Wednesday, November 30 1757

Gave one Duffield at Isfield (who came with a petition signed by the minister and churchwardens of the said parish, to ask charity on account of his house being burned down last summer by lightning) 6d. Just before dinner my brother Will came in, who dined with us on the remains of Sunday, Monday and yesterday’s dinner with the addition of 2 ducks roasted and a light pudding. He stayed at our house until near 4 o’clock. James Marchant drank tea with us. About 5:10 I went down to Jones’s to the parish meeting (notice thereof being given Sunday last in the afternoon) when we made a poor…

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