August 24, 1736

1736 August 24 (Tuesday).  Very great Trouble with My pump.  Neighbour How to assist.  We lost both our Pump Hook and His also in endeavouring to draw up the 2d Pump Box.  Sent David toward Eve to Lieut. Holloways and Shrewsbury to enquire after and engage Mr. Tucker to come and rectifie our Pump.  He returned from Lieut. Holloway without hearing any Thing of Mr. Tucker.  Mr. Whipples son Jonathan very dangerously ill.  I went to see him.  Mr. Aaron Forbush 2 more Children taken.  N.B. The Distemper mortal at Hopkinton.  Esq. Jones lost Several Children.[1]

[1]Isaac, son of John and Hannah, d. 1736. Jane, dau. of John and Elizabeth, d. Aug. __ 1736 (HVR, 431).