March 22, 1760

1760 March 22 (Saturday).  A.M. Capt. Wood sent for me to go up and See him; he having unhappily broke his Leg.  He fell off from a Load of Wood, and was cast down under the Cart Wheel which went over his Leg; and he was wonderfully preserved from its going over his Body.  I went up to See him — but returned home to Dinner.  But (agreeable to my Engagement to him) when Mrs. Parker came, to Set the Bones, I went back to him again.  We prayed previous to the Operation.  Dr. Crosby there.  It was late in the afternoon before I could leave him.  N.B. Smoke rises in the East, and Some people fear there is Still destructive Fires in Boston.