Monday, March 22 1756

At home all day. Paid Thomas Burfield 21/- in full for 3 doz of beehives received by him today… We dined on the remains of yesterday’s dinner. My brother Moses and Molly French dined with us. After dinner my brother went to collect in some small debts, but could not get one farthing. My brother came back and drank tea with us. In the evening I read a sermon preached by the Rev Mr Nathaniel Torriano M.D., curate of Hooe and Ninfield in this county, on the 6th Feb., being the day appointed for a public fast and humiliation on account of the earthquake which happened at Lisbon on the 1st day of Nov. last, from the 20th verse, 34th chapter of Job: “In a moment shall they die, and the people shall be troubled at midnight, and pass away: and the mighty shall be taken away without hand.”

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