February 13, 1751

1751 February 13 (Wednesday).  I rode to Hopkinton to See Mr. Barret in his Sickness — find he is much better.  I din’d there.  The Desolations in Hopkinton by the great Storm much greater than among us.  Mr. Barretts, Mr. Price’s, and 10 or 11 Barns more in that Town blown down.  Mr. Barretts Cattle, and his Negro Man also in the Barn at that Instant.  I was at Lieutenant Woods where lay ill Phebe Chamberlin and at their Request I pray’d with her.  At Aaron Warrins Shop for a large Cargo of mended Shooes.  Call’d at Mr. Hezekiah Pratts, whose wife wastes very much.  My Son Ebenezer breaks Flax.  Thomas at his Trade.