Stevens 1885-10-21

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Visited School and taught.

Visited Eliza Lamb. Miss Dix and Mrs Davies called.

Received a note from Canon Payne, saying that owing to the ill health of Mrs Line, his coachman’s wife, he had been compelled to forbid her taking on any other persons’ washing. She has done ours exceedingly well ever since we have been here; but seems to have lately extended her business in that way, and as I have heard a number of times, taken to drink. Canon Payne’s resolve puts us to great inconvenience, as we cannot get another laundress in the neighbourhood.