1767 December 4 (Friday). John gets my Mare Shod at Mr. Beetons for Billy to go to Medfield and Boston. The storm of snow prevented their Journeying in the morning as they designed, and got up a great while before Day. But having dined, though it still snowed, both Billy and his Wife with the Child in her Arms, Set out, first for Medway — and then Purposing to go to her Fathers. I keep one of his Horses whilst he is gone with mine.