Brilliant day, warm and sunny. Saw nine horses going to plough between Woodside and Severalls. Not so many ‘planes going over as usual.
Saw Poulter tonight, and he told me that Dr Henry Laver’s scurrilous diary has been destroyed by Marshall, the solicitor, on Mrs Lyon-Campbell’s instructions.
read it out to her, and then burnt it page by page. Marshall’s
knowledge of Colchester families must now be
When I got back to Boxted tonight I found that Miss Bentley had mended a bad rent in my mackintosh and had patched one or two other things for me quite without my asking and without expectation of payment.
Very dark tonight, but the new moon comes tomorrow.