1754 February 22 (Friday). A very fine Day. My Wife return’d from Boston while I was gone to the Funeral of old Mrs. Garfield, widow of the late Mr. Benjamin Garfield. N.B. Mr. Smith din’d with me. Tells me the meaning of his Talk yesterday (of our recanting upon Such Terms as to have both of us in the same State as we were when we began), was that I pay him what Damages he sustains if he does not go forward — which I refus’d to comply with but would willingly recant for both his and my sons sake, if he saw Cause. This he rejected, and went to Sudbury to see his Parents. My son Thomas rode to Marlborough with him.