Stevens 1885-10-06

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R. Austin called this morning and said there was a talk in the village to the effect that I was going to send a surveyor over the farm and make him pay for bad farming etc. I told him I knew nothing of it; but that I was making arrangements for the Farm Committee to go over the farm and report to me any matter to which they desired to draw my attention.

Drove Bell to Chipping Norton to meet her sister Bessie. She arrived at 11.30 and left at 4.15. It rained nearly all day. We put up at the White Hart?, the best hotel in the place – dined; and sat there till it was time to return. We saw her down to the station but did not wait for her train as it was raining and wanted to get home before dark.