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1877, July 23rd, Monday

J Fowler butcher married to Sylvia Bishop by Mr Montagu, curate of Epwell acting for me in my absence.

1877, July 29th, Sunday

Visited Widow Hillman and her son who is better and about again but unable to work.

Visited Mr Joseph Dix and read and prayed with him. He appears to be gradually getting weaker.

Visited Widow Cakebread and Elizabeth Gibbs.

Attended Boys Sunday School this morning.

1877, July 30th, Monday

Girl Anna Hone daughter of Thomas Hone senior called and asked me to sign her papers as candidate for free passage to New Zealand at expense of Colonial Government. I told her I would do so when she had got the other necessary signatures. Her father was imprisoned some few years ago for a criminal assault upon this daughter. Two of her brothers were as boys convicted of burglary and sent to a Reformatory. They are now in America.

Read about the Rev Edward Stevens here.