Thursday, April 27 1758

My brother stayed and dined with us on a baked rice pudding and after dinner went away for Lewes. Paid Mrs Weller by her daughter Fanny £4 in full for one year’s interest for £100 on bond due the 5th instant. Paid Mr William Goldsmith in cash and goods 0.13.9 in full for carriage of goods from Lewes from the 26th November to the 21st April, both days inclusive. Joseph Fuller and he stayed and smoked a pipe with me. At home all day. Read part of The Peerage of England. Oh, the torment of a guilty conscience! But how I do hope I shall yet, through the grace of Almighty God, have strength to resist any such temptations for the future…

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