Wednesday, February 26 1756

At home all day. Paid James Fuller 4d for a comb he bought for me at Lewes on Saturday last, which I gave to Samuel French. This day I bought of Dame Mott the younger of Laughton 1 gold ring, for which I gave her 8/-, and 1 silver bosom buckle, for which I gave her 6d. Paid for ½ gallon of flour 3½d. In the evening I posted my day book whilst my wife read that moving scene of the funeral of Miss Clarissa Harlowe to me. Oh, may the Supreme Being give me grace to lead my life in such a manner as my exit may in some respect be like that divine creature’s! Oh, how happy must that life be which is spent in virtue!

Rec’d of the wife of John Jones of Waldron 3/- on account. Paid Mrs Virgoe £7 on account. She stayed with us about 1 hour in the evening. I wrote for her to Mr John Dicker and Mr Henry Tapsfield Jr for the balance of their accounts due to her late husband.

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