January 25, 1478

1748 January 25 (Monday).  Dr. Stanton Prentice[1] has been very kind in looking after my Mare.  Breakfasted there — before I left Lancaster, Dr. Stanton came over to his Mother’s to take Leave and I perceiving that there was disquietment among them on account of Mr. Prentice’s Will, gave ‘em an Earnest Friendly Exhortation.  Cushing and I rode to Mr. Silas Brigham’s at the Mills and dined there.  Mr. Brigham rode with me home, we called at Mr. Morse’s and at Mr. Cushing’s.  My wife had returned safely from Boston last Saturday Night, brings me News that my Brother Alexander is in a poor State of Health and my sister Willard but feeble and lives alone much broken and decayed.  Nabby also (Elias’s wife) in but a weak and low condition.

[1]Physician of Lancaster. Son of the Reverend Mr. John Prentice.