Sunday, March 8 1761

We dined on a calf’s head boiled, a piece of bacon, greens and a plain batter pudding. Myself and late servant only at church in the morning… Myself, late servant and niece at church in the afternoon… In the evening our late servant went home. Mr Thornton and Thomas Durrant at our house in the evening, to whom I read one of Tillotson’s sermons. My wife, poor creature, very ill. How melancholy is my present situation.

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