July 9, 1773

1773 July 9 (Friday).  Rose very early.  Was mounted about Sunrise (fearing the Heat of the Day) and rode to Mr. Cushings for Breakfast, by 7 o’Clock.  Mr. Hubbard, my worthy Class-Mate, lay at Mrs. Williams’s very ill.  I would fain have gone in, but all advised the Contrary, as he was too low to converse.  I therefore desisted.  Rested at Mr. Bridge’s at Framingham.  Got to Southborough by noon.  Dined at Mr. Stones and Stayed till after three.  The Heat great — got home with Difficulty.  Was much worried.  Mrs. Chamberlain here to talk with me.  Dr. Hawes and Wife here, but I was not well able to wait on them.  Was forced to lie down.  N.B. My Daughter Baldwin came Yesterday with Mr. Bradshaw, who returns today to Brookfield.