Wednesday, October 1 1755

Rec’d of Moses Turner 6.16.8 in full

for 36½ yds serge and carriage sent to my mother some time since; to wit,

24½ yds at 3/1               3.15.6

12 yds sca [?] 5/-           3.0.0

carriage and letter          0.1.2

…Paid Thomas Prall 3.3.0 in full for 3 pieces of coarse hop-bagging which I received from him the 8th of Sept last. Paid Halland gardener 2/6 in full for ½ bushel of onions 18d and for 12d of cucumbers which we sold for him. Dame Martin of Whitesmith drank tea with us. At home all day and busy. Paid for butter 3d. Nothing more of moment.

Wednesday, July 30 1755

At home all day. Paid for bread ½d. Left off school at 3:40. About 5 minutes before 4 my [wife] went to Whitesmith to see the mountebank. Bought a packet [of patent medicine] which cost her 12d. She came home about 10:45. Mr Taylor, Messrs Heywood and Blake’s man, called on me. I paid him by a draft I drew on Messrs Margesson and Collison for £4.11.0, 30 days’ date, in full.