May 14, 1739

1739 May 14 (Monday).  Warm and pleasant.  Sow’d our Flax.  I walk’d down to see Mrs. Townsend[1] and went as far as Mrs. Byles’s and borrow’d her Horse for my Wife to ride to Hopkinton, whither we went and din’d there and return’d in Safety at Evening.  Mr. Barrett was walking about with great Currency but in an ill Habit.

[1]Mercy, wife of Joshua Townsend, schoolmaster of Westborough.