Monday, August 3 1761

Paid Richard Piper 17/3 in full for 30½ lbs of wool bought of him today… In the forenoon Mr Sterry and a gentlemen, a hop-factor, called on me and dined with me on a piece of bacon, a plain bread pudding and some carrots and French beans. After dinner I paid Mr Sterry…13.16.0…in full… Mr Sterry and his friend went away immediately after dinner.

At home all day and pretty busy. In the evening wrote my London letters. How do I sincerely lament the loss of my wife! Oh, how I stand in need of that sincere friendship which was between us!… [29 words omitted].

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