Holy Thursday, May 27 1756

In the morning got up and went over to Framfield in order to get my brother Moses to come over to stand the shop while my wife and I went to Dicker Fair. I rode to Framfield on a horse borrowed of Mr French and brought Philip home in my lap. My brother came out with us, but, forgetting something, he sent back again; so he did not come till about 30 minutes after I came home. We dined on the remains of Monday’s and Tuesday’s dinner with the addition of a green salad. About 12:30 my wife and I set out for Dicker Fair on Mr French’s horse. We went to Mr Crowhurst the potter’s, at Bayley’s Lane, in order to buy some earthenware, but he had no quantity of ware burnt, only what was in the kiln; so I did not look out any. We came back to Dicker Fair about 3:30 where, meeting with Miss Day and several more, I had them into a booth to treat them. As we sat drinking, Mr John Kenward of Westham came in, as did Mr French and Richard Hope. Spent on the whole at the fair 3/-. Came home about 8:30 in company with Mr French, John and Molly French, Molly and Elizabeth Fuller, James and Ann Fuller, Miss Day and Richard Hope. After I came home, my brother went home and left Philip at our house. I also went up to Mrs Day’s to carry up 5 yds of ferret [a narrow woollen or cotton tape], which I got at Lewes for her. I stayed, at Mrs Day’s about half an hour.

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