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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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January THURSDAY 1 1874

A bright mild day, nearly a foot of snow on the level but no sleighing on the much travelled roads. Spent the day at home, reading and writing, father & mother went to Mrs Freeman's Brampton for dinner. Viney and I went this evening with W. M. {Wesleyan Methodist} Choir to sing at teameeting in Unity Church near Norval "had a good time".


Was hauling cordwood from "other place" bush on sleigh all day, have about 5 1/2 cords hauled. Mr & Mrs J. C. Snell and children were here for dinner & tea. Spent evening at Zion Chursh at the Missionary meeting. Revs W Burns & J G Scott were the speakers, a successful meeting

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