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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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November, MONDAY 18, 1872

Sold our 6 yr old ram "Champion" to Mr Harris of Derry West for $20.00 cash. Spent the evening at the Lodge, it was held in the Odd Fellows Hall (over Wilkinson's Store), there were five young men initiated, had some information about the Grand Lodge held in Hamilton last week Mailed a "Guardian" to Aunt Jennie


The weather continues dry and cold, the ground has been frozen up all this week. Spent afternoon in Brampton sat for two {?} at J.W. Cole's, they are pretty fairly executed. Spent evening at J.C. Snell's in chit chat he started tonight for Whitby to a Sale of Short {Hams?}.

November, WEDNESDAY 20, 1872

Was engaged in hauling gravel up from the banks of the Etobicoke for banking up against the stone wall of the house and mould to cover some plants and flowers for the Winter. Spent the evening at J.C. Snell's sister Viney in there this is week made her a present of a gold ring worth $2.00


Was lining the buffalo robes with woolen carpet for to make them {?}. Sold to H.C. & Co 22 bush barley @ {$80?} and bought 10 bush of corn @ 62 cts per bush. Got 10 bags barley chopped at mam's. Mr {?} Fox spent the evening here. Received last Friday a letter from Aunt Jennie with photo of uncle John H and his sons

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