August 15th. ¦5 [this is in the margin opposite this entry sw] The Wind N.W. very calm, sun-shiny and hott all day; my people all this week reaping and binding of Corn, but yesterday when they were employed in Carrying in Cae'r LLorriau which was 288 shocks—
Yesterday I had the mellancholy news of the Death of my Dear friend Mr. William Parry of Dublin who – dyed on last monday of a fever at his house in George's lane Dublin.
|16th. The Wind S.W. very calm, dark and cloudy in the morning; the Evening sunshiny,fair, and very sultry.|
|17th. The Wind S.W. sun-shiny & fair, and tho the wind blew fresh yet it was very hot & sultry all day ; my people finishing the binding of Rhos Garrog Barley to day, and reaping Rhos y — ferem Barley.|
18th. The Wind S.S E. but very calm ,and prodigious hot& Sultry all day; This Sumer [there is a wavy line over the 'm' sw] and Autumn exceeds in heat & dry – -ness all theSumers [there is a wavy line over the 'm' sw] in the memory of man; for not onely all the fresh water Mills are dryed tho the Countrey,but also in a manner all the rivers and most of the Springs: my
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Well by the Kiln that never was known to fail;now stands still & does not run out; Ffynnon Fechell likewise that lyes in Weyn fawr is in the Same condition, so that there is a great scarcity of water ( especially for Cattle) thro– -out the County : pd/ 2d. for mending my shooes.
|19th. The Wind full S. blowing very fresh, yet very hott and – sultry all day, yet dark and cloudy in the morning; dry to excess, so that most seeds sown in ye Sumer [there is a symbol like a comma on its side over the 'm' sw] have perished for want of moisture.|
|20th. The Wind E.very calm in the morning; in the Eveningit blew high but hott and Sultry all day.|