May 1st.  went in the Evening to Bodelwyn with the Parson, Cousin Henry Hughes of lLangoed & severall others to drink Dorothy's Ale, and there I staid all Night, it cost me 2s.
May 2d.  A Very Cold day the Wind W.N.W. nothing else remarkeable but that I tapped a Barrell of Ale this Day.
May 3d. The Wind N.W. and very cold, a great hoar frost this Morning. a very poor Markett to day at lLanfechell. spent 6 pence this Evening for Ale.
4th.  The Wind N.W. & very cold, was this day at Pont y Gist to see old [Pocced bron sw] [unfortunately can't get a x-ref on this name from Pont y Gist on Internet sw] who is now past 80, he followed his dayly labour all along till last Michaelmas he was taken ill of an Ague & fever which was like to carry him off, but has so disabled him, that he has never recovered his strength to labour, brought a penny worth of Tobbacco at Dry[? sw] of Elsbeth uch Rŷs. 
5th.  The Wind still W.N.W. very cold & cloudy, cleared up about 11. was pretty fair and warm in the Evening. the parson preached on Titus 2. ver. 11.&12. went after [eve sw]ning prayer to drink Margarett Sion's ale (the poor Widdow of Richard ap Wm. Pugh Prytherch the Miller) I did not intend to stay no further than my 6d. but I stayed there all night & it cost me 18d. –


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7th.  The Wind full South & very warm and fine Morning, a great dew fell last night, to day I harrow the long [buts sw] in Cae Tŷ'n y lLwyn that were plowed a week ago, I would not harrow it then for fear of wett cold weather. spent 3d. for ale.
8th.  The Wind due N. but still and warm, cloudy all the Morning it rained abt. 9, to day I set out to Beaumares to attend the County Election which begins too-morrow, about 12 in ye forenoon it beg[u sw]n to rain again, & I had rain all ye way till I came to Maenaddwyn, I was sufficiently tired and wett by the time I came to Beaumares, Upon Red Wharf sands I mett John Davies of lLandyfrydog, alias (y gwrndid) who is one of the 24 Capitall Burgessess of Beaumares, [? sw] [Nesta Evans has 'who' here sw] gave me an account that he had was then coming


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