July 29, 1756

1756 July 29 (Thursday).  Had a yet more distressing night Still, in profuse sweating, and faintness — had little sleep — so that I am brought low.  Dr. Chase here; he leaves me a portion of Rhubarb which I am in doubt about taking.  My Wife still very lame.  Billy is poisoned and can do no Work.  Mr. Moses Twitchell and Joseph Pratt Securing the Hay at my Meadow.  A little after noon I took the Rheubarb, and it worked about 3 times — hope it had a good Effect.  P.M. Neighbour Elizer Rice and my son Ebenezer brought each of them a Load of Hay from Ministerial Meadow, which finishes the Haying there for this year, being 6 Load.  Mr. Twitchel brought up one Load from Newton Meadow, and stacked a little more than a Load in the Meadow.  Toward Night Dr. Wilson called in to see me.  It was most seasonable and agreeable, for I had tryed to send for him this very Day.  He advises to take Elixir Camphoratum, 20 or 25 Drops, Early Morn, and 11 a.m.  N.B. Esq. Baker brought the Doctor for his son Joseph; So that riding this way he called in.  Mr. Twitchell and Jos. Pratt lodge here.