September 16, 1746

1746 September 16 (Tuesday).  Disappointed of Lieutenant Forbush’s Horse by his being chose Jury man yesterday, I was at some Trouble to get another, to go up the Road and meet my wife.  Mr. Barns lent me his.  But Lieutenant Tainter came over with his Chaise to convey my sister to his House and I was oblig’d to accompany them and dine there.  After dinner I rode up to Shrewsbury designing to go to Dr. Brecks, with expectation of meeting my wife there; but she had come to Worcester last night (from Springfield) and was now so forward as almost to Captain Hows[1] in Shrewsbury.  I met them with much pleasure and satisfaction, for they had had the Favour of Health and success through their whole Journey.  Blessed be God!  At Mr. Bezaleel Eagers earnest Entreaty we turn’d in there to see his sick Children. One of them was near her End.  I pray’d with them and commended them to the Divine Mercy.

[1]Daniel Howe.  See Ward, Shrewsbury, p. 312.