Friday, December 22 1758

…At home all day. In the evening read part of Addison’s Evidences of the Christian Religion. Sure never was a more melancholy time than now. What the reason is I know not, but I have so little trade and my trust is so great that I think I must be ruined. And how to extricate myself out of my difficulties I am quite at a loss. I should not care how poor soever my own living was, so I had but a prospect of not losing that little I once had.

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