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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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February SUNDAY 8 1874

Spent forenoon at S.School Sept and Sec pres. lesson - Exodus VII, 14 to 22 "The first Plague". Was reading this afternoon "Gates Ajar" by Mrs Phelps, a very interesting and unique work. JC Snell and family were here for tea. Heard Rev Mr Eastman preach in Brampton tonight - text Ezekiel Ist Chap. 15 to 19th verses.....

MONDAY 9

Still at the flailing. Finished the timothy have 38 lbs for 1/2 dys threshing. Started the orchard grass seed. Went to Brampton tonight on foot. Received a letter from Viney of Oakville. Spent evening at the Lodge, four initiated, and a good meeting. Had a short chat with Dawson Morland just from London Ont.

February TUESDAY 10 1874

Received a letter yesterday from RJ Nichols of Chicago. Finished threshing the orchard grass. have about 6 bushels and 2 1/2 bush threshed last fall total on hand 8 1/2 bush, it is very difficult to get clean it being so light, only 14 lbs to bush Spent evening writing up the Lodge work of Edmonton No 543 and Safe Guard No 350.....

WEDNESDAY 11

Drove up to Joh R Craig's to attend his auction Sale of Blooded Stock, a large attendance of people. John R Page of N York was the auctioneer the Short Horns were all bought by American buyers at high figures the sheep - Cotswolds sold well the Canadians getting a fair share of them

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