Tuesday, July 10 1759

In the morning about 6:10 rode over to Framfield where I breakfasted with my brother and also dined with him in company with my brother Richard and Mr George Beard on some part of a leg of lamb and some beans… We met intending to settle my mother’s affairs, but as my brother had not got in all the book debts and bills, and at the same time my brother Richard behaving very contrary, we did not settle anything. I stayed and drank tea with my brother and came home about 7:20. About 0:10 we had a tempest of thunder, lightning and rain, which continued near an hour. The thunder did not seem to be very sharp here, though the lightning was almost continual. My wife paid Mr Sam Beckett 16d in full for 4 lbs of lobsters received by him today.

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