December 15th.  The Wind E. blowing high & excessive cold & freezing all day, yet Sun shiny and serene& clear.

16th.    1. ● [this is written in the margin below '16th.' sw] 

The Wind E. blowing fresh and exceeding cold; the frost encreasing every day more and more, as it freezed — more last night than any night this year, together with a hoar frost this morning, which it had left off for these 3 days past . pd. 3s. 4d. for 2 sheets of zzthree Sixpenny stamps [this sum is incorrect, unless there was a charge over and above the face value of the stamps. One sheet of 3x6d. stamps =18d., two sheets = 36d., which is 3s. sw]

17th.  The Wind E. in the morning calm & warm, & but little hoarfrost, came about noon to S. S. E. & continued so all day & night, & thawed gently .
18th.  The Wind S. blowing briskly & thawing gently, about 3 in the Evening it blew very hard, & on the fall of night it blew a great storm, and rained very hard for half an hour; In ye morning I went along with Mr. Wm. Lewis ye younger of Trysclwyn, Mr. John Hughes of Glan yr afon, & my Son to LLyn y Gors Rŷdd to see Mr. John Hughes scateing on the Ice, and he scated from Cae Rhôs y fownog in the South End of the pool to Nŷth yr Alarch in the North end of it in three minutes time– there being no water from Nŷth yr Alarch to the Damn only the great ditch which was not frozen.
19th.  The Wind S. blowing fresh in the morning, & very stormy in the Evening, which brought some rain down about 6. The Parson preached on John Epist.1st. Chap 3d. & vers. 8th. I was pained all day with something in my throat; that I could not swallow without pain, & rested very ill in bed .
20th.  The Wind S. blowing fresh & a mizling rain all the morning ; the Evening dry, but windy and dark; rested very well this night, I bless God for it, but my throat still continues very sore.

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