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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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SATURDAY 23

Completed the task of plowing the root field 2/3 acres and harrowed it - Viney arrived at home tonight from Toronto her health improved a good deal. Spent evening in Brampton. bought a pair of frey check tweed pants at Wilkinson's $6.50. a white vest at H.C. Co. @ $2.62 1/2.

SUNDAY 24

Went to S. School this forenoon. Supt abs. Sic peas present Mr N V Watson addressed the scholars on the lesson. Numbers XIV 1 to 10. "{?} unbehist" - Heard Rev W Burns preach in Brampton WM Church to night - text John III. 3rd verse. There is a large congregation. the church being almost filled very fine Sunday night.

MONDAY 25

Was observed as a public holiday by majority of folks - All the family but myself spent the day at C Snells - Was plowing all afternoon - Viney, Emma & I drove down to Brampton tonight to the Good Templar;s Concert in Music Hall. It was a success the singing and readings were excellent all the performers were from Toronto vicinity and Hamilton.

TUESDAY 26

Yesterday a drizzling rain from the west fell during most of the time - Spent today plowing and working up the root ground. Fitted up the new bell in a neat frame and cover and put it on the peak of kitchen roof. a wire leading for ringing down into kitchen.

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