Thursday, February 19 1756

At home all day. A very great frost last night; a great deal of snow on the ground. Continued freezing all day. Wrote a letter to Ned Smith in order to send next week by Francis Smith. Paid Joseph Fuller 4/- in full for 2 stone beef received today. In the evening Thomas Davy brought me a new boot to try on, being 1 of a pair I have bespoke near 12 months of Robert Hook. He stayed and supped with us, and he and I played at cribbage; I lost 4d. He stayed till near 11 o’clock. John Streeter, who went post from Mayfield today, says that Arundel post was lost in the snow, and, when found, almost dead.

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