Thursday, March 17 1757

…Very little to do; a very melancholy time. Read part of the New View of London and Westminster, wherein I find the Royal Exchange stands on ¼ of an acre and 8 rods of ground, and the shops over it rent for very near £4000; viz., 190 at £20 a year, each which I believe to let for more than any one piece of ground of the same size in the known world.

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