Wednesday, July 9 1760

…In the afternoon my wife walked to Whitesmith to see a mountebank perform wonders, who has a stage built there and comes once a week to cozen a parcel of poor deluded creatures out of their money, he selling his packets which are to cure people of more distempers then they ever had in their lives for one shilling each, by which means he takes sometimes £8 or £9 of a day.

My cousin Molly Hill and Mr Godfrey called on me and stayed some time. My wife came home about 9:20, as did our late servant Mary Martin along with her, who lodged at our house all night. At home all day.

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