November 22, 1749

1749 November 22 (Wednesday).  Early in the Morning Stormy; but afterwards it clear’d off, and very Cold.  Ebenezer in Lieutenant Tainters least Slay waited upon his Aunt Lydia[1] to Cambridge.  I am much indisposed with Pains in my Teeth, and at Times Rheumatic Darts in my Limbs: yet able, through Mercy, both to write and read.  It proves exceeding Cold at Night.  My little Son William putt up the Cattle and meated them himself though so very Cold.

[1]Parkman’s sister-in-law, Lydia Champney.