Friday, May 19 1758

…Paid Mr Ben Shelley in cash 1.1.2, which sum he paid to Mr Will Ashmore the 17th instant in full on my account. Paid John Watford 11d for 1 gallon beans which he bought in Lewes for me today. At home all day. In the evening read the third book of Milton’s Paradise Lost, and in the day read part of The Peerage of England.

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