1758 September 2 (Saturday). A.M. Mr. Edwards Whipple came to desire me to visit his Father in Law, Mr. Joseph Green, apprehended to be near his End. I went, discoursed and prayed with him: and I endeavoured to discharge in Faithfullness my Duty to him. The Burden of the Song in all his answers was, not so well as I Should do etc. This, I conceive, was owing to his prevailing Scruples — and his fearing he Should speak falsely, if he Said he wished, desired, hoped, etc. P.M. I rode to Grafton; first to Mr. Hutchinson, who had writ to me some time agoe, about changing tomorrow. This he was willing to do, but not to go to [blot] nor at Eve, though there was time enough. I rode to Esq. Charles Brighams, to pay for my mare: but notwithstanding I took so much Pains, the Squire being engaged in his Hay, would not come to me to receive his money, but said he would come to my House next week. I returned to Mr. Hutchinsons and lodged there. Adonijah Rice and Noah Hardy mowe in my Newton Meadow.