January 2, 1749

1749 January 2 (Monday).  Another very Cold Day.  Mr. Hall[1] of Sutton here with a Letter from the first Church there requesting me to assist in a Fast next Week on Account of Various Difficultys among them by reason of the Separations increasing and on Consideration of a Late Council at Oxford, met at the Request of one of the members of the 1st Church in Sutton (one Davidson) under the Censure of Said Church.  But I was oblig’d to refuse, both because of my own uncertain Health, and my wife’s present Circumstances.  The widow Sarah Forbush[2] here to work for us — Spinning.  Ebenezer is Sledding Wood.

[1]The Reverend David Hall.

[2]Mrs. Samuel Forbush.