1742 May 25 (Tuesday). Rode away somewhat Early. Dined at Waltham. Rode to Cambridge and Charleston before night. At Boston My Brother Alexander sick of a Fever. As is Cousen John Parkman — and his sister Elizabeth also languishes in a Consumption. Cousen Benjamin lately come from Pensylvania Lame in one arm which is enfeebled and Bound up. Lodged with Cousen Elias.