1746 September 29 (Monday). Visited Mrs. Rice and Joel Maynard who ‘tis thought is dying. N.B. I had sent a Letter to Mr. Samuel Forbush of Upton that he night go otherwhere for Special Privileges since his Father was not well Satisfy’d with my Methods here; This brought him here to Day; but I Still Decline encouraging his coming here till there is some better Satisfaction. Mr. Whitney here and informs that Some Vessel is come in to Boston which certify that it is a French Fleet that was discov’d and that they are turn’d in to an Indian place not far from Annapolis. Mr. Martyn here p.m. Towards Eve I was at Neighbour Eliezer Rice’s who brought up the News — he Confirms it, and that the people of Boston are very courteous to soldiers.