Tuesday, March 16 1756

At home all day. For dinner we had the remains of Sunday’s and yesterday’s dinners. Paid Francis Smith in cash £10…which he is to pay in London for me; see the next time we balance. In the evening posted my day book to this day. Trade I find to be very dull. Not that I want to get an estate; no, if it will please the Supreme Being to bless me with only enough to pay every one their own and to maintain my family in an indifferent manner, I am satisfied. A very sharp wind these 3 or 4 days past, which has dried the roads prodigiously, even to make the dust steam. After supper read Homer’s Odyssey. Sent Messrs Bancroft and Nixon 3 yds hair shag at 7/-.

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