November 23, 1749

1749 November 23 (Thursday).  Neighbour William Rogers here again importuning me to suffer him to join with the Church.  Catechiz’d at my House.  Only six Boys besides my own in the forenoon: and in the Afternoon the Weather being Cold and the Roads bad, there came no Girls at all.  At Eve Lieutenant Hezekiah Ward here, and put up with us for the Night.  Josiah Lock[1] (at my Request) is here to help my Billy in tending the Cattle and cutting Wood; and lodg’d here.

[1]The son of Joshua Lock of Westborough.