In the morning rode to several places to collect in some land and window taxes, but could not succeed. Delivered to Ben Shelley in cash twenty guineas in order for him to pay in London for me. Rec’d of Mr Thomas Swaine 4.11.0 in full for land and window taxes due at Lady Day last… A thorough wet day and a great deal of rain fell. Rec’d of Mrs Browne by the payment of Sam Jenner 1.16.0…of John Piper 2.18.0…for…his brother Will Piper deceased…and of Richard Hope 1.15.0 in full for land and window taxes due at Lady Day last. Rec’d of Mr John Vine by his son Charles in cash 7.15.0 in part for land and window taxes due at Lady Day last. Thomas Davy set with me some time in the evening. A melancholy time. Oh, how do I gush at every pore as it were with trouble.