Saturday, 24 January 2009


30 October 1738
Spent at Lord Mares Show with Mr Lowery 1/6

The Lord mayor was Micajah Perry, a merchant in the tobacco trade who dealt extensively with Virginia. Below is Hogarth's picture of the Lord Mayor's Show. The picture is dated 1747. The "new" coach in use today was introduced in 1757 so this picture might well show the coach Thomas saw.

5 November 1738
Went to see the cannons fired at the Tower. spent 9d

I haven't found out whether this was part of what was then still a Thanksgiving for the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot but I rather think it was.

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