Stevens 1879-05-14

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Buckingham’s wife, Sibford Ferris called and asked me to lend them 3/- to get some seed potatoes. I told her I had been compelled to make a rule not to lend money to my parishioners – I gave what I could where needful – and I had helped them so much. Though, I did not say so to her that I feel I can not do any more just now.