1759 February 22 (Thursday). Visit Mr. Nurse and prayed with him as I did yesterday Morn. Have his Horse and Sleigh for my Wife and I to visit Capt. Maynard and his Wife under their great Troubles — though now much abated. We dined there. P.M. I rode over to Mr. Seth Rice’s to visit especially his aged Mother. N.B. had more direct and Smart Talk with him than ever — particularly about preaching there to his Mother: which he says he will not hinder but he will not consent to. At Eve Master Nathan Stone here and lodges with us.