Thursday, July 14 1757

My brother Sam Slater stayed and dined with us… and stayed until near 5 o’clock. In the evening my brother and I went up and bought Joseph Fuller’s wool at 7½d per lb. This day we had a tempest of thunder, lightning and some rain, which began about 2:20 and continued about an hour, though it was but little all the time. But about 8 o’clock it came up again; though the thunder then seemed at a great distance, the lightning was very much and I understand continued all night. It rained till about 11 o’clock, though I believe the most violent part of the storm was over between 9 and 10 o’clock.

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