January 3, 1749

1749 January 3 (Tuesday).  Not altogether So Cold as yesterday.  Ebenezer Sledded Two Oak Loggs to Maynards Saw Mill.  I rode up to Mr. Knowltons to obtain one of his sons to come and live with me, Ebenezer being about to go to Harvard.  Din’d at Mr. Knowltons.  Was also at Mr. Bellows’s, Mr. Greens and old Mr. Whipples.  Very Raw Cold, and begins to snow before I got home.  Billy began to learn Latin.  May God be pleas’d to grant it may succeed.  Mr. Amos Pratt[1] of Shrewsbury dy’d yesterday.

[1]Formerly of Westborough.