February 18, 1754

1754 February 18 (Monday).  Wrote some proposals and offers to my son Ebenezer which I sent by Lieutenant Tainter, having understood that both son and his wife were under Discouragement.  Lieutenant Tainter has taken fruitless pains with Mr. Grout for an Horse for my Wife to ride to Boston upon.  And although I depended upon my son Ebenezer to go down with his Mother instead of Thomas who is gone to Brookfield; and that he might wait upon his Father Harrington respecting our Trading with Mr. Smith.  Yet he also throws it by.  Lieutenant Tainter therefore strikes in and proposes to go with my Wife in my Chair, with my own Mare.  This therefore