1782 February 1 (Friday). The Weather is very Cold, but God Sustains us! Dr. Simson of Hopkinton, his Wife and Child, Mr. Marshal of Framingham, and two Young Ladies, Sisters of Mrs. Simson, came in a sleigh and spent part of the Evening with us. N.B. DeFoes Works lent to the Doctor, and he is to Send me the Volume of DeFoe that was Mr. Abby’s.