Tuesday, November 8 1757

Sent Messrs Margesson and Collison in a letter by Beckett’s carter (Beckett not going to London himself this week) the bill I received the 3rd instant from Mr Sam Durrant of Lewes by the post on Sir Joseph Hankey and partners, 14 days’ date, dated the 31st Oct., value £20 and also the bill I received of Mr Wharton on Mr Ed Pollard (by my brother yesterday) value £20. I also sent Mr John Crouch in a letter one bill on Messrs Margesson and Collison, No. 323, dated today, 21 days’ date, value £10. I also sent Messrs Bancroft and Nixon one bill on Messrs Margesson and Collison, No. 324, dated today, 30 days’ date, value £18, out of which bill 4.17.0 is in full on account of Mr Thomas Fuller. Borrowed of Dame Durrant in cash 1.1.0… Paid Dame Durrant the guinea I borrowed of her as above.

At home all day and very busy. In the evening Mr Burgess smoked a pipe with me. After he went away, I read 2 of Tillotson’s sermons. A very cold, frosty day. In evening examined Elizabeth Blackman in regard to her settlement and I doubt she will belong to this parish.

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