At church in the morning; the text, 5th chapter Job, 6th and 7th verses: “Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground; Yet man is born unto trouble as the sparks fly upward.” Not at church in the afternoon; obliged to make the window and land tax books.
At home all day, busy. Lucy Durrant and James Hutchens drank tea with us. Mr French, Piper, Fuller and Durrant here in the evening to get me to make the land and window tax books against Monday morning. This day I heard of my late servant George Beard of Chailey being married to his servant. Paid for a shoulder of mutton, 6 lbs, 21d.