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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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January WEDNESDAY 7 1874

Shipped on early morning train to Stratford two young Berkshires to Mr Henry Hawkins. Our folks went to JC Snell's for dinner Misses Lizzie and Emma and RP Snell spent evening here in social chat. Sleet falling all day and raining tonight. There is sleighing again.

THURSDAY 8

With the help of J Learment we killed and dressed a 4 yr old fat cow it weighed 580 lbs beef, hide & tallow spent afternoon at Brampton at the Reform Convention, unanimously chose Mr R. Smith MPP to be the Reform candidate, he made an able speech, & one from G Beam

January FRIDAY 9 1874

Received last night a letter from Uncle Adam Ferguson Went to Brampton this forenoon and sold to Mrs Vodden a quarter of beef 150 lbs @ 6 {symbol indicating cents} - also to another party a quarter 140 lbs @ 4 {symbol indicating cents} per lb - the hide to T Milner, 64 lbs @ 5 1/2 {symbol indicating cents} - Received from A Hawkins by mail $10.00 for the Bukshines.

SATURDAY 10

Very fair sleighing again but the weather is very mild Spent the day hauling barnyard manure on the orchard field, drew 12 sleigh loads. Spent evening at home preparing for the Sabbath.

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