9. Mr High sheriff with me, I drew up a petition for him to the Lords to take of his burden, he was much afraid it would continue another year. I ventured with him, it would be passed in both Houses a sheriff for Essex, before Christmas, or I was to give him 5s. for two books which if, I was to have them for nothing. Mr Wm Harlakenden went towards London I gave him 5s. to buy me two Hebrew Grammars: his chief occasion was about the sheriff's business.