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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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                           November    Saturday  7     1874

At the plow again today. Also harrowing down the corn hills and potato drills preparatory to plowing the ground Father went to the business meeting of the Quarterly Board on Church matters. In Brampton they have decided to buy a pipe organ for WM Church to cost $1000.00 of which over $600 are already subscribed.

                          November     Sunday  8     1874

At the Quarterly Meeting in Brampton this morning, Rev J H Starr of Streetsville preached, text Galatians VI, 9th verse. A large attendance and a very good meeting. Heard the same preacher again tonight, text, Luke XIII 24th, a plain, practical sermon. A fine warm day, with a smoky atmosphere

                          November     Monday  9     1874

Spent forenoon helping our neighbor J Learment, turning live hogs into pork. Afternoon plowing corn stubble ground with both teams. At Brampton this evening and at "Safe Guard" Lodge No 350, the officers were installed by G H Golding, T.D. W.C.T. Bro J H Ferguson, W.S. H W Dawson.

                            November     Tuesday 10     1874

Mailed last night a letter to New York and a "Banner" to Uncle Adam, F. Bay City, Michigan. Plowing today in turnip ground, very heavy work on both man and beast. Weather continues warm and dry, very little frost at night. Spent evening at home playing table croquet.

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