<17> Monday 17, Met with the High council <of > at my office, also the High council of . prefered many charges against . After the testimony & the councillors had spoken, I addressed the council at some length showing the situation of the contending parties, that there was in reality no cause of difference that they had better be reconciled without an action, or vote of the council, and henceforth live as brethern, and never more mention their former difficulties, and they settled accordingly.—
<18> Tuesday 18, Elders. , & left Cheltenham, for — 110 <mi> where they arrived in 7½ hours, at Wm. Allgoods No 19 King St Borough. and were kindly received by Mrs Allgood, who took them to Kings Arms Inn.
Great distress is prevailing in Ireland; no work and provisions very scarce. The truth is spreading rapidly in , & Scotland.