Very wet and stormy. Gave William Swinbourne1
notice to leave this day fortnight, and engaged Daniel Hermisan, an old man of 60 who had been 18 years with Mr J Steed of Northfield
. Went to A G
in the morning. Home
to dine and in the afternoon to Solihull
to see Miss Dickens
who has returned from the asylum but little improved and then on to WW Richards, Olton
, where I spent the eve. He much worried with Fraser coal troubles though still buying Bretts and Holls!
1. Evidently a servant of the Wests'.