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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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April SATURDAY 25 1874

Drove to Brampton town in the buggy this morning and received a letter from Viney, she is well pleased with the appearance of Oshawa. Plowing in the orchard this afternoon and finished all but the headlands. A snow storm from the east set in this evening.

SUNDAY 26

Fully 4 inches of snow this morning. Went to S.School on horseback. Supt abs. Sec pres. lesson Exodus last chap 17 to 30 "The tabernacle set up" The school was addressed by Mr NV Watson. Went to Brampton WM Church this evening, heard Rev T Sims preach text Hebrews XII 16th & 17th He is a PM Minister

April MONDAY 27 1874

Was engaged in completing the picket fence on S.W. side of garden, used some of the best of the old pailings excepting which the entire fence is new. Spent evening at the Lodge, a large attendance, two initiated the Officers for next quarter were elected mot many important changes made

TUESDAY 28

Was trimming with the saw and jacknife, the young orchard and the garden trees Also chopping in "other place" bush, trees near the railroad have 3 1/2 cords piled up. The weather is very cold, the frost severe at night, a cold North wind. Mailed last night letters to Viney and {I or J} Taylor.

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