July 29, 1751

1751 July 29 (Monday).  Deacon Newtons son Peter very bad of the Throat Distemper and three more are ill.  In the morning visited there.  My Brother who is setting Glass at my New House, and my Two workmen there, dine at Deacon Newtons.  Ebenezer and I dine at the New House.  When they return from Dinner they bring sorrowful News that little Peter is dead.  At Eve the Rain prevail’d so that my Brother and I lodg’d at the New House all Night; Ebenezer having carted over Bed — Bedstead and Bedding.  Baldwin and his man ran up to the Widdow Newtons and lodg’d there: for Deacon Newtons House was now in no fit state to entertain them any more.