Sunday, May 7 1758

About 8:15 George Richardson and Richard Elphick came to see me and breakfasted with us. Soon after breakfast my brother Will came in also. No service at our church this morning, Mr Porter preaching at Laughton. They all dined with us on a breast of veal roasted and two boiled carp. We all were at church in the afternoon; viz., my wife, self, nephew, brother, George Richardson and Richard Elphick. The text in Exodus 20:7: “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.” From which words we had an excellent sermon.

My visitors stayed and drank tea with us, and about 6:40 George Richardson and Richard Elphick went away, my wife and I walking with them so far as the park. My brother Will stayed with us till near 9 o’clock. Paid George Richardson the 0.17.6 I borrowed of him yesterday. Paid Thomas Fuller the 1.16.0 I borrowed of him yesterday. In the evening read part of Wake’s Catechism. This day my brother Will brought me in order for me to keep for him one silver spoon and several pieces of silver, such as: 1d, 2d, 3d etc. and one Dutch crown–all together perhaps worth 10/-.

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