2 October, in the year of our Lord 2021
Nothing yet come too badly of the lack of fodder for the horses, so up, and by coach to visit my mother and father, who were at home and in fine spirits, and shew them all the little sketches and pictures I made of my time in Morrer, my father much joyed at the sight of them, and most of all my sketches of the little cottage, for it did break his heart to sell it; but much contented at the sight of it so unchanged, more I think than I ever saw him contented for any thing. The mother of Mrs. Macduff hath sent him a pretty card for the strong water that he sent to her.
After supper, home, and the realisacion that Mr. Jones’ little card is not as magick as I did think, for by the Messenger from him that he hath done the Reckoning for our holiday and that I am indebted to him the sum of 14l 8s. 9d, this being for fodder pertaneing to the travel by coach, seven suppers, sundry sandwichs and Victuals, incl. a stop off at Burgher king on the way home. And so to bed.