Saturday, September 19 1761

In the forenoon walked up to Mrs Piper’s and assisted them in settling and paying their workmen. Paid John Piper 18d for a bushel of oats. I dined on the remains of yesterday’s dinner with some green salad. In the afternoon down at Mr Porter’s concerning writing to the creditors of Mr Piper deceased. In the evening Charles Diggens called in to see me and smoked a pipe with me, and stayed till near 11 o’clock… Pretty busy all day, but still how melancholy my situation. Paid John Piper the guinea I received of William Wenham yesterday for poor tax.

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