February 15, 1754

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.