Saturday 22nd August 1846

“Only one gang at work owing to last night’s feast and those odd men excepting me, only one carman at work out of three, both screeners absent, one whereof, Charles Dutton, was dreadful drunk. John Vincent Smith tried at the Old Bailey for the murder of Susan Tolledy last Saturday and found guilty.”

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Friday 21st August 1846

“Annual bean feast amongst men at Eccleston Wharf comprising the master clerks (except myself only, not liking night feats which disorder the system and break the rest), weigher, carmen, wharfingers, screeners, lightermen, and some of the dealers’ men. The feast will be held at the Monster Public House, St George’s Place, over the wooden bridge, Chelsea. Ann Fox bought old edition of ‘The Whole Duty of Man’, with very good plates, at booksellers in Holborn for 1s 3d.”