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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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January FRIDAY 23 1874

Drove to Brampton in the waggon this morning, the snow is nearly all off the roads. Mailed two postcards one to Uncle Taylor and the other to Rev J Shaw. Spent evening at Choir Practice and afterwards until 1 o-clock in the morning at a private party at Mr M Gimmerson's

SATURDAY 24

Was hauling firewood from "other place" bush, have about 20 cords home beside what was sold in Brampton. Aunt Jennie and I drove to Brampton this evening on business. The Political excitement is intense. Very cold and freezing hard tonight.

January SUNDAY 25 1874

Went to S.School this morning Supt and Sec pres. lesson Exodus IV 1 to 9 - "Doubts removed". A new library of 60 volumes was distributed among the scholars. Aunt Jennie and I spent afternoon at J.C.S. Heard Rev JG Scott preach in Brampton tonight - text - Luke II 7th verse. AF Campbell was at church and came up here tonight

MONDAY 26

Was hauling firewood, have all the hardwood that is chopped hauled out. Uncle Taylor walked up from Port Credit and is staying here. Went to the Lodge this evening afterwards to a political meeting in Concert Hall, it was crowded full, J Gooderham G Blair, J Fleming & JW {Beynon?}

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