1759 May 2 (Wednesday). Was designing to Marlborough but Deacon Tainter came and invited me and my Wife to dine at his House. Though it was a warm, pleasant Day, and though my wife went to the Door, yet she did not venture to go so far. I went and dined there. He invited Mrs. Blanc, and I visited there; but she also was too poorly to go. Her daughters went. Mr. Edward How of Rutland (Son of the late Mr. Nehemiah How) here. He is trying to enlist men. Hear my son Thomas has already ‘listed as a Batteau Man, under Lt. Rolf.