At home all day. Messrs Grant, Barlow and Wigginton’s rider called on me. In the evening wrote out Mr Coates’s, Joseph Fuller’s and John Watford’s bills. Paid for 2 lbs of beef 6d.
At home all day. Paid for milk ½d. Nothing more of moment; only posted part of my day book. My wife read part of Clarissa Harlowe to me in the evening as I sat a-posting my book.
At home all day. Paid Francis Smith in cash 10.11.0 which he is to pay in London for me. Paid for bran 2d; paid for 1 hundred [i.e., hundredweight] walnuts 6d…. In the evening about 8 o’clock Mr John Dulake of Waldron brought me 2 tuns of salt and other things from Lewes.
Rec’d of Samuel Elphick 6/10 in full for his indentures, which I saw William Fuller and him cancel today in my kitchen. Rec’d of John Jones the 21/- I lent him the 16th day of July. Paid John Jenner of Hailsham in goods 16/11¼ and in cash 10/2, which is in full for hats I this day rec’d from him under:
6 hats at 2/- 0.12.0
4 ditto at 2/6 0.10.0
3 hats at 13 0.3.3
l ditto 0.1.10
N.B.: I charged 13½ lbs of lamb’s wool at 4½d, which I am to send on Saturday. Paid the postboy 9/- for 1 dozen women’s cloth pattens I received this day from Thomas Freeman. My brother Moses came over and stayed about 2 hours.
At home all day. Not at church all day. No churching in the morning. My wife very bad with the rheumatism. Paid for bread 1d.
At home all day and busy. Paid for part of a neck veal weight 4 lbs, l4d. Rec’d of Joseph Fuller 3 tod 20 lbs of wool at 7d, 3.7.8. Rec’d of Richard Carter by wool and money 5/- in full for making a bond for him in April last. This day weighed of my wool; to wit, 334 fleeces, weight 20 tod 20 lbs, which I have sold to Messrs Reeder, Cox & Co. at 19/- per ton. Paid for butter 3d. This day I left Mr Samuel Virgoe’s shop and I owe him l¼ years’ rent, 12/6. Paid Francis Smith… in full for money he paid this week in town for me [including] … for stamping Samuel Elphick’s indentures, 0.3.6… Rec’d of Mrs Mary Virgoe the 27/ lent her the 8th instant. My brother Moses came over and helped me pack my wool.
Paid for 6 whitings 3d. Paid Dame Cornwell for 1 pr white yarn hose 3/-. Moses came over and drank tea with us and stayed till 7 o’clock. Thomas Davy came and stayed the evening til1 10 o’clock. We played at cribbage. I won 1d.
Lent Mr Richard Stone, doctor, in cash 5.5.0, for which he gave me his note of hand… This day gave Henry Vine 2d for going to Framfield. This day wrote an agreement between John Watford Jr and Sarah Thunder, wherein she hires part of John Watford’s house at 5/- per quarter, to be paid quarterly, and she to pay the window tax. On failure of her paying it quarterly, she is to go out of it at a quarter’s notice. N.B.: she is to enter upon it the 11th instant. My brother Moses came over after dinner and stayed till 5 o’clock. He drank tea with us. At home all day and busy. My wife very bad with the rheumatism. Paid John Cayley 6.6.6 in full for the bill I received of him the 24th September 1755 on Weeks, for which I gave him my note of hand, but now took in.
At home all day and busy. Mr Bridgman and his daughter drank tea here. Lent Mrs Mary Virgoe in cash 27/-.
Paid Richard Jenner in cash 3.8.6½ on account of Francis Smith, he being to pay money for me in town, and paid Mr James Hutson in cash for Francis Smith 2.11.11. At home all day and busy. Mr Richard Comber called and dined with us and stayed till 5 o’clock. Two women from Waldron drank tea with us. Rec’d of William Horsecraft 6d in full for schooling.