1746 July 18 (Friday). Ebenezer and Thomme are gone to the Meadow. A little before noon Thomas Winchester came preparing to sett out upon his Journey. It was very difficult as to my Business to part with him, but so it must be and I desire to committ myself to a Mercifull and faithfull God. It was also Somewhat difficult to part with one that had been of my Family so long and had endear’d himself to us by his good Conduct. The Lord go with him and give him to return to us again in Safety! I went after him to Captain Maynards and Saw him Still again at Mr. Chamberlins.