1754 February 15 (Friday). Thomas and Lucy ride Ebenezer’s Mare to Brookfield and they carry a Letter from me to Mr. Abraham Smith to prevent his coming and if he pleases throw up the Bargain: Ebenezer being much against going there, though he was So much for it before: Says he would give Smith 50£ rather than not throw up. P.M. I borrow’d Lieutenant Forbush’s Horse and visited Mr. Chamberlins, Ithamar Bellow’s, and Mr. Joslins Family, because of their Sickness — and old Mr. [sic in Walett] Garfield who is very bad tis fear’d of a Malignant Fever. N.B. Mr. Chamberlin with me from House to House.