Tuesday, May 30 1758

Sent Messrs Margesson and Collison (enclosed in a letter) by Messrs Beckett and Shelley the bill I received yesterday from Mr Sam Durrant… We dined on the remains of Sunday’s dinner with some green salad and gooseberry pie. My wife and I drank tea at Joseph Durrant’s. In the evening went down into the fields to see Mr Elless, Thomas Fuller and Thomas Durrant run a foot-race of 24 rods, which was won by T. Durrant.

In the evening read part of the 10th book of Milton’s Paradise Lost. At work in my garden part of the day and also a-sawing some wood. No news yet about Master Darby’s affair. Lent Joseph Durrant my horse to ride to Mayfield Fair upon.

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