February 8, 1749

1749 February 8 (Wednesday).  I found the way to Mr. Jotham Browns — but he was not at home — din’d with his Wife and talk’d about my son Thomas’s living there.  P.M. I went to Mr. Abijah Haynes’s — and the Storm increasing very tediously I consented to their repeated Invitation to tarry there — lodg’d with one Puffer in that House on a Visit but belonging to Castle William.  N.B. read the new Act about Silver Money — account of Lord Lovat.[1]

[1]Simon Fraser, twelfth Lord Lovat (1667?-1747), was a notorious Jacobite schemer and the author of numerous works published in England.