1749 February 9 (Thursday). A rugged morning — went to Mr. Browns again. He agreed to take Thomas. I had Mr. William Rice’s Company from Mr. Lorings. Din’d at Deacon More’s. When I got up to Dr. Gotts heard that Mr. Stones Spouse is given over. Call’d at Mr. Smiths. When I got home found there had been Three sorrowful messages. A man from Mr. Stones to desire me to visit him in his Affliction. One or Two from Mr. Tomlin, his Child being Dead, and a Letter from Holden concerning an appointed Fast there on occasion of the Throat Distemper at which they desire my assistance.
The Reverend Nathan Stone of Southborough.
The Reverend Aaron Smith of Marlborough.