August 9, 1779

1779 August 9 (Monday).  I visit old Mrs. Smith, but she is exceedingly changed: and is not willing to talk with me.  Mr. Child also is very much exercised with Pains.  I prayed with them and greatly pityed them.  Went to Mr. Daniel Nurse’s and his Sisters — to Mr. Thos. Whitney’s and dined there.  He tells me he will have another talk with Mr. Benj. Fay in order to make up their Difference.  Was informed by him also that Mr. Samuel Fay would have me to go to his House.  I went in to Timothy Whitney’s, visited at Mr. Joseph Hardy’s, went to see Mr. Eli Whitney and his new Wife[1] — called at Mr. Phin. Hardy’s — went to Mr. Elisha Forbes, Mr. Tainter and his son Benj’s Family.  I made a Business of Seeing and discoursing with the Stranger Polly Brown — drank Tea at Forbes’s.

[1]Widower Eli Whitney mar. Judith Hazeltine of Sutton, July 15, 1779, in S.  Westborough Vital Records, 220.