July 8th.  The Wind S. blowing very fresh & drying well, So that by 9 a clock the hay was dry enough to be raked that was wetted all thro with last night's rain .
9th.  The Wind S. blowing fresh and generally cloudy & overcast all the morning. but continued dry till 4 in the Evening when it made to rain, and made nothing but raining from that time till night, and I believe all night·
i0th.  The Wind S. blowing very fresh and generally Sun Shiny and drying well all day and all night. pd. 2/1d. for Tobacco Pipes.
iith.  The Wind W. & by S. blowing fresh Sun Shiny hot & Sultry and drying well all this day also. & my people were early in the hay: On the fall of night it grew cloudy & overcast & begun to rain about ii at night, & continued it all night.
i2th.  The Wind S. blowing fresh & raining hard in the morning till 9; the rest of the day Sun Shiny and drying well: pd. 4d. for Sewing Silk.
i3th.  The Wind S. W. blowing high and stormy & especially in ye Evening. and raining hard from long before day till 9 in the morning; the rest of the day was dry, but cloudy dark & overcast: pd. 1d. for thread, & 6d. to Thomas ab Wm. Thomas LLoyd the Taylor for mending my– cloaths, and pd. 14d. for a quarter of Mutton.
14th.  10● [this is written vertically immediately below '14th.' sw]The Wind S. W. blowing fresh and generally Sun Shiny &clear but dry all day till near night when it made rain: A Great Ecclipse of the Sun at i0 this morning very visible, insomuch that the light part of the Sun was no bigger than the Moon when it is 3 days old: Superstition had possessed the Vulgar to ye degree that in Severall parishes in this County (and this among the rest) they had desired the Ministers to read them prayers: Paid John Aird a Scotch Pedlar 9s. for cloath ·
15th.  The Wind S. and by W. very moderate and pretty warm, but generally dark & cloudy most part of the day. yet did not rain; Delivered Hugh Roberts of Holy head 14s. to pay Mr. Wm. Morris for News papers, Books &che had paid for in Dublin for me : gave 1s. to a man yt suffered loss by fire.
16th  The Wind W. & by N. very moderate & warm & raining very hard before day, and excessive hard about 5 in the morning; the rest of the day was Sun- shiny and dry, & my people in the hay.
17th.  The Wind N. W. and blowing moderate, with a dirty mizling rain almost all day and cold for the time ofthe year: The Priest preached on Rom: Chap: i3th. & the last part of the i3th. verse.

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