January 24, 1740

1740 January 24 (Thursday).  I had many heavy Thoughts; very much desir’d to get down to see my Brother, but I was under So much Weakness and often in Pains that It could not be judg’d Safe for me to venture out in So Cold Weather upon such a Journey.  Ensign Maynard here Sometime in the forenoon.  Said it was very Sharp Cold, etc.  At Eve Mr. Samuel Harrington here.