Tuesday, January 15 1760

…My brother came over in the forenoon and dined with us on a hog’s flesh and pearl barley pudding, turnips and potatoes. Rec’d of Matthew Lewer by his wife 4/- on account of Mrs Virgoe, and which money I have placed to the credit of Mrs Virgoe’s account between her and myself. This day balanced accounts with John Watford Jr and received of him in cash 1.7.8 in full… At home all day. In the evening wrote out Mr Elless his bill. My wife bad with the rheumatism in her face. Gave a man 6d who went about with a petition to make up his loss sustained by fire at Watling in this county, the damage being estimated at about £55.

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