Wednesday, April 5 1758

Rec’d of Ben Mott 2.0.6 in full. At home all day and very busy. We dined on a light pudding and turnip greens. In the evening Mary Heath came to our house in order to brew for us tomorrow. She supped with us and lodged at our house. In the evening read part of Collins’s Peerage of England. A very cold sharp day, and a very hard frost last night. Oh, what can be a greater pleasure than to be employed in an honest calling all day, and in the evening to unbend and relax one’s thoughts by endeavoring to improve the mental and more noble part of man!

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