1757 February 23 (Wednesday). Visited old Capt. Forb., Mrs. Chase; Widow Rogers, Mr. Barns and Artemas Bruce, the Frosts — The widow Maynard — and was at my sons, where I have not been ever since December [9?] (as I remember). Both he and his wife under much Disquietment, yet it is not in my power to remedy it. I came home Smitten with my having disappointed Barny Newton whom I had directed to come here this Eve, but the pressure of my Affairs with my son made me utterly forget it, till I got near home. He had been here and waited long enough, and was gone home. May God forgive it through Jesus Christ.