Rode to Taunton, 16 miles before 9 O Clock, tho I stopped and breakfasted at Haywards
in Easton 9 miles from Taunton. Spent all the Leisure moments I could snatch in Reading
a Debate in Parliament, in 1744, upon a Motion to inquire into the Conduct of Admiral
Mathews and Vice Admiral Lestock in the Mediterranean, when they had, and neglected
so fine an Opportunity of destroying the combined Fleets of France and Spain off Toulon.