April 10, 1752

1752 April 10 (Friday).  Receiv’d Two Letters per Mr. Winchester from Brother Samuel Parkman, dated the third Instant — one of them writ by Billy Bows, who with his sister Nabby and Cousen Sarah Tyley were inoculated on the second.  As soon as I had read I burnt both the Letters.  N.B. Mr. William Rogers and his wife apprehended and carry’d before Justice Liscomb[1] for Stealing (as it is suspect’d) Flax out of Mr. Jonas Brighams Barn, and at Night the Man was committed to Jayl.

[1]Samuel Lyscomb of Hopkinton, a justice of the peace.