Saturday, February 12 1757

At home all day. In the forenoon Thomas Fuller Jr killed the hog for me, which Mr Elless and I bought of Mr French the 3rd instant, and breakfasted accordingly with us… Gave John Dan on the parish account 12d… John Watford and his father a-gardening for me all the afternoon. Joseph Fuller, his wife, and son’s wife, together with Bett Fuller and my brother Moses drank tea with us. (My brother did not stay). Mr Fuller and the above-mentioned, except my brother, stayed and spent the evening with us and played at cards; my wife and I lost 10½ d. They stayed and supped with us on bread and cheese etc. I have taken no more than £8 this week. A terrible time…

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