July 22, 1738

1738 July 22 (Saturday).  Mr. Jotham Brigham of Marlborough came up with the Request of Mrs. How the wife of Jonathan How, that I would go down to her Husband, who was under terrible Distraction, and Mr. Rogers would come up to Westborough to change tomorrow  We had a great Deal of Hay to take care of, but towards Night I rode down.  Mr. Rogers came up but I miss’d of him.  Mr. How was in a piteous State intirely wild and confus’d, continually talking and worrying and Several to hold him.  When I had pray’d with them I repair’d to my Lodgings at Madame Fisks.