1773 January 22 (Friday). Mr. Reed returning to Abington, calls here; green from the Meazles. P.M. Mr. John Merrit, who preaches at Marlborough came in a Sleigh with his Aunt Martyn. They drink Tea — return at Eve to Northborough. Mr. Ebenezer Chamberlin calls in here, and has many things to Say. Applauds the Governors Speech to the Court. Mr. Forbes returns from Boston: informs that Mr. Bailey’s and my Kinswoman Winter’s Desire of Marriage is clogged by Dr. Byles and his Church, of which Mr. Bailey is a Member.