1747 February 18 (Wednesday). Very pleasant Day — the Snow has Shrunk by the late Rains and the present Warmth, at no Small rate. Brother Hicks went Home. P.M. Mrs. Chamberlin (wife of John) here. Had talk with her about her being disgusted at my desiring my Wife might be excus’d from being at her last groaning — it being sabbath Day and when I was not very well.