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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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January SATURDAY 31 1874

Drove sleigh up to Willow Lodge" Farm this morning on business. Spent afternoon in Brampton, doing a little shopping and talking politics. Mailed a letter to TW Casey, Napanee and to AF Campbell a post card Busy writing all evening on Lodge business.

February SUNDAY 1 1874

Went to the Quarterly meeting at Brampton this morning Rev W Barns preached from John XVII, 1st verse. The attendance of people was not so good as usual, it being a very cold day. Spent afternoon at Choir Practice & took tea with Mrs Perry. Heard Rev JG Scott preach tonight text Psalm XLV 7th & 8th

February MONDAY 2 1874

A stormy day - snow falling fast from N.E. Drove cutter up to J Conells this forenoon. Drove sleigh to Brampton at 5 oclock PM and met at the R R Depot. Mr and Mrs George Rice who were married on Thursday last at Niagara Falls NY. - Spent evening at the Lodge Election of Officers, am in the same office - W Secretary.

TUESDAY 3

AF Campbell came up with me last night. Hauled a cord hardwood to Mrs Trueman @ $3.50. - A wedding dinner here at 6 P.M. guests - Mr and Mrs Main Mrs Trueman, Featherston & John Snell Rev W Burns and wife Mr & Mrs JC Snell & Jennie Peacock. Had a pleasant conversation until 11 P.M. when the party broke up.

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