Stevens 1882-12-06

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Charles Legge’s wife called and asked me to lend her ten shillings – to pay her grocer. I told her I was compelled to make a rule not to lend money to poor people in the parish, for if I once began I should not be able to stop, as it would be difficult to draw the line, and it would do no permanent good. But I gave her 2/-.