Friday, August 15 1760

…In the afternoon my wife went down to Halland to pay Mrs Coates a visit… In the evening after I had shut in shop walked down towards Halland to meet my wife, but not seeing of her I went in and stayed some time, in company with Mr and Mrs Porter, with whom we came home in company about 9:30.

This day his Majesty’s purse of £100 was run for on Lewes Downs, when only Lord Partmore’s brown horse Bosphorus started for the same. There was also a bye-match run for a considerable sum between the Duke of Richmond’s grey horse Muli-Ishmael (Muley Ismail?] and Sir Matthew Featherstonhaugh’s gray mare Sally, which was won by the former with great difficulty, he not beating by above half a length, and at the same time the knowing ones were very much taken in.

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