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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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FRIDAY 12

At the same work as yesterday. Had the team and wagon, there were four other teams, all hauling gravel from Armstrong's pit unto the Centre Road for repairing - Spent evening at Choir practice Received a copy of "Carthage Advance" from Uncle Tom.

SATURDAY 13

At the road work all day and finished up. having put in 9 days work. The roads look well now the ground was dry and loose and easily handled. Mr M Gummerson was path-master Went to Brampton tonight & brought home the guest: Ssister Elsie had a birthday party. 6 yrs old

SUNDAY 14

At Ebenezer U S. School this morning. Supt and Sec Treaa. pres. lesson. Deuteronomy XVIII. 9 to 16 "The True Prophet" or Moses the type of Christ. Heard Rev Mr Matthews preach in W.M. Church in Brampton at 6 P.M. text. I Peter 1st chap. 15th & 16th. A sermon on Holiness and was well delivered -

MONDAY 15

Had the team rolling the fallow. Was mowing with the scythe the grass in the front yard and on the garden paths. A good prospect of a heavy rain is in view - Spent evening at the Lodge the members turn out very poorly. "Chronicle" by Bro of A Morton.

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