Sunday, December 30 1759

In the morning John Durrant Jr bleeded my wife, for performing of which I gave him 6d. No service at our church in the morning, Mr Porter preaching at Laughton. We dined on the remains of Tuesday’s dinner with the addition of a raisin suet pudding. Myself and servant at church in the afternoon… Thomas Davy at our house in the evening, to whom, and in the day, I read 4 of Tillotson’s sermons. Mr Francis Elless lodged at our house. about 11:50 at night we had a violent storm of wind and rain etc., and according to the report of some a good deal of thunder and lightning.

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