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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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June, FRIDAY 7, 1872

A wet day raining steadily from the S. E. and very misty. Spent the day leisurely, churning and some other light jobs. Spent the evening at Brampton at Choir Practice members of the Choir not all present another voice in the Bass. (Mr Thomas White Cabinet maker) Spent on hour profitably in Machanics Reading Room.


Was engaged this forenoon in pack-ing up and fixing the wool for market, about 210 lbs. Went to Brampton this afternoon, had a chat with Alick Campbell he is in good health and spirits, Bought from Haggert Bros. a new Combined Reaper and mower, brought it home today $ 120 and the old machine in the first October next to be paid.

June, SUNDAY 9, 1872

Had a very heavy thunder storm at 4 o'clock this morning. Drove the buggy up to S. School. Supt. Pres., lesson III Kings VII 1 to 11th verses, Miss Mary Snell one of Female teachers has been confined to the house with sickness for 8 months was at school for the first time. J. C. Snell and family took tea here this evening. Heard Rev Mr {Gotte} preach tonight, text, Genesis XXXII last six verses of chap.


Was engaged in setting gate posts and hanging a gate on the centre Road leading out of the N. West field opposite the other place gate. The vote on By Law for "Bonus" for Credit Valley R. Road was taken today for this county, was lost by minority of over 200 votes (Bonus was $80000, Spent evening at the Lodge , the Chronicle was edited by A. Morton, very Creditably done. One initiation.

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