|1855[1st Month] 23 Tuesday [23-342] January|
A cloudy morning; after Breakfast harnessed "Kitty" to go to ---- for Loin ---- left ---- ---- ---- when Harford called about Settlement for the Cart.
---- Mr Harford Bill @ 3 for £23 for a farm cart dated 12th January, due 15 April at Messrs Schlanders.(Nelson) (see forward 13th April)
Drove to ----- and brought away Loin, Neck and head and pluck of Mutton(of Cleaver )
Home to lunch and then ---- "Kitty" -- again and commenced carting ------ from front fence when it came on heavy gusts ----- and rain which frightened "Kit" and after some twisting and jumping she upset herself and the cart. Arthur brought help from Kensetts (Kensett Sons, Johnson, Raddings) I then got her to sights without damage. Put her up and in to change my clothes and dine, then writing up a/c's.
5 minutes to 9pm, as Jane and I were at supper (all the children having gone to bed) we
were much alarmed by one of the heaviest shocks of Earthquake yet felt in the settlement
of Nelson. Shaking everything on the mantelpiece and rocking the house to and fro
Shock of Earthquake at 5 minutes to 9 o'clock
Doing great damage at Nelson to the stores and Chapels and indeed to all Bricks buildings or most of them.