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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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February TUESDAY 24 1874

Shortly after sunrise I started with team and sleigh for Caledon to get a load of cedar. Bought of A McColl 35 posts @ 8 {symbol indicating cents} each and got home at noon, having made the round trip of 20 miles in less than 5 hours. Very little snow in Caledon this winter


Father, mother and aunt Jennie went to 3rd line East on an all day visit to the {Modiland's?}. Spent the day threshing peas with the flail. Spent evening at Brampton in the stores and chatting with some chums. Uncle Adam came here this evening to spend the night, they are going to live in Bay City Michigan

February THURSDAY 26 1874

Started for Oakville at 10.30 o'clock A.M. with horse and buggy and arrived at the end of my journey at 3 PM. Found the folks all well down there. Spent the evening at a public Temperance meeting, a Mrs Hardy of New York gave a very good lecture she is a fluent speaker. DB Chisholm MP Halton {letter C?} also spoke well. Some very choice music was given


Had a pleasant time in Oakville They are fully alive on Temperance. Viney and I left there at 1 oclock for Streetsville to attend Peel Co Lodge AGT. We had a very pleasant meeting in the lodge room of "Union" Temple, the Co Temple promises to be a success. In the evening we went to a {Social?}. The readings and music were really excellent

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