Stevens 1872-03-19

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I went to the County Court, Bristol, this morning and met my solicitor. Before the judge appeared, the solicitor told me that Bessell wished to see me. I went out. Bessell rather complained of a man in his position being served with a County Court Summons. I told him it was entirely his own fault. He had treated myself and my solicitor with contempt. He had nothing to say against the accuracy of the account, but paid what my solicitor asked him, viz

the Bill £15 18 6
My fare, time, etc £2 7 0
  £18 5 6

He ought to have paid my lawyer’s bill too, but I forgot to mention the matter at the time.