November 5, 1756

1756 November 5 (Friday).  Daughter Eliza urges me still with the Same Affair.  Billy brings over 4 Bushell of Turnips from Ebenezer and works for him p.m. in gathering or cutting up his Corn.  Am sent for to visit at Lt. Brighams (am forced to borrow Mr. Nurse’s Horse) and went.  Antipas very bad — Barny also dangerously ill; and Jonas (the oldest son) taken sick.  So that now all their Family, but a Boy that lives with them (Jonas Twitchell) have had the Distemper.