January 7, 1740

1740 January 7 (Monday).  Mr. Ebenezer Nurse’s eldest son, Ebenezer, a Youth of about 19, died last Friday of the Iliack passion, and this Day I was at his Funeral.  Mr. Jedidiah How help’d by Noah kill’d Two Hogs for me.  Weight of my Two Hoggs was 19 Score.  A.M. the 3 young men Clearing.  Mr. Peter Butler of Rutland sadler was here, and lodg’d.