Saturday, July 8 1758

…About 10:30 my brother-in-law Sam Slater came to inform us that my wife’s sister died yesterday about 4 o’clock. He stayed and dined with us on a light pudding, some mutton chops and green salad. A very wet day almost continually. My brother went away about 4:30. In the evening finished reading of Thomson’s Seasons, which I think a very good thing, he in my opinion having described nature very justly.

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