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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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April THURSDAY 9 1874

Commenced laying a new fence of old rails dividing the orchard field in two parts of about 9 1/2 acres & 5 1/2 acres. Sold a 4 yr old cow to Joe Smith for $36.50 for beef. Spent evening and staid all night at JC Snell's, all the talk was about the sale the prices on the Short-Horns were not so high as they expected


Spent the day chopping in the lower bush some large maples and beeches that were thrown down by the wind into lengths for sawing, from 12 to 20 ft according to size. Had a visit to day from Mr and Mrs Jones, they intend leaving Brampton shortly for Bowmanville.

April SATURDAY 11 1874

Spent last evening at the Edmonton Lodge, two visitors from Brampton, JM Joness & GH Golding a very pleasant evening was spent. At the same work as yesterday Viney mailed a letter to Aunt Jennie Rice. The weather is very cold and blustering.


Spent forenoon at SSchool Supt abs {short for absent} Sec pres {short for present} - lesson Exodus XXXII 1 to 6 & 19th & 20th verses - "The golden calf" {long squiggly line} Rev JG Scott preached at Zion at 2 P.M. and renewed the Quarterly tickets. Heard him preach in Brampton tonight text - Job - XXXV 10th verse A good sermon - some thoughts on music

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