Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1877, March 1, Thursday 

Rev. A. Short, Diocesan Deanery Inspector, examined School this afternoon. Canon Payne accompanied him.

Harry Manning answered best in Religious Knowledge examination, and Mr Short adjudged prize to him. The others mentioned were Marion Harris, Maryann Lines, John Jay.

Met Humphrey Sabin who has been ill with bronchitis but is better.

1877, March 2, Friday

Humphrey Sabin’s wife came for wine for her husband and child.

Called on Miss Dix and returned copy of Mr Eliot’s letter to her which she had sent for my perusal.

Wrote list for coal distribution and ordered 17 tons of Cave.

1877, March 4, Sunday

Very wet and cold. Very small congregation. Holy Communion 19 communicated. 9/- offertory.

Called at Widow Cakebread’s. Read and prayed with her and had some conversation with her daughter-in-law Thomas Cakebread’s wife who was in charge. Gave her 5/- for her mother-in-law’s use.

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