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August 18th. The Wind W. dark & cloudy till 10 a clock all the rest of the day fair, calm & dry, a small Markett to day at LLanfechell because of the Harvest, my people to day are reaping of Rye & Barley at Coydan .
|19th. The Wind W. very cold in the morning, & dark & cloudy – set out for Beaumares Sessions (that begun yesterday) about 7. drank a quart of Ale at Bwlch-Gwŷn, & was in – Town by 10 a clock, pd. Wm. Wynne at the Barber 10s. for a Periwig, begun to rain a mizling rain about i in the Evening, which continued for about 2 hours, rained much harder afterward for 2 hours more; Mr. Baily that represents this County in – Parliament came to Town this Evening, Where Mr. Wm. Bodvell <who was formerly a great Whigg> had come to meet him and Join the Tory Faction to set him up at the next Election, dined at my Lodging where I paid 11d. pd 10d– afterwards for Ale, and 1s for my Man.|
|20th. The Wind S.S.W. calm, & raining a dirty mizling rain from day break to 9 a clock, the rest of the day dry, but dark & cloudy pd. 1s. at dinner, & 14d. afterwards for ale.|
|21st. The Wind S.S.W. & raining very hard all the Morning till i in ye Evening when they went to Court, & the Grand Jury were sworn – who were, John Owen of Presaddved Esqr. Foreman, Tho: Rowlands of Caera Esqr. John:Griffith of LLanddyfnan Esqr. Hugh Hughes of Plâs Côch Esqr. Edward Owen of Penrhose Esqr. John Wms. of Trejarddur Esqr Robert Owen of Marrian, John Griffith of Ceidio, Lewis LLoyd of Maes= y Porth, Hugh Jones of Cwminod, Thomas Mredith of Celliniog, David Lloyd of Hên-Eglŵys, Richard Wms. of Carrog, Thomas Wynn of Beaumares Gentleman: & my self. dropped 6d in the glove, & 10s. 6d. at the Grand Jury Room, all the Grand-Jury dined this day with the Sherriff.|
|22d. The Wind W. rained very hard about 9 this Morning, fair & dry the rest of the day, The Judges, Sherriff, Councell & all the Gentlemen in Town (which were a great many, not for any buisness there was, but to dance in Balls & feasting which were every night) dined this day with the Grand Jury, made a second dropping afterwards of 8s to discharge the extraordinary expence incurr'd from those invitations. pd. 3d. for Ale at night, & went to bed at i0 a clock.|