Sunday, August 29 1756

In the morning our maid went to see her parents, Paid her 12/-. About 9:20 George Richardson came to see us, and he and I went both to church where we had a fine sermon from the 11th, 12th and 13th verses of the 23th chapter of Job: “When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me: Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy.” We dined on a roasted loin of mutton and French beans with a pond currant pudding. George Richardson, my wife, nephew and self at church in the afternoon. The text in Ephesians 5:16: “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” From which words we had a fine sermon wherein Mr Porter very earnestly begged and entreated all his hearers to reform the vicious courses of their lives and to immediately set about a reformation and repent them of their past bad actions and to become new Christians.

George Richardson stayed and drank tea with us and went away about 6:30. I paid him 2/1 in full for 2 pairs of boot straps he got for me. In the evening read two of Tillotson’s sermons. Gave John Globs 2d for carrying of a letter for me to Thomas Page’s in order to go to Tunbridge Wells2

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