Tuesday, March 2 1756

This day was Shrove Tuesday. At home all day. Carried up to Mrs Day’s 1 cwt raisins; drank tea there. Rec’d of Mr Samuel Gibbs 8/9 in full except for the boy’s schooling and 1 lb gunpowder. In the evening Thomas Davy at our house. We played at cribbage; I won 3d. We dined today on the remains of Sunday’s dinner with the addition of 3 sausages. Paid for sweeping my chimney 6d. Heard this day that the Duke of Cumberland is a-coming into Sussex to view the seacoast.

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