Tuesday, January 18 1757

We dined on a sparerib baked in the oven. My wife very ill. In the evening balanced accounts with Mr Francis Elless and received of him 1.19.11 in full. He, together with James Marchant, stayed and played at whist with us; my wife and I lost 6d each; viz., 6 games at 1d each game; In the evening balanced accounts with Francis Smith by his brother Josias Smith and sent him by Josias 2.12.0… After balancing I gave Josias Smith in cash £10, which he is to pay to Mr John Crouch for me.

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