Friday, December 10 1756

In the morning my brother called on us in his way to Lewes, and I sent by him a bill to Mr John Madgwick (in full)… value 11.16.6. I also gave him in cash 1.1.0, part or all of which he was to pay in Lewes for me… I was obliged to send James Marchant to Lewes for 2¼ yds cloth for Mr Coates, and he, like a calf, stays all night. Oh, such fools! By this piece of his folly I shall have the cloth left in my hands. At home all day. In the evening read 3 of Tillotson’s sermons. A remarkable cold frosty day.

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