Sunday, February 19 1758

My whole family at church in the morning… We had a brief read for losses sustained by fire, which amounted to the sum of £1012 and upwards. The poor unhappy sufferers were Thomas Fuller of Wick in the county of Berkshire and John Spencer of Long Sherborne in the county of Southampton. I collected on the said brief 0.3.3½, and 1½d I gave myself makes 3/5 collected in the whole.

We dined on the remains of Friday, and yesterday’s dinners, with the addition of some potatoes and turnips. My whole family at church in the afternoon. …After churchtime I went into Mr Porter’s and signed the brief read today. In the day read part of the New Whole Duty of Man. In the evening, Thomas Davy being at our house, I read part of Sherlock on death to him. A very cold day.

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