February 20, 1738

1738 February 20 (Monday).  I rode down to Mrs. Dorrs at Mendon, and din’d there.  Mr. Dorr acquainted me with the Disquietments at Bellingham and the late Councils there.  Mr. Weld and my Kinsman came to Mendon.  When we return’d from thence we call’d at Mr. Sadlers and at Captain Hazletines.[1]  Late home and Cold.  My wife had a very ill turn, and had been very ill for Two Dayes.  Keeps her Chamber.  Abort,[2] etc., etc.

[1]John Hazeltine, an early resident and prominent citizen of Upton.

[2]Old usage for an untimely birth or miscarriage.