1767 December 30 (Wednesday). Mr. Tainter comes with his Wife in a Sleigh and two Horses, and having dined with us, we rode to Mr. Stone’s at Southborough. Mr. Stone was gone, with Mr. Smith, to Mr. Morse’s, there being at this Time a Council there upon the Case of old Mrs. Bush. At length Mr. Stone returned, and I had some Opportunity to confer with him upon my own Troubles. In returning home, it being Cold and Mr. Hemingway (the Carpenter) with us, they drove in to Mr. Andrews’s and after, that we all went in to Mr. Timothy Warrins to See old Mrs. Tainter. In coming home the Cold was very tedious; but, through divine Goodness, we arrived in safety.