1750 July 25 (Wednesday). Read Stackhouse’s Abridgment of Burnets History of his own times. A.M. Joseph brought home 2 Load more of Meadow Hay. N.B. my wife, accompany’d by Mrs. Hephzibah Maynard and Mr. Eliezer Rice’s Wife rode to Mr. Abraham Knowltons and Mr. Joseph Miles’s; and sent her side Saddle with immediate success to be Mended by Peter Butler, in Shrewsbury. P.M. Molly and Lucy went to the Funeral of Prudence Winchester, who dy’d yesterday Morning. Mr. Winchester and his wife sent for me but I could not go. Colonel William Ward lodg’d here.
Thomas Stackhouse, An Abridgement of Bishop Burnet’s Own Times (London 1724).