July 15, 1756

1756 July 15 (Thursday).  I had but a faint Night notwithstanding — much pained in my Knees, as well as Back.  Fear I am falling into Rheumatism.  Am faint to Day, appetite depraved.  Am Confined to the Chamber.  Mr. Noah Rice and his son Bacon here from Commencement.  Likewise Mr. Hall.  Mr. Wellman the last dined here; and brought me Theses and Questiones.  Capt. Baldwin dined here also.  He is going to Brookfield.  Thomas and Billy begin to hill the Corn at the Island, and finish it.  At night Came Mr. Robert Breck of New Haven College and his sister, Mrs. Lois, with Rev. Mr. Josiah Whitney of Pomfrat, from Boston in their way to Springfield and lodged here.  Dr. Chase to see me a.m.