May 7, 1744

1744 May 7 (Monday).  Visited Several Sick, viz. Amos Whitney,[1] who was ill of a Rheumatism, Eli Forbush,[2] Sick of a pleurisy, Jonathan Tainter in the Wastes of a Consumption, and daily (as tis thought) growing Worse.  He has been propounded in order to admission into full Communion but has been a Journey since for his Health and it has prov’d too Much for him.  Thomas picking up and burning Bushes.

[1]Son of Nathaniel Whitney.

[2]Eli Forbes (HC 1751), later minister of Brookfield and Gloucester.