Thursday, May 20 1756

At home all day. We dined on the bullock’s heart baked and stuffed, with a pudding under it. Catherine Trill drank tea with us. This day I completed reading the Freeholder, which I think an extreme: good thing… George Richardson called and breakfasted with us. He informed me that war was declared against France on Monday last [the beginning of the Seven Years’ War].

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