February 28, 1726

1726 February 28 (Monday).  I rode as far as Mr. Warrins and Mr. Amsdens.  Mr. Amsden, upon Occasion of his Horse and a great number in the Neighborhood besides, and in every Town about us, gave out various Reflections upon the Sad Mortality and Destruction of Horses; and the sore visitations in the Extream scarcity of Corn and Hay at this Juncture, through which Multitudes are sorely Distress’d.