1756 March 18 (Thursday). Mr. [blank] Winchester of Brookline, and Mr. Samuel Sparhawk of Cambridge dined here. The former wants to buy a place. P.M. I attended the Funeral of Mrs. Betty Bellows. At Eve Mr. Samuel Fay junior here; and disturbed that I did not Visit his Children when He was under Trouble in the Months Past; and especially when he went to Albany — whereas I dont remember that I was Seasonably informed of it: and was, I think, at Sutton when he went: Was confined by Lameness and Sickness some part of the Winter: but, in brief, he being so often from home, I did not think of Visiting the Family, till I might enjoy the Company of the head of it.