Shortest day. Pleasant weather. A hunted hind came down Galley-hill into the street; where being headed by the village dogs, it turned back to Well-head, & was taken in Kircher’s farm yard, & put into the barn, being quite run down. One of the Gent. pursuers let it blood, & hired a man to watch it all night. in the morning by seven o’ the clock a deer-cart came, & took it away. There were several Gent. in with the dogs, when they took the deer. The dogs & hind were said to belong to Mr Delmee, who lives near Fareham. The deer was turned-out in the morning on Stevens Castle down near Bishop’s Waltham, which is at least 18 miles from this place. The dogs were short & thick, but had shrill notes like fox-hounds, & when they ran hard opened but seldom, so that they made but little cry.
Posted by sydney on Dec 21st, 1787