Rec’d of William Eldridge 3/2½ in full. Paid for butter 3d. In the afternoon Joseph Fuller and William Piper smoked a pipe with me. In the evening I went down to Mr French’s; bid him 7d a pound for his wool; stayed and smoked 2 pipes. Came home about 9.
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, busy. Lucy Durrant and James Hutchens drank tea with us. Mr French, Piper, Fuller and Durrant here in the evening to get me to make the land and window tax books against Monday morning. This day I heard of my late servant George Beard of Chailey being married to his servant. Paid for a shoulder of mutton, 6 lbs, 21d.