September 9, 1736

1736 September 9 (Thursday).  Frost this Morning again.  Lecture to the Young people and to Children instead of Catechizing, on 1 King 18.12.  The Exercise considerably well attended but I think not so many of our own people, or So many from other Towns.  David at Business again, cutting Stalks, but with Some Complaint of his Leg.  Old Mr. Maynard here at Eve — here late.  Obliged to leave him [to Brothers?] Rice and retire to Bed.  Neighbour Cornelius Cook’s[1] youngest Child dangerously bad with the Distemper.  N.B. a Third, and a very great Frost.

[1]Cornelius Cook, blacksmith of Westborough.