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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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February THURSDAY 12 1874

Robert G Ferguson came here last night from St Joseph. Uncle Adam went on to Toronto. Drew two cords of soft wood to Brampton and sold them to J Campbell of the "Ashery" @ $2.00 per cord. Simon Beattie's Sale of Stock today Very high prices were paid, one cow brought $3420.00

FRIDAY 13

JC Snell called here this morning with his cutter and we went down to Streetsville to attend the County Peel S School Convention It wast not a success this year being poorly attended by the people or by speakers. We took tea with Mr Webb, an old friend that was my SS Teacher 15 years ago. It was past midnight when we got home

February SATURDAY 14 1874

Raining slightly most all day yesterday and the sleighing has gone almost once more. This winter has been a very peculiar one thus far. Spent the day fanning and measuring oats for seed and for next summer's feeding. Went to Brampton tonight, was at Choir Practice.

SUNDAY 15

Went to Brampton WM Church this morning to attend the Anniversary services. Heard Rev Dr Wood preach text Genesis, VII, 1st Heard Rev S Rose preach at 2:30 P.M. text Revelations V, 6th verse Took tea with D Morland at Mrs Trueman's. Heard Rev EH Dewart preach tonight, text, Luke XV 7th Three most excellent sermons especially morning & evening

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