Monday, October 18 1756

At home all the forenoon. Paid Francis in cash 7.14.4, which, with a book debt of 1.10.7½… balances our account to the 1st day of this instant (the carriage of one cloth of wool to London excepted)… After Smith and I had balanced accounts, I found he had charged too much in my carriage bill by 6d, which he returned. He dined with us on part of the neck of mutton bought on Saturday, boiled, an apple pudding, turnips and some of the broth, After dinner I went over to Mr Francis Hicks’s at Chiddingly and weighed up his wool…for which [6.9.11] I gave him my note of hand payable to him or bearer on demand. Stayed and Smoked 2 pipes and came home about 5:20. Sent by Francis Smith 127 fleeces wool, weighing 9 tod 24 lbs, and which I gave him liberty to sell for me at 19/- per tod, and the cloth at 4/6. In my absence my wife paid Dame Trill 3/- in full for the keeping Ann Braizer, due today. In the evening carried down to Mrs Atkins a Warwickshire cheese and stayed about 40 minutes. Came home and wrote my London letters… Read part of the Apology for the Life of Bampfylde Moore Carew.

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