March 28, 1752

1752 March 28 (Saturday).  Mrs. Lucy Bowker here a.m.  Mr. Winchester from Boston and brings us account that now the Small Pox prevails there very much.  I am dissatisfy’d with Mr. Prince’s misimprovement of the Materials etc. which I Sent him about Mechoachan.[1]

[1]Sometimes spelled mechoacanna.  Any of several plants of the morning-glory family with roots used as cathartics.