January 24, 1750

1750 January 24 (Wednesday).  Mr. Jacob Rice, Constable for the north part of the Town here, and Saluted me in a perfectly New Manner, viz. with my son Ebenezers Rates — to the Province Tax, viz. £3.4.4.  I have Daily new Hints of the Great Disquietments in this Parish by means of the Affair of my Remove.  But God grant me the Patience and Wisdom necessary for me!  My Wife much indispos’d and taken off.