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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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December, THURSDAY 12, 1872

Chopped, split and piled about 2 cords of dry beech. {Davson?} Modeland came down from Seaforth on a short visit is going back on Monday next. J.C. Snell offered us $100, for 5 of our best ewes but we refused it. Bought of John Learmont a fine 3 yr old ewe @ $10.00.


Was at the same work as yesterday. Took a sleigh load of our folks down to Brampton tonight to hear Rev A. Russel of Detroit lecture on "The Relation of Prohibition to Political Economy", he is an able speaker and quite humorous, the Concert Hall was not quite filled,

December, SATURDAY 14, 1872

Steady cold weather just enough snow to make poor sleighing. Drove sister Viney to Brampton this evening on business, had my hair docked at J.E. Wood's shop. Spent rest of the evening at home reading the news, Mr J.D. Armstrong of New York came to Brampton with his bride, on a visit R. Crawford left here today


Spent forenoon at S. School Supt pres, lesson, Daniel IX 16 to 23, "Prayer and Answer" the lessons for this Quarter have all been very interesting and instructive. Heard Rev W. McFadden preach in Brampton text, Isiah IV. lovely verses.

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