Tuesday, July 31 1759

Ben Shelley and his wife breakfasted at our house. Sent by him enclosed in a letter to Mr Allen Chatfield the receipts and bill I received of Mr Piper yesterday and gave him in cash 8.14.8 (being the money I received of Mr Piper yesterday) in order to pay Mr Allen Chatfield…

James Bull at Whitesmith dined with us on the remains of yesterday’s dinner with some carrots. In the afternoon my wife paid Mrs Porter a visit. Down at Halland three times today. A great deal of rain today. In the afternoon drew off a barrel of cider. James Marchant supped at our house, be helping me powder some sugar for Halland.

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