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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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February SATURDAY 28 1874

Got home this morning at 1 o'clock, tired and sleepy. Aunt Jennie Rice packed up all her things and went by train to Oshawa to take up her permanent residence there. Spent the day at R Smith's wood sawing {illegible word}. Something uncommon happened here yesterday in the shape of twin calves from "Blossom"

March SUNDAY 1 1874

At S.School this forenoon Supt and Sec Pres. Lesson - Exodus XIV, 19 to 31. "Israelites crossing the Red Sea". Heard Rev John Gardiner Scott preach in Brampton tonight - text - Job XIV, 14th verse. A funeral sermon on the death of a young lady. A beautiful warm day the roads quite muddy.

March MONDAY 2 1874

Was splitting firewood and piling it in the wood house for next summer's use The Township Assessor Mr Watson was here today, we are assessed at $5{8?}50.00 for whole property. Spent evening at Temple, one initiated some good readings.

TUESDAY 3

Was helping J Learment to cut in the bush with the cross cut saw, some maple trees. Regular spring weather snow nearly all gone, raining in showers, and the mud on the Centre Road six inches deep.

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