23 March 1738
Spent with Mr Newsholm the other side of the water was forst to pay for him 5/-
24 Paid Mr Paynes Brother for makeing waistcoat and Breeches and finding all trimmings for them they was for second mourning for Queen Caroline. he gave me a receipt £1.10s 6d
Mr Newsholm must have been one of those people who forgets his wallet or only has a very large note. Thomas is obviously not impressed at having to pay for him.
Queen Caroline was the wife of George II. She died on 20 November 1737