Stevens 1877-06-27

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Finished hay making at the “Slinket”. There is said to be 2 tons well got up.

I have employed

  • B Messenger, mowing: 8s.
  • ditto, carting: 3s. 6d.
  • Widows Young and Robinson, 5½ days at 1/6, 8s. 3d.

?Superintended? by Percival Webb to whom I gave 3/- as a present.

Mr Herbert called and paid me his rent to Lady-day last. He charged me £6 per ton for hay and 5/- per week for mare in his field 4 weeks, although I understood when last I spoke to him that I was to have the “bite” in the orchard. We have now arranged that he is to have permission to turn sheep or cattle into the “Slinket” and I am to send the mare into the home fields.