Sunday, August 1 1756

In the morning sent Roger Vallow over to Framfield with my mother’s flax etc. James Marchant breakfasted with us. My wife, self and nephew at church in the morning; the text in 1 Corinthians 10:12: “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.” We dined on a piece of bacon, cauliflower and pond plum pudding. After dinner my maid went to Laughton to inquire after a dozen of scythes sent me from Mr Roase’s the 22nd of June and which I never heard of until that day. Mr Roase called at my house. Just before churchtime in the afternoon Mr John Collison came in, and he, my wife, self and nephew went to church. The text in Romans 8:13: “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.” After church I called a vestry concerning allowing of Trill’s people more than a crown. The majority of the vestry agreed that 5/- was a sufficient allowance; so I paid them it this month and am to continue it. I payed the poor as under;

To Trill0.5.0
To Wood0.4.0
To Dame Pilfold0.6.0
To John Streeter for doing for do.0.3.0
To Babcock0.4.0

I balanced the cash account with Mr John Collison and paid him 7.1.3 in full of that account. I also balanced the goods account and paid him in cash 31.7.9, which…leaves due to balance £16 besides that of Samuel Virgoe’s. Mr Collison stayed and drank tea with us. I went and brought him going on his road to Chiddingly. My servant found the scythes at Wickerson’s at Laughton where they had lain ever since they were sent, they having no directions. Gave Mr Collison my draft on Mr Robert Dawson for 2.19.10 …payable to Messrs Margesson and Collison or order, which, if he gets, is to be placed to the new cash account.

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