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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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January MONDAY 19 1874

A thaw and a rainy day. Drew two loads of wood to Brampton and sold to W Pendleton @ $3.50 per load or cord. Went to lodge this evening, Chronicle by {W?}. Secretary, the committee presented the petitions to the Council to stop licensing groceries

TUESDAY 20

Drew a load of cordwood to Pendleton. Attended a committee meeting at Dr Moore's Office to arrange for the meeting of the Co Lodge. Spent afternoon and evening writing letters of invitation to attend the Co Lodge to different parts of the Counties of Peel & Halton wrote 13 letters 1 One to Rev J Shaw Toronto

January WEDNESDAY 21 1874

Sold another load of cordwood @ 3.50 making 5 at that price and 5 @ 2.75. J. Johnston G.L. {Lecturer or Lectmer?} was here for tea and staid all night. Heard him lecture on Temperance tonight in Zion, and organized a lodge of Good Templars starting with 13 members. Got home at midnight

THURSDAY 22

Cleaned up 24 bush of peas took 5 bags of peas and oats to Main's Steam Mill. Spent afternoon at the nomination for members of the House of Commons, a large crowd R Smith and W Elliott are the opposing candidates some very {lively?} speakers on both sides of the house

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