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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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February WEDNESDAY 4 1874

Had a visit today from Walter Baldock and his sister & Mary Campbell, Alek's daughter - The wedding folks and Viney went to Toronto on evening train Went with WM Choir to a Honey Social on 24 1st line West this evening. Speaking by Revs JG Scott and Sherlock, a crowded house and plenty of honey. The Choir were highly praised.


Was hauling the soft wood from "other place" bush, have {5?} cords this completes the job of drawing wood for the present. Spent the evening at writing up the minutes of the Peel Co Lodge. Edwin Dixon of Amaranth staid here all last night and started for home this morning.

February FRIDAY 6 1874

The principal occupation just now is threshing with the flail used it all day on the peas & with considerable effect spent evening at Edmonton Temple in Ebenezer Church 8 initiated and quite a lively meeting. G{H?} Golding from Brampton was present. A very stormy evening.


Swinging the flail on timothy and orchard grass for {illegible word} the seed pounded out, very slow work, about 2 bush a day. First calf of this season same yesterday from "White Rose" - Nearly a foot of snow came last night, the weather is moderate. At home writing all evening.

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