February 23, 1773

1773 February 23 (Tuesday).  I rode in my Sleigh to GraftonBreck and Hannah went with me.  We dined at Mr. Hezekiah Taylors, and his Son (from Wrentham whither he has been Since he went from us) met us there.  Thence I went to visit old Mr. Prentice (which was my principal Design in going), he being far gone in a Dropsy.  Found him pleasant, and his wife also Sociable.  She Speaks of her Husband under the name of Brother Solomon.  She gave me Some Account of the wonderful Change in her Body — her Sanctification — that God had shewn to her His mind and Will — She was taught henceforth to know no man after the Flesh — that She had not for above 20 Years — not so much as Shook Hands with any Man etc.  There came in Mr. Benjamin  Leland and Mr. Samuel Cooper, whom She called Brother Benjamin, and Brother Samuel — etc.  I could not know much about Mr. Prentice as to his spiritual state.  N.B. Nothing was Said about prayer.  I took leave, and went to Mr. Hutchinsons where was Mr. Bowman of Oxford.  Thence to Mr. Andrew Adams’s where the Present Preacher, Mr. Isaac Biglow boards.  In returning home called at Mr. Nathaniel Whitneys junior.  Arrived in safety.  D.G.