Saturday, January 3 1761

…Rec’d of Mr Thomas Swaine by the payment of Mr Richard Bridgman in cash 4.1.0 in full for half a year’s land tax for part of Halland farm due at St Michael last.

In the afternoon my brother Richard came over and stayed with us all night. Our late servant came home in the evening… My wife, poor creature, very ill, but still bears her illness with a patient and cheerful resignation to the divine will, still maintaining a Christian temper and mind.

Gave the carrier’s servant 12d to his Christmas box.

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