November 23, 1757

1757 November 23 (Wednesday).  The Day for the Ordination of Mr. Joseph Parsons junior at Brookfield 1st Church.  Monsieur Joseph Robishow and his Wife came to see us; and dined here.  As did Mrs. Allan from Shrewsbury and her son William but they all left us so Soon in p.m. that I rode down to See Mr. Jacob Garfield and his Wife.  He was not at home; but after a Brief Admonition to his Wife — I went to Mr. Joslins, who had been confined with Fever and Ague, but grows better.  However my Errand to him, as was very much the Reason of my riding abroad Yesterday, was to borrow money; my Collector Forbush not Supplying me though I am reduced to great and uncomfortable Straits for want of it: And try from one to another to borrow — without Success — til Eliza Phillips in part, and Mr. Joslin more fully, answers for my Present Occasion.  In Returning at Eve, visit old Mr. Bradish, and Mrs. Rolf.  Council at Narraganset No. 2.  12 Churches.  Transcribe a Result for Deacon Greenough at Boston.