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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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November, FRIDAY 22, 1872

J.C. Snell brought Viney home she has been there all this week J.C.S. bought a cow at Thompson's Sale for $910.00 on Wednesday. Spent this evening in Brampton hearing Prof. {Lowan?} of New York lecture on Courtship and Marriage and seen him mesmerise a young man so that he had him entirely under his control, it is a wonderful sight.


Was hauling on the sleigh (there having been a slight {flung?} of snow) chip manure from the door yard into the front lane, in piles for trees next spring planting also put some around the young apple trees hauled 8 loads. The weather's some milder today Have been feeding the stock for about a week, 4 horses 14 cattle 28 sheep 12 Berkshires

November, SUNDAY 24, 1872

Spent morning at S. School Supt pres. lesson. Daniel.V. 22 to end of chap. subject, "The hand writing on the wall". A large attendance of scholars the weather being fine and warm. Heard Rev J.G. Scott preach at Zion at 2 1/2 P.M. text, Micah II chao 10th verse, an eloquent sermon J.C. Snell and family spent part of the day here. Staid at home this evening.


Was splitting black ash nails in the "other place" bush, they are difficult to split because of the frost in them making the wood very brash. Spent the evening at the Lodge, had a pleasant meeting, "Safe Guard Chronicle" by Dr. Moore and a song from {smudged} Braid "The Old Man's drunk again". The weather is pretty cold.

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