April 17th.  The Wind N.W.high, scorching & very cold & blasting withall. my people still at the same work of sowing Barley
18th.  The Wind W, fair and clear & moderately warm, from 4 a clock in the Evening till far in the night it rained a small, warm pleasant rain, the Parson preached on Acts 3d. vers i9. ye Same as this day fortnight. haveing writ to my son above a fortnight ago (upon my engageing to M. L. yt he would Joyn with me in a Recovery t[o sw] Secure ['Recovery to Secure' is underlined in another pen, or pencil sw] ye 800L) to come down to the Countrey, and to answer my letters by the first Post of him so doing tho I expected every Post, have not heard a work from him yet, Sent to day to ye Post Office at LLanerchymedd to see if any had come by the la[st sw] Post, but notidings, & the Sessions beginning to morrow, I do not know for shame how to appear to ye man, nor what I shall do for money to pay my great Debt. God help me & assist me, Children, relations, & pretended friends all proving the Same, & to aggravate more my misfortune Old Row.Wms. came here to day with a Dun. pd Abraha [thre is a line above the last 'a' sw] Jones Surveyour of the Highways 5s. tax towards repairing the High way.
19th.  The Wind W. very cold, but clear & fair, Set out from home to go to Beaumares abt. 12. the Sessions beginning to day - came to Bwlch Gwynn about 2 in ye Evening where I spent 6d for ale & arrived in Town about 6, but the Court was up before, pd 6d that night at my Lodgings in Griffith Prichard's House.

20th.  The Wind W. clear & fair, but cold, Mr. Rowlands of Caere, being designed for a Foreman <of the Grand Jury> refused to be, & it being proposed to most of the rest of the Gentlemen to be Foreman, every one refused, which put the Count to some disgust, & would have been all Fined had — not M. Lewis come from the Hall to the Green (where we all were) ——    

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