1747 February 11 (Wednesday). After Breakfast the Doctor and I rode to Mr. Hedge’s. I went to borrow a volume of Mr. Henry — 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 my Company to Shrewsbury. Receiv’d a Pair of black Shoes for my Daughter Molly and paid Mr. Parker all to this Day, viz. 4£ 1.6. Home at Eve. My wife still in her usual State which she has been of late.
Matthew Henry (1662-1714), a learned, dissenting minister of Cheshire, England, was the author of many theological works.
John Keyes of Shrewsbury.
Stephen Parker of Shrewsbury.