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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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March FRIDAY 20 1874

Started operations on another wagon axletree for the old waggon. Had a visit this afternoon from R Smith, MP (also Mr & Mrs JC Snell) he intends going to Ottawa on Tuesday next the Parliament will open on 26 {inst? in superscript} Spent evening at Edmonton Lodge, two initiated, a lively meeting and lengthy, after 10 oclock when we adjourned.

SATURDAY 21

Finished the job on the old wagon have them both in good running order now. The weather is fine and bright with smart frosts at night, the roads are exceedingly bad. Mailed yesterday a letter to Uncle TJ Harrington of Carthage Missouri.

March SUNDAY 1874

Rode on horseback up to S.School Supt and Sec pres. lesson - Exodus XVII 8 to 13 "The defeat of Amalek". The "Canadian Messenger" of Montreal distributed among the scholars. Heard Rev JG Scott preach in Brampton WM Church tonight, text II Peter I cap 1st verse. A good sermon expounding the doctrine of "Faith".

MONDAY 23

An exceedingly windy cold day. Spent it making whiffle trees and attending the stock. Went to the Temple tonight, met for first time in new hall over Greene's new block. The room is large and well lighted, a good turn out of members and a good programe. JJ Bunting bid us all goodbye, he is going to live in Stratford

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