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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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January SATURDAY 3 1874

Hauling cordwood from lower bush and splitting rock elm fence stakes. Father drove to Brampton for Aunt Jennie Harrington, she has just come from a short visit to Montreal. George Rice of Oshawa came here this evening The January thaw has set in and the snow has nearly all disappeared.

SUNDAY 4

Viney and I drove in the buggy up to S.School this morning The roads are very muddy and weather very warm Supt JR Craig Pres. Sec-Treas JC Snell pres. lesson - Exodus I 7 to 14, "The House of Bondage" Rev JG Scott preached at Zion at 2:30 P.M. A rainy evening staid at home, music & chat..

January MONDAY 5 1874

Chopping cordwood in the lower bush, the high wind last night having uprooted some more trees. A bright warm day and the snow all gone. A lovely time in Brampton tonight over the municipal elections. J Haggert Mayor - K Chisholm, Reeve & DS Leslie, D.Reeve. Spent evening at Lodge. Chronicle by G Golding.

TUESDAY 6

A very stormy day. Not doing much but choring around the barn-yard The Misses Lulu Maine and Hattie Moreland are here spending some of their holidays with our little folks. Spent evening at home reading Wm Stowe's Pink and White Tyranny.

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