Friday, August 8 1755

At Halland about 7 times; otherwise at home all day. Nothing more of moment, but I find I sell but little to Halland on the account I would not give Mr Coates 7d per pound for his West Country wool on the 1st instant, which I should have lost not less than 40/- by, had I bought it at that rate and fulfilled my other engagements. Paid for 4 doz of brooms 4/-.

Friday, August 1 1755

Paid John Fitness 8/9 in full for 6 corn hooks. Paid for bread ½d. Between schooltime carried up to Thomas Fuller’s 6 lbs of 6d sugar. Went to Chiddingly after schooltime to look upon Mr Hicks’s wool. Bid him 6¾d per pound for it. Paid Francis Smith in cash 18/2, which with £12.7.0 sent him by his boy the 29th July is in all £13.5.2, which he paid for me in London, as under (to wit)

To Margesson & Co.                 £13.0.0

To Crowder & Co. in full           £0.5.2

In the evening went down to Halland to look upon Mr Coates’s wool, which was all West-Country, and because I would not give him 7d per pound for it he huffed me prodigiously.