Sunday, December 16 1759

John Durrant Jr bleeded my wife in the morning, for performing of which I gave him 6d. Myself only at church in the morning… We had a thanksgiving prayer read for the late victory obtained at sea over the French Fleet by Admiral Hawke near Belle Isle. We dined on the remains of yesterday’s dinner, with the addition of a rabbit roasted. No service at our church this afternoon, Mr Porter preaching at Laughton, where our servant went. Thomas Davy at our house in the evening, to whom, and in the day, I read three of Tillotson’s sermons.