Thursday, September 3 1761

Paid to the postboy for Mr Thomas Freeman 5/3 in full for pattens etc. received from him today. I dined on the remains of yesterday’s dinner, with the addition of a bread pudding and French beans. Mrs Browne drank tea with me and brought up her books, part of which I posted… In the evening read part of Russell’s OEconomy of Human Nature. The thoughts of my mind are so full of melancholy apprehension from the dullness of trade in general that I am even alarmed at what may prove the consequence, and the severe loss I sustain in that of an affectionate wife.

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