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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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March THURSDAY 12 1874

Delivered the 50 bush of peas we sold to JCS. at Main's Mill for chopping they are feeding a great quantity of grain to their stock, fitting them up for the Sale. On my way home from Brampton the horses ran away threw me out and the wheels went over my foot and leg, bruising them severely.


Father went down and brought home the waggon, the tongue axletree and bolster are broken some person having in the meantime stolen the double trees and rod. J Learment and father went to Edmonton Temple, there were 5 initiated & a good meeting. A heifer calf from Coral - A monster lamb of 15 lbs weight

March SATURDAY 14 1874

Still laid up with bruises spent the day in the house reading and writing, it is very wearisome to be confined to the house when one is used to knocking around outside all the time. Had a call from Mr Arch {letter "d" in superscript here indicating short form for Archibald} Bunting Mailed a letter to Aunt Jennie Rice by Ella going to Brampton.


It must be more than a year since I spent a Sabbath entirely at home. My sisters walked up to S.School, the lesson - Exodus XVI 1 to 6th "Manna from heaven". Rev J.G. Scott preached at Zion at 2 1/2 PM to a small congregation. Have been engaged all day reading and music. A fine bright day.

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