Stevens 1879-12-24

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Visited Jane Legge, Humphrey Sabin, Dyer, John Young, W. Payne, Mrs Dix.

Austin Hillman’s wife Sibford Ferris came this evening and asked me to give her a Christmas present. I told her I rarely saw her at Church, her husband never, that he had not paid his allotment rent and had not made any apology for not doing so. – and that he never knew me when he saw me. She said he had been out of work for a month. I said I feared he was one of those whom the masters were glad to get rid of. I gave her 2/- to get something for herself and children and bade her tell her husband that I had a word or two to say to him on the first opportunity.