Sunday, July 29 1759

In the morning rode to Mr Snelling’s at Alfriston to consult him further concerning my wife’s illness, but he was not at home; I went forward by his servant’s direction and found him at Mr Allfrey’s at Westdean. We came back to his house where I breakfasted with him and paid him in cash 3/8 for medicines I had of him the 21st instant and today. I came home about 11:20.

In my absence our late servant Mary Martin came to see us and dined with us on some bacon, a pudding cake and some French beans. My family all at church in the afternoon; the text in Joshua 24:24: “And the people said unto Joshua, The Lord our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.” From which words we had an excellent sermon as I think I ever heard. Our late servant stayed and drank tee with us and then went home… In the evening my wife walked out for air.

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