Wednesday, May 18 1757

Paid Joseph Fuller 5/6 for 2 stone 6 lbs of beef received today at 2/- per stone. We dined on the remains of Monday’s dinner with the addition of some asparagus. Finished sawing the ½ cord of wood and at work in my garden part of the day. In the evening the two boys and myself walked down to John Browne’s but did not stay. Came home about 6:20. This evening as I stood in my court I saw a star which I imagine to be a comet, it being a star of a different kind from any I ever saw, and as there is a comet daily expected, I conject this to be it.

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