Tuesday, February 17 1756

At home all day. Paid Francis Smith in cash 1.5.0 in part for carriage [and other items, including payment]… to Ashmore on the 12th instant for 2 gallons of gin, one only for myself, O.5.4. I this day sent Messrs Margesson and Collison the bank bill I received yesterday of Mr Porter in a letter by Francis Smith and ordered them to pay Mr Theodore Pigg — in full; Mr Turner Bristow, confectioner, 2.0.5 in full; and Mr Charles Browne, cork-cutter and fruiterer, in full, [for] which see Saturday next if I have received advice that they have done it accordingly. Robert Diggens dined with us… busy a-writing all the evening. A dance in the evening at Dallaway’s.

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