Monday, April 30 1759

…Paid Mrs Rebecca Weller by her daughter Frances in cash £4 in full for one year’s interest on a bond of £100 due the 5th instant. In the afternoon Mr John Breeden of Pevensey came to our house in order to take an inventory of my mother’s stock-in-trade. He together with Richard Page and his wife drank tea at our house, and after that Mr Breeden and I walked into a neighboring field to see a person pick up 100 stones laid one yard’s distance from each other, which he performed in less than 46 minutes, but he should have done it 45. The distance is near 5¾ miles. In the evening wrote my London letters. Mr Breeden supped and lodged at our house and Joseph Fuller smoked a pipe with us in the evening.

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