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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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April SUNDAY 5 1874

Drove spring waggon up to S.School. Supt and Sec pres. lesson - Exodus XX 1 to 17 "The Ten Commandments" the "Canadian Messenger" was distributed as usual on 1st & 3rd Sundays in the month, this one has a picture of Hon A McKenzie. J.C.S. and family were here today snow storm tonight from the East.


A wintry morning, nearly six inches of snow on the level. Drive waggon up to R Quin's Shop and brought home our iron plow, $4.00 worth of repairs put on it. Spent evening at Lodge, 4 brothers from Toronto and 7 from Edmonton had a good meeting. Had a select oyster supper before the Lodge opened.

April TUESDAY 7 1874

Hauling rails and stakes to various places repairing and making gates &c . &c. Guy Bell exchanged with us 12 bags of white oats for an equal quantity of our black oats. Had a visit today from Misses Elsie, Emma and Hattie Modeland, three sisters of Dawson Moreland.


Drove spring wagon to Brampton early this morning for a load of men who were going to the Sale of John Snell's Stock. Sale started at 12 oclock by JR Page auctioneer from New York, a large crowd of people present, the principal purchasers were from the United States. on average the prices were good - total $22,000 about

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