1748 December 28 (Wednesday). I visited Lucy Pratt (heretofore Whipple) in her Mourning for the Loss of her husband Moses Pratt at Hardwick. I was also at Mr. Eleazer Bellows’s, at Mr. Daniel Warrins in Shrewsbury; and at Mr. Crosbys; Deacon Miles’s, and din’d there. At Mr. Joseph Miles’s to bespeak the making a Cart; went over to Mr. Benjamin Willards at Grafton and bespoke Joshua Winchester to come and live with me next season — was at his Fathers — from thence went to Mr. Nathaniel Whitneys to see his son Olivers, who was lately hurt by a Tree. At my Returning home in the Eve, receiv’d a Letter from Mr. Upham inclosing a piece of Poetry which he stiles the Choice. N.B. our people begin to stir in getting Timber for a Meeting House.
Samuel Miles of Shrewsbury.
A brother of Deacon Miles.
The son of Benjamin Winchester of Grafton.