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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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March TUESDAY 24 1874

Spent the day splitting firewood The high wind has blown down a great deal of timbers in the woods. Spent whole evening writing up Temple work. Wrote a copy of resolution for the "Peel Banner" which was passed at Lodge last night respecting Bro JJ Bunting's departure to Stratford.


Splitting firewood and repairing wagon box and feeding stock was my work for to day. Father went to Brampton for a stock of groceries and sundries taking with him 5 lbs of butter now 30 {symbol indicating cents} per lb. Received a letter from RJ Nichols and Viney one from Oakville

March THURSDAY 26 1874

Attended Mr William Elliott's sale of farm stock and implements on No 10 Centre Road, A large crowd of people and most of the articles brought high prices. Mr and Mrs John Woodhall were here for tea


At the usual routine for work. Cleaned up 20 lbs of timothy seed off the barn floor, it having come out of the wheat chaff. Mr JC Snell was here all day. Viney and I went to Choir Practice tonight and had a good sing. Mr W. Carter Sen{letter "r" in superscript - short for Senior?} died today from paralysis aged 59 years.

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