1736 August 3 (Tuesday). I had determined to have gone to Boston in Case I could get an Horse and the Weather favoured. Mr. Dowsing lent me his Horse, but the weather was very Discouraging — it rained considerably. Mr. Weld after Dinner went [blot] away. I went to Neighbour Hezekiah Pratts his wife being under Some Spiritual Doubts and [Distresses?]. A Melancholly Time as to English Corn whether [reap’d], or standing, and as to Hay. My whole Field of Rie Standing or rather lying down by the Several Storms upon it, which has given great Advantage to the [illegible] which together very much pull and keep it down. And I have a Load or Two of Hay abroad — some in Swarth and some in Cock. Mr. Increase Wards wife here. Very rainy towards Eve and in the Eve. Mrs. Ward tarried all night.
Hezekiah Pratt mar. Rachel Knowlton of Shrewsbury, Nov. 13, 1734 (WVR, 197).
Ruth Ward, wife of Increase, was admitted to the Westborough church, Aug. [8?], 1731 (WCR, 28).