Every day gives wind direction and weather. Illustrates life of a Portlander with a variety of jobs. Refers to loading stone, mason's work, getting up gravel from Bill. He fished, shot plovers and starlings and kept bees. He was a staunch supporter of the Primitive Methodist Chapel and taught at its school on Sundays. He also attended meeting of the Lodge. Some matters mentioned: April. Possible enlargement of St George's churchyard; 30 April. "Rough Pier" being built at Weymouth; 8 May. 3 men drowned in Portland Roads. August. His sister Sarah going to London; 22 August. Saw Lord Rivers "about making out a little labour for him". 9 November. Spanish brig "Camano" ran ashore in Balaclava. 14 November. Convicts worked with him. 25 December. Ship "Brought up of Breston having no wind". At back: list of wrecks and drownings, 1815-1873. Includes also note on ferry house being washed away in great storm of 1824.