Stevens 1885-02-06

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Rain and high wind.

Received note from Canon Payne asking me to take a wedding at his church next Tuesday at 10.30 as he was too unwell to promise to take it.

Visited Anna Aris and spoke to her grandson Tom – who has no work and treats her badly. She says he must go to the workhouse, as she cannot keep him. The boy seems very much worse than he was before he went away from Sibford.

Great excitement about the fate of Khartoum  and the capture or death of the heroic General Gordon.