Sunday, May 23 1756

Myself and maid at church in the morning… After churchtime Mr Stone let my wife and me blood. We dined on the remains of Thursday’s dinner with the addition of a bread pudding. My wife, myself and maid at church in the afternoon; the text in Matthew 6:24: “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” After churchtime my wife and I went up to Mr Burgess’s, but Mrs Burgess being not at home, we did not stay but came home and drank tea. In the remaining part of the day read 3 of Tillotson’s sermons. In the forenoon there was a brief read for fire to which I gave 3d. In the afternoon we called a vestry about Tester’s affair, but came to no resolution.

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