Wednesday, November 11 1761

…After breakfast I rode to Framfield, where I dined at my brother’s… I stayed and drank tea at my brother’s and came home about 7:40. This day balanced the accounts between myself and brother and sister, on account of the keeping of Philip and the rent which my brother had received of James Knight for two years, due at St Michael last (0.S.). After we had balanced the accounts and outset the expenses attending keeping the boy, I received of my brother my share of the remainder of the rent.

Sure a duller time for trade I never knew, and what way to take in order to improve my little fortune I am at a loss to know, being so confined and limited with family connections and so tied down that I cannot exert myself in the manner I otherwise might do.

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