Monday, February 23 1756

At home all day. In the morning Master Durrant’s man, buying a great many things, came in and breakfasted with us. After dinner a man called at the door, who says his name is Matthews, with a horse loaded with horse-hair hats, corks and glovetops. I sold him 20 ½ lbs short horse-hair at 4½d per lb and 1½ lbs long ditto at 10d, and 17 skins for 4/4, all which he paid me for in ready money except 9 pairs of glovetops which I took of him at 5d per pair. What he bought of me I am to pay the carriage of to London. In the evening I wrote my London letters and sent a bill, value 15.12.0, to Mr Matthew Blake in full to this day… Also read the newspaper. I received a letter from Mr John Collison wherein he says he has paid Bristow the 2.0.5 I mentioned the 21st instant (see the others on Saturday next). As I was a-writing all the evening, my wife read Clarissa Harlowe to me.

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