November 20th.  The Wind N. & by W. very moderate bordering on a calm, Sun Shiny fair & warm all the morning, about noon it gathered clouds and blew very high and very cold all the Evening, insomuch as much before 8 at night the water was froze: The Priest preached on John Chap 6th. 67th.& 68th. verses: Last Thursday the 17th. Instant Mr. Francis LLoyd of Rhosbeirio with his wife & Children removed from Beaumares where they had lived 2 years to Manachty his new purchased Estate; there is about 18 pound a year besides the farm of Manachty in this County, for all which tis supposed he gave above 2000 pound.
2ist.  The Wind N. blowing fresh & freezing all day, acompan- -yed with frequent Showers of snow, that was not melted by night, made more snow in the night, that in a manner covered the ground: Received To Day a Letter– from Mr. Owen Prichd. of Liverpool giveing an acct. that my Daughter was safeley arrived at Leghorn – sometimes in the last month, and was well & hearty, A – very long voyage! haveing sailed from Liverpool about the 20th. of last August; but blessed beGod for protecting her there safe to her Husband : he likewise gave me an account of his receiving a Letter from one Denham an Attorney in London demanding the payment of a Bond of 54L. which may good Son owed one Fearon a Taylor, & which Mr. Owen Prichard & Mr. David Wright had been bound for him in April last to save him from going to G[oa sw]l: Let it be observed (forI shall make no remarks upon ye Youth who is onely 35 years of age, nor shall I trouble the reader with a description of of a person overwhelmed with grief & distresses by such his conduct )that in ye spring 1742 I borrowed 250L. secured by a Mortgage to pay all his debts in London ( among whom I am sure,this Fearon was one, but as ye money were delivered my Son to discharge those debts , it is very plain that he did- not pay this Taylor one farthing, & perhaps there are a great many more so besides him: May the Great God touch his heart & give him Grace to see his follies!
22d.  The Wind came to S. W. about 5 in the morning, & rained very hard for about an hour which melted all the Snow, made some rain afterwards in the Evening, but generally the day was dry . but cloudy & dark, & blowing fresh·

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