At home all day. Messrs Grant, Barlow and Wigginton’s rider called on me. In the evening wrote out Mr Coates’s, Joseph Fuller’s and John Watford’s bills. Paid for 2 lbs of beef 6d.
At Halland about 7 times; otherwise at home all day. Nothing more of moment, but I find I sell but little to Halland on the account I would not give Mr Coates 7d per pound for his West Country wool on the 1st instant, which I should have lost not less than 40/- by, had I bought it at that rate and fulfilled my other engagements. Paid for 4 doz of brooms 4/-.
Paid John Fitness 8/9 in full for 6 corn hooks. Paid for bread ½d. Between schooltime carried up to Thomas Fuller’s 6 lbs of 6d sugar. Went to Chiddingly after schooltime to look upon Mr Hicks’s wool. Bid him 6¾d per pound for it. Paid Francis Smith in cash 18/2, which with £12.7.0 sent him by his boy the 29th July is in all £13.5.2, which he paid for me in London, as under (to wit)
To Margesson & Co. £13.0.0
To Crowder & Co. in full £0.5.2
In the evening went down to Halland to look upon Mr Coates’s wool, which was all West-Country, and because I would not give him 7d per pound for it he huffed me prodigiously.
Rec’d of Mr Coates £5.15.6 in full for the bill delivered the 21st instant. Wrote out Mr French’s bill for Mrs Virgoe. Paid Joseph Fuller for 13 lbs of beef 3/3. Paid for bread 1d. Except for going down to Halland, at home all day. Mr Coates informed me of the Duke’s being down soon.
At home all day. Paid for butter 3d. My wife carried in Mr Coates’s bill, the balance of which was £5.15.8¾. Nothing more of moment. Rec’d of Rippington’s boys 6d in full for a week’s schooling.