Saturday, April 21 1759

…In the evening went down to Mrs Peckham’s in company with Thomas Durrant, when I received of her 14/4 in full. Spent 8d, but gave away my liquor. Came home about 9:10. Thank God, very busy all day. In the morning about 5 o’clock we had a very great stroke of thunder. Some think it was not but some thing of an explosion in the air, different from that of thunder… Mr Porter’s children at our house in the afternoon…

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