|26th. The Wind N. blowing high and the effects of last night's Storm appeared this morning in haveing thrown down the same Fir Free again that I thought I had secured by a Strong rope, & near a Ton weight of large stones put on the roots of it; the rope was broke in two & the Stones scattered from about it. about 8 I set out to meet my Brother Lewis & other Comiss– - ioners of the land tax at Amlough to hear & determine ye Merits of a Surcharge that the Surveyour of the Lights had brought against severall persons in Twrkelyn Hundred; And tho it appeared plain that the Surveyour had not certifyed his Surcharge & given notice to those persons according to the Act of Parliament yet the Marjority of the Comissioners who were Mr. John Owen of Presaddved, LLoyd the Irishman of Hirdrefaig and Robin Owen Wirion of Penrhose ˆdetermined it against the peopleˆ however John Owen of LLanerchmedd insisting that these comission [there is a wavy line over the 'm' sw] –ers should draw up the Case & state it specially that it might be sent to the Judges for their oppinion upon it as the Act directs, it was with a visible reluctancy they at last complyed with that: I dined with Mr. Lewis at Tom the Smith's house where I was treated, but pd. 1d2/1 for ale & 1d2/1 for Tobacco, & pd. 6d. to a man for carrying a Letter to ye Post Office it grew calm about noon and not so cold but made severall showers of small rain, set out for home about 4 & was at home by night, and well I came then,for about 6 it began to rain, & rained excessive hard from that time till 9 &all the while very calm, but about 9 it began to blow hard from S.S.E. & raining all the while, till about 10 it brought down a great deal of Snow, And freezed afterwards before day.