March 22d. The Wind S.E. dark & cloudy most part of the day with frequent showers of still warm rain, charming growing weather.
Pease [this is written in the margin opposite this line sw] sowed to day by the Espalier Hedge in ye Wall garden a Pint of fourty Days Pease, set also some Cabbage plants –
|23d. The Wind N.E. a clear sun shiny day but very cold, my servants still at the same work on the farming buisness, and my Gardiner now employed in clea[n sw]ing & weeding the borders of the Garden.|
24th. The Wind N.E. dark & cloudy weather all ye Morning, the Evening fair and Sun shiny, my people still on the Same work. to day I had full possession of a — ∎∎∎∎—
|Thus Ended the year 1735. famous for nothing remarkeable in England. but for the daily depredations of the Spaniards – upon the English Merchants, and no redress to be hoped for, — the English Ministry being held in every Court in Europe in the utmost contempt; and tho they have as great a Fleet now, as ever England had, in time of War, besides a Standing Army maintained these Severall years in time of peace to the Number of above 20000 men, ye no use are made of all these to right the Merchants, & retrieve ye glory of Old England, but are made use of at home to force obedience to cruell Tyrannicall Laws, which otherwise would never be complyed with.|
|Here begins the Year 1736.|
|March 25th The Wind S.S.W. dark & cloudy in ye Morning the Evening fair warm & pleasant. my people at the same work.|
|26th. The Wind S.S.W Fine, warm, gentle showers of Rain in the Morning, the Evening very warm clear & pleasant. the Lad in ye Garden preparing Hot beds for ye Bell-glasses.|