September 2, 1726

1726 September 2 (Friday).  Neighbor Pratt kill’d a Calf for me.  In the Afternoon He Cutt the remaining part of My Stalks.  Sundry Persons taken Sick among us of a burning ague:  Neighbor Isaac Pratt and his wife, Noah Rice,[1] etc.; and Some of the Distemper (distinguishing from the former and) call’d the Fever and ague.  My Contemplations were Governed by the Times and

[1]Youngest son of Thomas Rice of Westborough.