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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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January TUESDAY 27 1874

The GL {Grand Lodge?} Lecturer J Johnston Uncle Taylor and I drove to Brampton to attend the formation of Peel Co Temple Had a small attendance but those that were present were active workers. A load of the Oakville people were at the afternoon session. A large Temperance meeting tonight and speeches by Johnston. Scott & Barns & WM Choir.

WEDNESDAY 28

The Oakville people drove home last night after the meeting was over. The next meeting of Co Lodge will be in Streetsville on Friday 27th of next month Went to Brampton tonight to a meeting for the friends of R Smith, the last grand rally before the conflict of tomorrow

January THURSDAY 29 1974

The polling of votes for the Dominion Parliament took place today simultaneously all over Ontario. Went to Mayfield with a load of voters, then to Brampton tonight to see the fun of bonfires and procession R Smith was elected with a majority of 15 votes over W Elliott the Tory candidate.

FRIDAY 30

An exceedingly cold day. Spent most of the day in the house writing reports of Co Lodge meeting to the local papers and to the "Casket". Spent evening at Zion Church at "Edmonton" Temple No 543 not many present, five were initiated. Snow falling from the N.E.

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