Monday, September 12 1757

After breakfast Mr Burgess and I went down again to talk with Osborne’s servant about her being big with child, but she would give us no satisfactory answer. From there I went to Richard Page’s, and Whitesmith. Dame Prall a-washing for us half the day; dined with us, (as did James Marchant, who came to help me gather my pears, and John Beard of Lewes, who could call with a how-do-you-do for a dinner) on a piece of boiled beef, apple pudding and carrots and the remains of yesterday’s dinner. Very busy all the afternoon a-gathering of pears, gathering and shaking down near 20 bushels. James Marchant stayed and drank tea with us… Wrote a hop letter for Mr French, and another for Mr Joseph Fuller, also another for Richard Jenner.

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