May 24, 1756

1756 May 24 (Monday).  I undertook my Journey to Boston.  Rode my Son’s Mare hoping She will carry me more agreeably than my own.  Dined at Mr. Stones Wife at Southborough, he being gone to the Cape.  Called at Mr. Bridge’s in Framingham, who has been much confined with Sickness of late.  I tryed the New Road through Weston and went by Mr. Abraham Gale’s, where I called but he was not at home.  Reached to Capt. Thomas Prentice’s to mix my Tears with his for the Loss of his late Excellent Wife: and lodged there.