Wednesday, November 25 1761

…Bett Mepham drank tea with me. At home all day and very busy all day. Oh, what a pleasure is business! How far preferable is an active busy life (when employed in some honest calling) to a supine and idle way of life, and happy are they whose fortune it is to be placed where commerce meets with encouragement and a person has the opportunity to push on trade with vigor…

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