Wednesday, December 31 1755

Paid for 16 brooms 13d. At home all day. My wife at Mrs Atkins’s in the afternoon. About 2:45 Samuel Slater came in from Lewes. He and Thomas Durrant spent the evening with us. Paid a carter for bringing 4 cheeses from Lewes for me 6d. He did not go to bed until 12:25, but all very sober.

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