April 9, 1744

1744 April 9 (Monday).  Mr. Dunlop was So kind as to come and give me a Days Work.  Thomas Winchester came again for another six Months (by Gods Leave) but insist’d for £40 old Tenor for it.  P.M. my wife and I rode to the Burial of Silas Fays dead born Infant.  N.B. at the Grave some Such Questions were ask’d me by Mr. Fay by which I came to understand that his Brother Timothy held the odd opinion that an unborn Child had not a rational immortal soul and that he had been thus minded several Year.  At Eve Brother Hicks and his wife here from Cambridge.