In the morning it was fine but it looked as if there would be showers. Harry was sent on horseback to Mr Hay’s. I started on a horse to spend the day at Mr Halliwells but I had an accident, the saddle turned round and I fell off and the horse made off with the saddle dangling under its belly. I tried to catch him but unsuccessfully, the saddle came off & I carried it as far as Bristoes and walked home knocked up.
After lunch Henry went and caught the horse and picked up the saddle & attachments.
Carpenter came from the other place in the evening to work here next week, he brought the mail. It came on a misty rain in the afternoon and continued during the evening.