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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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November, TUESDAY 26, 1862 {sic}

Was at the same work as yesterday and have about 60 ash nails split and some cord wood. Spent evening writing a letter to Aunt Jennie and send one of my Photos and a {?} to her and Johnny Harrington my cousin, Ciney is writing to Sarah Peacock.


Drove to Brampton this morning with mother and VIney on shopping business and other matters. Heard Rev Mr Russell of Detroit lecture on "Prohibition" this evening in Court House Brampton, he is a very humorous and able speaker and is R.W.C. Templar the highest office in America belonging to I.O.G. Templars.

November, THURSDAY 28, 1872

Was chopping firewood in the woods and cut my foot bus not seriously, made a fearful gash in my boot. Spent evening at Zion hearing Rev Mr Bradley of England lecture on Temperance but it was only very plainly done and not at all interesting, only a few present. Had quite a snow storm but did not last long. The roads are splendid, as level and smooth as plank


Was chopping all day. A bitter cold day, measuring nearly down to Zero. J.C. Snell bought 8 imported shearling ewes {?} in Markham @ $600. Drove up to J.C.S. this evening for mother, she has been visiting there a day or two.

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