1753 January 9 (Tuesday). My son Thomas went to Sutton for shirting. Mrs. Parkman to Esquire Bakers preparing for a Journey. I din’d at Lieutenant Forbush’s being on a visit to his aged Mother. Rode his Horse to Lieutenant Bruce’s. Deliver’d him an order to Mr. Grow for 60£ old Tenor. At Eve Mr. Jedediah Fay from Ashford with the Flax. I bought 11£ weight of him. Mr. Ephraim Bruce, Collector, here, and pays me (for the first time), 19.5.10 old Tenor. N.B. heard that the Reverend Mr. Goddard’s Wife is bury’d this Day. May God be with him in drinking the Wormwood and Gall!