Monday, December 1 1760

After breakfast my father Slater went home upon my horse (he coming yesterday on foot). My father made my wife and myself a present of a guinea each, which I look upon aa done from a principle of good nature and compassion for our misfortunes, so that I look upon it as a thing of greater value than barely the worth of the present…

Mr Porter made my wife a present of 2 carp. Mary Heath a-washing for us half the day and dined with us on the remains of yesterday’s dinner …At home all day. My wife very ill and myself a good deal disordered with a cold. Mary Heath lodged at our house. Paid Betty Mepham 2/6 for attending my wife this last week. Pretty busy all day.

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