February 11, 1747

1747 February 11 (Wednesday).  After Breakfast the Doctor and I rode to Mr. Hedge’s.  I went to borrow a volume of Mr. Henry[1] — but it was at Sutton: but he set a Time for me to Send for it.  I din’d at Colonel Chandlers with Major Keys etc.  I read the Colonel Mr. Fessendens Poem on Louisbourg inscrib’d to Governor Shirley — which the Colonel promis’d to present to the Governor.  Major Keyes[2] my Company to Shrewsbury.  Receiv’d a Pair of black Shoes for my Daughter Molly and paid Mr. Parker[3] all to this Day, viz. 4£ 1.6.  Home at Eve.  My wife still in her usual State which she has been of late.

[1]Matthew Henry (1662-1714), a learned, dissenting minister of Cheshire, England, was the author of many theological works.

[2]John Keyes of Shrewsbury.

[3]Stephen Parker of Shrewsbury.