October 4th.  The Wind N. W. blowing high and stormy, but nothing like yesterday; yet for all these great storms of wind we had not one drop of rain. they say that two ships are cast away S. W. of Holy head, but at Tre fadog in LLanfaethly a large West India man belonging to Liverpool is staved to piece[s sw] [the end of the word is lost in the binding sw] & all the men perished but one Welsh man that swam ashore; her ladeing was Rum, Sugar & Cotton, the Sugar was all Melted by the Sea, the Casks of Rum came ashore & the Countrey people ( they say ) after drinking what they had a mind of, Knocked out the heads of ye Casks & destroyed the rest.
5th.  The Wind S. W. blowing moderate, & raining from 5 in the morning (&sometimes very hard ) till ii. The Evening ( except some few small showers) fair & dry.– gave Richard my man 6d to bear his charges goeing to Beaumares with the Recognizances to the Quarter.
6th.  The Wind W. blowing fresh, dark & cloudy in ye morn the Evening clear & fair, The Market at LLanerchmedd very low, Wheat & Rye especially; the latter sold at i8[s sw] [the unit of money is half in the binding sw] & the Wheat for 24s. a pegget.
7th.  The Wind S.W. blowing fresh, Sun shiny & fair all day but made very great rain in the night. To day I begun to sow wheat in Cefn y Groes Pinfold.
8th.  The Wind S. W. calm, clear, sun shiny & very warm all day; about 10 this night it made very heavy rains a full Market to day at LLanfechell; the Herrings still continue very dear, & tho they take 2, 3, or 4 hundred a Net, yet they sell them for 14, or 15d. a hundred.

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