January 13, 1746

1746 January 13 (Monday).  My Wife somewhat better a.m. (having been sweated the Night before).  I rode to Mr. Jesse Rice’s at Marlborough to talk with him about the Bond which I gave his Father (now deceas’d) for £50 Old Tenor.  Borrow’d of him Fenner on Conscience.[1]  At my Return home found my Wife was grown Very ill again, the Fever strong upon her.  Mrs. Maynard here and took Suse down to their House, her daughter in law being able to suckle.  N.B. Mr. Brown[2] of Cambridge (young Preacher) from Worcester here whilst I was gone to Marlborough, as was also Mr. Millen[3] of Chauxit.  They inform that Mr. Morse[4] of North Shrewsbury carry’d home his wife last Tuesday.  N.B. At Eve came Esquire Williams of Stockbridge and Mr. Lydius of Albany and lodg’d here.  And Captain Ephraim Williams junior and his Brother Thomas at Captain Maynards.  Sent for the Latter to Visit my wife, who accordingly came.  He thinks She is going to have the long Fever.  The forenam’d Gentlemen are going to Boston to promote an Expedition against Crown Point.

[1]William Fenner, The Soul’s Looking-Glasse . . . tvith a Treatise of Conscience (Cambridge, 1640).

[2]John Brown (Harvard 1741), later the minister of Cohasset, 1747-1791.  Sibley, XI, 12-17.

[3]The Reverend John Mellen of Sterling.

[4]The Reverend Ebenezer Morse of Boylston.