1746 September 27 (Saturday). Little Joel Maynard ill and I visited him. At Eve Mr. Whipple came for me to go and see Mrs. Persis Rice (wife of Eliezer) who is ill of the Same Distemper (Fever and Flux) which is so Common among Children. At Eve also our Son Ebenezer return’d from Boston. Our Friends all well except sister Betty who is remov’d to Reading. The Town is very kind to the Soldiers. Several Small Vessells are sent out to see what Fleet it is that lies off, but they are not yet come back. So that they are wholly uncertain Still.