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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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March SATURDAY 28 1874

Spent forenoon splitting firewood Went to Brampton after dinner and bought of K.C. & Co. 60 lbs of red clover seed @ 10 {symbol indicating cents} @ lb. 6 bush seed barley @ $1.45 per bush. Got the team harness from Robertson's and the collars all fully repaired, price $5.00 Mr C. F{rest of name illegible} is here on a visit Misses ML Snell & CM Craig are here this evening.


Drove spring wagon up to S. School, Supt and Sec pres - lesson, A Review of the past Quarter's lessons. Heard Rev W Burns preach in Brampton tonight - text II Timothy III 4th and 5th verses. A very faithful sermon on the popular amusement of dancing and its evil results. The church was very crowded.

March MONDAY 30 1874

Our folks attended Mr W Carter's funeral at 10 am in Brampton. Rev Mr Jollife P.M. minister preached the sermon...Hired a boy of 18 years Jos McWilliams for 7 months @$14 he started work this afternoon. Spent evening at the Lodge a lively meeting one initiated. Chronicle by Bro Jas Wideman


Father and mother were visiting our neighbours Mr & Mrs R Armstrong yesterday evening. Today drove up to Quin's shop with our iron plow for repairs. Was {illegible word} the sheep and dressing their wool from straw and dirt. The weather is bright and cold and roads dusty.

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