August 24, 1747

1747 August 24 (Monday).  After Breakfast Mr. Maccarty and I went over to Dr. Brecks.  N.B. Changed my Two octavo Volumes of Baileys Dictionary[1] with the Doctor for his Folio of the Same Work and gave him 45/ old Tenor Difference.  Din’d at Colonel Chandlers.  In returning home call’d at Mr. Cushings,[2] but he was not at home.  Found my Family in Peace.  Blessed be God!

[1]Nathan Bailey, the eminent English philologist, published An Universal Etymological English Dictionary (London, 1721).  At least 10 editions appeared by 1742.

[2]The Reverend Job Cushing of Shrewsbury.