1740 December 24 (Wednesday). Very Cold. Dr. Smith here having again been to Mr. Townsends whose Wife and eldest son Sick. I visited Mr. Townsends Family and Neighbour Barns. N.B. Neighbour Barns renew’d the Leave to me to cut wood in his Swamp. His Father Bruce and his Brother Charles there. My son Thomas not well. Receiv’d from Boston by Ensign Maynard.
Elizabeth, daughter of Abijah and Mary Bruce of Westborough, married Richard Barnes, Jr., of Marlborough, May 10, 1739.