Stevens 1897-01-03

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Much better, the aperient water having done its work well. Dr Routh came this morning. No service this morning or afternoon but Rev B. J. Smith, Vicar of Alkerton kindly came over and took Evening Service for me. Frank and Jesse Lively went over with Ruby to fetch him hoping he would stay the night here, but as Mr Smith wanted to return to Alkerton he drove himself and little choir boy here. Collection for Churchwardens’ Expenses fund 12/6. Sent to Mr Inns. Mr Smith stayed to supper. I did not see him as the doctor ordered me to be kept very quiet and not to go down and up stairs.