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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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December, WEDNESDAY 4, 1872

Spent an hour at Willow Lodge this forenoon, looking around, they are digging wells, they have a splendid flock of 30 imp. Cotswold shearing ewes, spent the reading some of the writings of Washington {?}, Sold to J. Woodhall 3 lamb skins @ 2.50.


Was at the chopping again today Spent the evening at Mr John Wiggins, No 13, 1st line East, in company with some young people in chat and games chequres and dominoes interspersed with wit from Mr D. Ledlow, the party broke up at an early hour.

December, FRIDAY 6, 1872

Killed and dressed for food 5 Berkshires 7 months old, which average 140 lbs each, it is first class pork, sweet and tender. Spent evening at Choir Practice a large attendance preparing for Missionary Meetings next week. R. Crawford from Whitby is here on a visit.


There has been several meetings this week at different places in the cause of the new railroad scheme, it is creating a great deal of excitement. At No 10 shop, got the horses shack shod on front feet, one span only. There is scarcely enough snow to make sleighing.

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