Tuesday, May 31 1757

At home all day. Just before dinner my brother Will came in, who dined with us on n piece of bacon, plum suet pudding and potatoes. Thomas Davy and my brother drank tea with us. My brother stayed till near 8 o’clock. Thomas Davy and I in the afternoon and evening played, I conject, above 50 games of cribbage and then left off just as we began, having neither won nor lost. A very melancholy time; nothing to do; provisions extremely dear. [Following heavily crossed out] My friends, myself and wife always in contest and… my life is become rather burdensome… But, oh! what would the… [remainder completely illegible].

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