Thursday, February 26 1756

About 11 o’clock Mr John Withington, Messrs Bancroft and Nixon’s man, called on me. I gave him a small order; he stayed and dined with me. After dinner Master Hook and I walked to Uckfield. We got to Framfield before Mr Withington. I gave him a bill at Framfield, which I drew on Messrs Margesson and Collison…for payments as under:

In full for Thomas Fuller, chandler     5.1.0

On my mother’s account                 1.3.6

Rec’d of Mr John Withington             0.0.6

6.5.0, equal to the draft as above.

My mother paid me the 1.3.6 and also paid me for some Manchester goods which she had on the 27th of July last, 2.3.5. Master Hook, my brother Moses and myself went to Uckfield and accidentally met with Mr William Rushton there, who treated us with a bottle of wine. I gave him orders for a piece of white calamanco and 1 black anterloon [woolen clothing material?], I spent 6d. We came back and called at Framfield and came home about 8:10.

My business at Uckfield was to look on some leather breeches, but Mr Hart was not at home; so my journey was all void. I left the gun, my late father’s, at Fowle the clocksmith’s to be new-stocked. I came home a little merry. This day Mr John Clinch’s daughter was baptized. The sponsors: T. Fuller, F. Gibbs, Mrs Vine Jr, Dame Durrant. I received a letter from Mr Fletcher to advise me he shall be at Lewes on Tuesday the 2nd of March next (and open on the next morning) with Mr Samuel Ridings’s horses.

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