January 28, 1769

1769 January 28 (Saturday).  Billy (having left with me a Pair of Silver rim’d Buckles, at 6£ old Tenor, as part of what I have lent him) goes upon his Journey home.  Mr. Ballard of Oxford and his Brother of Charlton here and breakfast.  They bring me a Pair of Moscovy Ducks from Mr. Surcomb.  And they inform me that Mr. Holbrooks Leg was cut off, and it is doubtful whether he will out live it.  We send to Sarah, packet from Rochester Shrewsbury etc.  P.M. Mr. Steward came, and lodges here.