1778 January 20 (Tuesday). I rode over to Northborough to See poor Asa Hill. In my way I visited Mrs. Beeton, and her Daughter in Law (Johns Wife) being about to go to See her Brother. I took her into my sleigh. Asa was at his Brother Simeon’s, where I dined. The poor young man lay in a Miserable Condition by means of having taken Mercury to excess, when Sick in the Army, and is now at Deaths Door. In returning called at Mr. Bruce’s, etc. etc. Elijah Brigham came — lodges here.