Tuesday, August 4 1761

…I dined on some mutton chops fried and cucumbers. In the afternoon rode out to collect in some debts, but got not one farthing. In the evening read part of Sharp’s sermons. A prodigious hot day, I think as hot a one as I ever knew, without it was when we had thunder etc.

Ah, melancholy situation; who can know the value of a sincere friend but those who have been once in full possession of it and then lose it forever.

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