April 13, 1749

1749 April 13 (Thursday).  Mr. Abraham Williams[1] here.  Tells me he has a Call at Sandwich — argues against the Duty of Fasting — calls it dressing up Religion in frightful Figures to terrifie Men — Says getting a Neighbour to kick ones shins or thrash one with an Horsewhip will do as well etc.  He is going to Worcester to demand of Dr. Breck[2] the Legacy his grandmother Breck left him.

[1]The son of Colonel Abraham Williams of Marlborough.  He accepted the Sandwich call.

[2]Samuel Breck, the physician.