December 24, 1750

1750 December 24 (Monday).  My Wife rode with me to visit the Two Widows Tomlin: and thence we went to Ensign Rice’s.  N.B. The little Boy was there which Mr. Lawrence of Bolton had So Severely whipp’d.  His Back was Stripp’d for me to See it.  There were bad Signs all over it and Two or Three large and plain Scarrs.  We went to Mr. Martyn’s, and tarry’d to Supper with them there begin a pleasant Moon to come home by.