Was called to Mary Sheat at the Palace and afterwards I waited on the Bishop. And he talked about the ingrateful and villainous action of Sam Hill in clandestinely marrying my daughter to Mr. Burland.
Though the rift was to last nearly a year there is an interesting entry only 15 days after it began that Bettey’s step mother was buying her a very handsome present. It indicates that she was not in favour of a prolonged punishment. She had always been a good friend to Betley.
Even more significant is the that Morris in recording this fact in his diary is showing a sub conscious desire for reconciliation.