1746 July 17 (Thursday). Thomas and Ebenezer went to the Meadow. I walk’d down to Captain Maynards to see what he had done in pressing Men. He told me he had press’d several men but that one of them had paid his money; and therefore he Sees no way but that Thomas must go. So difficult as it was with reference to Cutting my Meadow, I resign’d the Affair — return’d soon, din’d, and Sent Thomas Word to come Home. I hasten’d to Mrs. Joslins where I had appointed to Catechize. She was troubled and disappointed that I did not dine there. Thirteen Children was my whole Company — but I hope they will increase both in Numbers and Qualifications. Visited old Mr. Garfield who had been Sick — and return’d home a little after Sundown. Thomas came home at noon Time, and is gone to Grafton to prepare to go away to the Colonel’s tomorrow.
Mrs. Joseph Joslin.