January 7, 1747

1747 January 7 (Wednesday).  Cold for some Days past — today Clear, Windy, Cold.  Mr. Warrin took away the oxen he bought last night.  My sons thrashing Rye.  The Day appointed for the Ordination of Mr. Reed[1] over the second Church in Framingham.  But I kept at home for  I fear what Grounds they go upon.  It grew very Cold especially towards night.

[1]Solomon Reed (Harvard 1739) was the minister of the Second Church (Separatist) of Framingham, and later Titicut Separatist Church of Middleborough, 1756-1785.  Sibley, X, 398-400.