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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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                           November     Thursday 19     1874

Spent forenoon firing a large stone in center of orchrd field This afternoon was hauling firewood for Jas Sewell, off the line of C V Railway in the "other place" woods. This evening we had a general melee and slaughter in the poultry house killing and dressing 14 hens for the market.

                            November     Friday 20      1874

A snow storm about three inches fell last night, spent the day choring around and making preparations for winter. This evening Mrs Watson lectured in Ebenezer Church to a full house on the "The Street Arabs of London" A load of Brampton young people were up at the meeting.

                            November      Saturday 21     1874

Mrs Watson staid at our place last night. This morning I drove her down to Brampton in time for 9 o'clock train, she will attend the Grand Lodge, I.O.G.T. next week at Brockville. Sold to J C Snell two Berkshire hogs 5 months old @ $12.50 each. Sold to Mr Marshall of Boston a shearling Cotswold ram @ $20.00

                             November    Sunday 22     1874

Went to S. School at 10 A.M. Supt and Sec. pres lesson Mark XIV 3 to 9th "The Anointing of Christ at Bethany". Rev Mr Bell preached at Zion this afternoon and tonight in Brampton, text, Psalm XCVI 11th verse, a deeply impressive sermon, abounding with striking illustrations and full of spiritual fire.

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