1769 July 3 (Monday). Rode to Marlborough principally to visit Brother Smith under his distressing Trouble by Pain and Faintness at his Stomach. In my Way I called at Several Places — at Cornet Brighams, at Widow Beemans, at Mr. Jabez Rices, Cousen Larkin Williams who is very much demolished, I fear in all regards. May God be merciful to him and his! I dined at Mr. Smiths. I am grieved for his Sufferings! May God be gracious to him. Visit Mrs. Dexter and Dr. Curtis who lodges there. Visit at Squire Brighams, in pursuit of a good Horse.
[1769 July 4 through 1769 August 9: no diary.]