Wednesday, June 29 1757

…Just before dinner my brother came in, who dined with us on some boiled mackerel, a kidney and some pork fried and green salad. My brother’s eyes being very bad, he wanted me to walk with him to Mr Snellings’ at Alfriston to have his farther advice. And accordingly by about 2 o’clock we set off. We called at Crowhurst’s at Bayley’s Lane and bought some earthenware; from thence through Wilmington to Alfriston, where we arrived about 5:10 and were not so unfortunate as to find him gone from home. We stayed and drank 1 glass of wine and then we went to the Star and had a mug of beer and a piece of bread.

We then came home through Berwick, Selmeston, Ripe, and so to Whitesmith where we went in and had a mug of beer. We came home about 9:10. We spent in our journey: 4½d apiece. My brother stayed all night at our house. This day Mr Chatfield called at my house and I agreed for his wool at 20/6 a tod for my mother.

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