February 10, 1747

1747 February 10 (Tuesday).  I visited Mr. Richard Barns on consideration of the Loss of his Father.  I rode also to Mr. Cushing at Shrewsbury and din’d there.  N.B. The road from my House to the Country Road but Steppings through deep Snow, but the Great Road very Smooth.  N.B. Mr. Prentice[1] of Lancaster ill, and has not preach’d for Some Sabbaths.  P.M. I Rode to Worcester.  Deliver’d Colonel Chandler his third and fourth volumes of Pamela with my Daughter Mollys gratitude.  We went to his son Johns and Drank Tea.  In the morn I set Johnson to do me a small jobb, the mending a small ironing box.  Went to Dr. Brecks.[2]  We spent the Evening chiefly at Mr. Fessendens.  Lodg’d at the Doctors.  N.B. Mr. Fessendens Poem on the taking Louisbourg.[3]  N.B. Worcester without preaching 3 Sabbaths.  N.B. The Time for the Claims to Esquire Lee’s Estate, out 3 Days before my Letter to Mr. Fessenden last Saturday.

[1]The Reverend John Prentice.

[2]Samuel Breck, the physician.

[3]This was not published.