August 2, 1738

1738 August 2 (Wednesday).  Moss return’d from Sutton very Early this morning — laid down to Sleep but went to work afternoon.  N.B. Jonathan Forbush junior and Simon Tainter junior came very kindly and gave me a Days work each of them in mowing at my Meadow.  The widow Rice[1] (heretofore Oake) here.  P.M. I rode over to the North Side of the Town and visited Seven Familys, particularly Silas Fay who buried a Still born child yesterday.  My son Ebenezer has a bad Swelling behind his Ear.  Dr. Matthews[2] call’d in, accidentally.

[1]The widow of Thomas Rice, formerly Mary Oakes.

[2]Dr. John Matthews, the physician of Marlborough.