February 5, 1771

1771 February 5 (Tuesday).  Mr. Summer came to see me.  Dined here.  His Wife came as far as Dr. Crosby’s in her way here; but it was too severe Weather to come any further.  After Dinner he returned, for I went to private Meeting at the Widow Newtons; where I Preached on Isa. 4.5.  I came away against their sollicitations to eat and drink with them because of our perplexitys and disappointments relative to Brecks going to Fitchbourg for my Strayed steer: but Breck would have gone on Foot.  Read out Mr. Mat. Barker’s Intellectual Flower part 2d borrowed of Mr. Jonah Warrin.