Stevens 1878-11-19

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Visited Reuben Sabin – gave him ticket for 10 cwt coals and told him that as he had gone into business he would not be eligible in future – he was out of temper as usual – said I had taken the land from him and he meant to keep it. I told him I could not have taken it from him as he had never been the tenant. He said he had consulted a solicitor who had offered to see hi through it. I told him he had probably not stated the facts to him correctly – and recommended to him not to be foolish and burn his fingers.

Went to Brailes. Box of astronomical slides lent by Mr Hurst of Linden House Littlemore for use of Dr Routh arrived. Coal distribution today under Charles Barnes’s supervision.