January 12, 1726

1726 January 12 (Wednesday).  A Spaniard, Oko Smiths, of Valencia came and offered himself to my Service.  In the Evening I rode abroad to Captain Byles[1] who Complain’d much of Pains and Lameness.  I pay’d him for four Barrells and a powdering Tub made for me.  Thence I rode to Neighbor Brighams[2] Whose Son and Daughter were ill.  N.B. This Morning my Peacock dy’d.

[1]Captain Joseph Byles, an early inhabitant of Westborough.

[2]David Brigham.