Monday, May 15 1758

…Paid Mr Francis Elless 12d in full for William Dallaway’s schooling. We dined on the remains of yesterday’s dinner with the addition of a boiled mackerel. Thomas Cornwell at work for me in the morning. He breakfasted with us and made my wife a present of 5 trout, for which, with the roach he gave her Friday, I gave him 12d… In the evening read part of Sherlock on judgment. About 10 o’clock my brother Sam Slater came to see us and stayed all night.

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