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John Ferguson Diary, 1872

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December, FRIDAY 20, 1872

Had quite a big snow storm last night about 10 inches on the level. Drove my sisters over to school with the sleigh, today is the examination it passed off well and is the credit of the teacher Miss S.A. Smith. Spent the evening in Brampton at a meeting to organize an Association of all the S. Schools in the town for the Mutual improvement of the teachers, to have weekly meetings to study the lesson.

SATURDAY 21

Completed hauling all the wood that I have chopped in both the woods about 13 cords, have 4 cords of dry wood at the house left over from last year, making 13 ends. Martin Shipley had an Auction Sale of Harness and sold a great deal at good prices, bought a whip @ 65 cts and a {?} comb @ 15 cts.

December, SUNDAY 22, 1972 {sic}

Went to S. School this morning Supt pres lesson, Daniel XII, subject "The Glorious Resurrection" Heard Rev John Shaw preach at Zion at 2 1/2 P.M. text Psalms XXXVII, 37th verse, "Mark the perfect man and behold the upright; for the end of that man is peace". At daybreak the mercury sank 14 degrees below zero, it was intensely cold all day.

MONDAY 23

A very cold bustering day. Spent part of the day at Edmonton in John Hall, the nomination of Reeves and Councillors for next year. J. Bowles was elected Reeve. J.P. Hutton, J. Holtby and J. Henderson were nominated for Deputy Reeves only two requires: E.J. Haggard and Joshua Modeland elected Councillors. Spent evening at the Lodge, had speeches and readings.

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