Stevens 1894-07-16

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Showery, breezy and cool. W Barnes’s wife called and asked whether I could let her have out of the Penny Bank the money the trustees had put in for her little girl. I said the Trustees made a rule that the money they put in was to remain. In the Penny Bank till the child was old enough to leave School. I was ready to give her what the child had put in, but as that was only about 2/- out of 7/-, she preferred not to draw it. They had been buying a pig and laid out all their money and now the child wants a pair of boots.

Miss Sottick and I walked round Pound Lane and “Pig & Whistle” this evening. Talked with Esau Tarver who was feeding his cattle by the road-side