1748 September 19 (Monday). I was up extreme early — prepar’d a Deed which Neighbour Hezekiah How sign’d delivered Me of the Right to his fifth Division of Common Lands without the Cow Common. I rode to Marlborough, to Mr. Eleazer How and traded with Benomi Bailey for a second Hand Saddle — for which I am to give him 4£. I din’d at Mr. Smiths — attended the Proprietors Meeting, but neither Lieutenant Ward, nor those I am to border upon being there I did not present my Plott. Went to Mr. Joseph Williams about Benomi’s Saddle but Mr. Williams had lent it. I return’d home having the Second Volume of Dr. Doddridge’s Family Expositor of Mr. Smith and I immediately began it in my Family.
The Reverend Mr. Aaron Smith.
Philip Doddridge, The Family Expositor; or a Paraphrase and Version of the New Testament, with Notes (London, 1739).