Sunday, July 5 1761

In the morning my brother came over and he, together with my two servants and myself, was at church in the morning… My brother dined with me on a piece of pork and peas and a plain batter pudding. I paid him in cash £10… My brother went home immediately after dinner. Myself and servants at church in the afternoon…

After churchtime Mr Thornton and I rode to Lewes, but did not stay. I received of Mr Thomas Scrase 7.2.11½ in full of all demands to this day. We spent upon ourselves, horses and turnpike 8d each. Came home about 8:30. In the evening Thomas Davy at our house and lodged with me. Oh, how severe is the loss of my wife, a loss so great that I shall never have a person to do for me as she did. Mary Heath came to our house in the evening to wash for us tomorrow, and lodged at my house.

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