In the morning Mr John Crowhurst brought in the earthenware bought the 22nd ult. Paid him 3.0.6 in full. Very busy all day. Paid Thomas Wickersham in cash 6d, which with a book debt of 0.14.7 is in full for carriage of coals and all demands. We dined on a leg of lamb boiled and spinach with light pudding. In the evening Master Darby and Charles Cooper came to my house, he having just arrested Master Darby agreed to take a bill of sale of Master Darby’s goods. They both lodged at our house all night. My wife very ill all day… A very melancholy time with me; my wife very ill, and I am prodigious uneasy about Master Darby’s affair for fear I should have been guilty of any harsh or inhuman usage. Oh, that I lived in solitude and had not the occasion to act in trade. But still I hope and think I have done nought but what is consistent with self-preservation and the laws of equity.