Wednesday 15th July
Mr M. Clark, of M & A Clark, arrived today.
Thursday 16th July
Very busy. The “Racoon” 22 Guns Captain Count Glenchen and Prince Alfred arrived here at ½ past 8 P.M.
Friday 17th July
The volunteers out at ¼ past 9 A.M. meeting the Prince as he came ashore I went on board the Racoon. There was a grand ball given in the Castle in honour of the prince. The Castle and part of the town was illuminated I had a walk at night through the town with Mrs R. & Christina.
Saturday 18th July
The Racoon away at ½ past 6 A.M. Prince Alfred expressed himself delighted with what he saw and how he spent his time here.
Sunday 19th July
In the morning Mr Leith preached from the 5th verse of the 3rd chapter of Revelation he that over cometh the same shall be clothed in white raiment and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life but I will confess his name before any Father and before his angels (and in the evening) he shewed the battle the victory and the reward In the evening he preached from the 7th & 8th verses of the 116th Psalm Return unto thy rest O my Soul for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with Thee For thou hast delivered my Soul from Death mine eyed from tears and my feet from falling. I had a walk down the canal and the bank with Christina.
Monday 20th July
I had a letter from Kate and says that Aunt & George Sutherland is at Dornoch and George is very poorly also that Mrs Geo Kennedy is no more. I wrote Lexy and Kate.
Tuesday 21st July
Not very busy today. Angus is poorly. I has a walk with Christina and got her carte de visite. I got an album for her.
Wednesday 22nd July
Angus being not out today was pretty busy. I sent 3 bags wool away to F.H.McLeod Glasgow.
Thursday 23rd July
Nothing particular today.
Friday 24th July
Not very busy today. I had a short walk in the evening.
Saturday 25th July
A beautiful day. The Revd Mr A Adam, Portree came today.
Sunday 26th July
In the morning Revd Alexr Adams of Portree preached from the 17 & 18 verses of the 3rd chapter of James But the wisdom that is from above is first pure then peaceable gentle and easy to be entreated full of mercy & good fruits without partiality & without hypocrisy (18a) And the fruit of righteousness is sorrow in peace of them that make peace. And in the evening he preached from the 8th verse of the 26th Chapter of the Acts Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you that God should raise the dead. In the afternoon Mr Murray Garrabost preached from 31st verse of the 5th chapter of Acts Him that hath God exalted with his right hand to be a prince and a Saviour for to give repentance to Israel & forgiveness of Sins.
Monday 27 July
Fine day not much doing.
Tuesday 28 July
Mrs Pope got very ill today. I was up at Goathill and bought 248lb Pork Ham from Sandy Gerrie.
Wednesday 29 July
We were very busy today.
Thursday 30th July
Sacramental Fast day. Mr Adam Portree gave a most excellent discourse from the 22nd Chapter of Genesis The trial of Abraham’s faith. I presented. I was at dinner in Mrs Russell’s. In the morning I had a pleasant walk with Christina J. Nicolson and John down to Melbost Sands.
Friday 31st July
I went up to Goathill to see Sandy about the hams. I saw Mrs Gerrie for the first time for a long while back. She hardly spoke to me.
Our drawings for the past month is £740-3/- which is very good we never drew so much in a month.
The past month has been exceedingly warm. The crops have come on wonderfully.