May 23, 1757

1757 May 23 (Monday).  I obtained, though with Difficulty, Capt. Woods Chair and Horse and my Wife and I rode to Watertown.  For our Journey Mr. Forb. the Collector, paid me only 5£ old Tenor.  Wherefore I took up £59.10.2 old Tenor of Capt. Fay: and we went to Marlborough and took up £44.3.0 old Tenor of the widow Grace Barns.  We dined at Esquire Brighams — had Mr. Maccartys and his mother’s Company on the Road to Waltham — lodged at Brother Harringtons.