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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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April WEDNESDAY 1 1874

Working at the stovewood splitting and piling. Received a letter from Uncle TJ Harrington of Carthage, Mo. Our folks were visiting at Mr JM Jones's, they had a pleasant time. This month starts with a bright pleasant day, but a wintry feeling in the air the roads smooth & dusty as July.

THURSDAY 2

At pretty much the same work as yesterday. Was also rebuilding some fence that was prostrated by the wind. Viney got a letter from Aunt Jennie Rice. A newspaper from TJ Harrington The "New York" Temperance Advocate just come to hand

April FRIDAY 3 1874

Drove team and waggon over to Norval saw mill and brought home 550 ft of culled pine lumber @ $4.00 per thousand and 100 ft pine scantling @ $10.00 per M. Spent evening at Edmonton Lodge, four were initiated including Mr Joshua Modeland, a township councilor, had a good meeting.

SATURDAY 4

Was repairing and fixing up the little front gate. Our boy finished splitting the stove wood. Spent afternoon at JM Jones's Auction sale of furniture and implements - also house and park lots. The most of the articles brought high prices. Minnie and Nellie Jones are here visiting our little folks.

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