1755 September 18 (Thursday). Mr. Nichols cleans up Rye and remainder of Wheat which Dunlop thrash’d, and mow’d Bushels in the New broke up Land. I catechiz’d at Mr. Joslins. After Catechizing came Mrs. Judith Bellows and was far from penitent. I told her I was offended with her myself — and this for two Things — namely, her ill Carriage to her Husband, and her not adhering to the Truth. As to the first, She had the assurance to Challenge me upon it. I therefore apply’d to Mr. Joslin who Soon confronted her, particularly with her Conduct that very Day that I had been at their House the time before Last. Mrs. Joslin also join’d with her Husband in it. Yet She remain’d incorrigible. I visited Mrs. Bruce and pray’d with her. Her Case is now fear’d to be desperate. When I return’d home met Brother Hicks and his Daughter Hannah here. N.B. He has been perplex’d at Boston, by Mr. Elijah Collins, by means of a Bond of Mr. Oliver Wards in which Brother Hicks was also jointly bound. They lodg’d here. N.B. one of their Horses Sadly lame.
John Hicks of Sutton.