1742 December 9 (Thursday). A Fast at Grafton but I was confined and could not go. I took Physick (Rhubarb etc.) which worked gently and kindly. N.B. Sarah Sparhawk very intolerable in insisting to go to Grafton though there was no Body at home but She to take Care of the Business of the House — My wife waiting on me. Boys at School and Bekky at Mr. Hows.