February 27, 1769

1769 February 27 (Monday).  I visited Rebecca Hardy who is languishing — at the widow Adams’s.  Prayed with her.  Visit at Mr. Gale’s in his New House.  N.B. old Mr. Seth Morse there, very undesired Company in Such a Frame as he was in.  Visited at Mr. Andrews’s, where I was courteously received and decently treated  Ebenezer Maynard junior here.  I hire him to live with me Six Months from the first of April to the first of October.  He is to fill up the Week Days, and make allowance if he be not well and able to work.  He is also to find an Ax; I am to find other Tools — Diet, Washing, etc., and give him 10£ Lawfull money.