1749 February 24 (Friday). I rode over to Deacon Forbush’s — din’d at his son Jonathan’s — proceeded as far as to Mr. Thomas Chaddocks (at Hopkinton) — agreed with him about his Son Thomas’s living with me. This was an Affair of great Necessity because my son Thomas has tarried so long at home that there are severall Dangers by means of it; and I foresee that I can’t go in the beginning of the week — but then indeed my son must (if possible) go away. Yet it was not without some regret that I left my study having been almost throughout the week hitherto, so hinder’d. At Lieutenant Tainters at Evening.