August 19, 1751

1751 August 19 (Monday).  At the New House in the morning — when I came back rode up to Mr. Asa Brighams to desire Mrs. Brigham to release Hannah Pratt to nurse my wife.  N.B. was at Mr. Gershom Brighams who made me a present of Cheese — and visited Mr. Samuel Fays Wife: but din’d at Mr. Joseph Knowltons who gave me 3/4 Bushel Rye.  When I came home, found Mr. Cushing, and Several Women, our near Neighbours to see Mrs. Parkman, who is every Day and Night in great Pain, and has been for some Time.  Here was also Mrs. Patty Haven, and with her Deacon Burnaps[1] Daughter.  Those last lodg’d with us.

[1]Benjamin Burnap of Hopkinton.