Sunday, September 24 1758

In the morning myself and wife at church… We had a brief read today for several sufferers by fire in the counties of Hertford, Dorset and Huntingdon, to which I gave 2d. We dined on a duck roasted, some tripe fried and a light pudding boiled. In the afternoon Thomas Davy and I walked to Laughton Church (we having no service at our church on account Mr Porter preached at Waldron) where we heard a sermon preached by the Rev Mr Fletcher, curate of Laughton, from Luke 15:30-31: “And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.” We came home about 4:30.

Thomas Davy drank some coffee with us and stayed the evening, to whom, and in the day, I read 3 of Tillotson’s sermons. A remarkable fine day. In the evening my wife very ill with the colic.

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