|July 16th. The Wind N. clear, sun-shiny, fair and hot all day, my people employed to day in carrying in the upland Hay, and makeing it in a stack.|
|17th. The Wind N.W. dark and cloudy in the morning, with a very great dew, cleared up about 8, my people still are carrying in the hay all the morning, and rakeing the meadow hay in the Evening. Came here to day two recruiting Officers [there is a line over the 'cers' sw] from Dublin; Captain Tonge belonging to Lievt. Generall Dalziel's Regiment, and Livt. Roberts belonging to Collonel Philip Bragg's Regiment with 17 or i8 recruits to be sworn & certified, they came by Boat from H-head to Tre-vadog & walked from thence here, about 12 they returned back, after they had refreshed their men with meat & drink at LLanvechell .|
|18th. The Wind N.W. dark & cloudy in the Morning, with some rain, fair & dry the rest of the day, with some sun-shine; my people part of the day dischargeing a Sand Boat, the rest of the day in ye hay. pd. 3d. for Ale.|
|19th. The Wind N. very cold in the Morning, dark & cloudy, my people this day & every other day till dinner time in Rhôs y Ferem grubbing the small Gorse. the rest of the day they were rakeing of Hay and making some of it in Big Cocks.|
|20th. The Wind N.W. dark & cloudy in the Morning & very cold; cleared up about i0 & ye Sun shined. the rest of the day clear & hot, my people at the same work as before; a pretty good Markett at LLanfechell; bought of a Cardiganshire woman a piece of a Bagg of Hopps that weighed 52L. for 5d.2/1 a pound; allowing me one pound towards ye Bagg, & I paid her 1L. 3s. 6d. for it. pd. 18d.for a Lamb,&2dforCrabs.|
21st. The Wind W. & by N. very cloudy & dark till ii ye Sun shined for an hour afterwards, but the rest of the day dark & cloudy, my people all this day cleaning & preparing the [there is a line between this line and the next that could be an underline to 'th' in 'the' or a line over 'C' in 'Cemaes', or it could be a mistake sw] Oats I sold to Wm. Peters of Amlough, who is to send a Ship to Cemaes next week to receive it. others of them begin to carry home the Sods, or peat from Cae'r Mynydd.
# [this hash is in the margin opposite this line sw] The Parson set all Caerdegog Tythe yesterday for 29L. 10s. lower by severall pounds then it has been of late years, tho ye Crop is good, & ye markets so too.