Sunday, January 9 1757

In the morning myself, nephew, and maid at church… We had a brief read for the parish church of Trees in the county of Salop for the sum of 1130 pounds and upwards, to which I gave 2d. We dined off the hog’s lights boiled and 2 of the feet, tail and turnips. Myself, nephew and maid at church in the afternoon (my wife not at church the whole day, being not very well)… After evening service Mr Burgess came into our house and stayed and smoked a pipe with us. I agreed to have his roots for the use of the parish and accordingly sent my maid in the evening to order Ed Hope to carry 2 loads of them to John Durrant. I am to give 3/- a load for carrying of them. In the evening Thomas Davy sat with us an hour or two, to whom, and in the day, I read 5 of Tillotson’s sermons.

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