December 18, 1740

1740 December 18 (Thursday).  I was according to appointment to have visited Captain Brigham and to have preach’d the Lecture in Marlborough but the drifted Snow, and the high, cold winds blowing the Snow about renders it exceeding difficult travelling.  I rode with much trouble as far as Mr. Aaron Forbush and from thence to Mr. Whipples went upon Racketts and obtained Three young Men to come and cutt and sledd some wood.  Ebenezer Maynard, Aaron Forbush, junior and Edward Whipple who in the Cold and Snow got down Six Load.