Saturday, May 15 1756

At home all day. This day I resigned up my school to Francis Elless. We dined on the remains of Wednesday’s dinner. In the afternoon my brother Moses came over and took up a suit of clothes for Peter Adams’s son. In the evening read part of the Freeholder where I find the following quotation from Seneca when he is advising the fair sex to abstain from interfering with politics: “I will discover to you a philter that has neither drug nor simple nor enchantment in it: Love, if you would raise Love.” The motto of the Rt Hon Lord Chancellor Somers: “Useful rather than conspicuous.” The Freeholder gives my lord a most exalted character for virtue, humility and wisdom.

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