December 12, 1744

1744 December 12 (Wednesday).  My Wife and I rode to Marlborough.  Call’d at Neighbour Matthias Rice’s, where was Mr. Thomas Ward.  My wife was blooded by Dr. Gott, and we din’d with him.  P.M. at Mr. Smiths[1] where was Mr. Edward Barns.  N.B. Talk of Boynes’s Conduct.  I call’d at divers Places to hire money to pay Mr. Lull and Thomas Winchester but in Vain.  We return’d by Matthias’s, and were kindly and handsomely entertained by them.

[1]Rev. Aaron Smith of Marlborough.