Friday, April 23 1756

At home all day. My brother breakfasted with us and dined with us on a piece of pork, batter pudding and greens. Dame Barnard drank tea with us. This day I had a fire-grate set up. Our maid went in the morning to see her friends. In the evening my wife (I being busy) went up to Mr John Vine’s to tell him that I thought of leaving this place; so I would have him let the schoolhouse. After my wife came back, I went down to Mr Porter’s to tell him the same. I stayed and supped there and came home about 10 o’clock…

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