February 16, 1757

1757 February 16 (Wednesday).  Visit Mr. Joseph Knowltons Family.  Not only have their two sons Samuel and Nathaniel lately dyed, but Miss Abigail, and Mary Pratt now ly ill of the same Fever, and Young Mr. Knowlton (who lost 3 Children last Fall) is taken sick.  A very distressing time with them, and calls for sympathy.  I visited also at Phinehas Gleazons, Edmund Rice’s, Mr. James Maynards — old Mr. Whipples etc.  N.B. Mr. Edward Wilsons Son was here to desire me to assist in a Fast to be next Tuesday at Mr. Wilsons (in Shrewsbury) on Account of his grievous Tryals and Distresses.  Mr. Ebenezer Forbush, Collector, his first visit to pay me money.  Barnabas Newton here, desiring to join with the Church.