Wednesday, May 30 1759

…My wife very ill all day. Oh, a melancholy time! What will become of me I cannot think. Very little trade and always so afflicted with illness–but let me not repine at that, as it is the will of the Supreme Being, which always knows that is better for us than we ourselves. Possibly it is good for us that we have known affliction.

Gave Mr John Babcock 12d for going to Lewes for me for a gold ring for Sam Elphick, which I am to be paid again. Joseph Fuller Jr smoked a pipe with me in the evening.

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