Wednesday, May 12 1756

We dined on the shoulder of veal bought on Saturday last, stuffed and baked in the oven with a flour pudding under it. James Rabson, Martin and Gower of Laughton drank tea with us, they buying a great many things. About 6 o’clock Joseph Fuller and I went and took an account of Thomas Tester’s goods, which we valued at about 6.13.0, though I believe it is justly worth £8, and then not over-valued. We called at Master Piper’s and smoked 2 pipes and drank part of 2 bottles of beer. I also called in at Joseph Fuller’s, but did not stop. Came [–] about 9:30. I this day lent Joseph Durrant my horse to go to Berwick upon….

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