16th May 1748
Bout. of John Hunt for a Blue Superfine Broad Cloth for a Frock and 2 Blue & white Ginghams for 2 Waistcoats & Shalloon and all other Trimings to them & gave me a Receipt for them £2.18s9d
Paid Geo. Peat for Makeing a Blue Frock and 2 Gingham Waistcoats 10s6d
Thomas was, of course, buying a Frock Coat not a dress!