evening playing the melodeon.

June, WEDNESDAY 5, 1872

Was repairing the Wiggins linefence and clearing up the peices of old nails putting them in a pile on the flats and burned them this evening. The Railway Bylaw is now the absorbingQuesion is to be decided by the next Monday and will be a close vote.


Was plowing and scraping in the lane leading to Etobicoke with team {turnpiking} it slightly, went over it all with the shovels and rounded up neatly making a very good job allowing a fine course for the water. Spent the evening and staid all night at J.C. Snell's. J. Snell & Sons have sent to the old country for some more live stocks by their man Batterfidd.

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