Monday, April 6 1761

In the morning down at Halland where there were I believe nearly 5 hundred people to attend his Grace to Lewes, the election being there for the county, but no opposition…

After tea our late servant went home… My wife, poor creature, extreme ill. This day we had sent us for a present from Halland a shoulder of lamb. Oh, how glad am I the hurry and confusion is over at Halland, for it quite puts me out of that regular way of life which I am so fond of and not only so, but occasions one by a too great hurry of spirits many times to commit such actions as are not agreeable to reason and religion, for when reason is in a flustering state the passions are apt to ride triumphant.

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