January 7, 1758

1758 January 7 (Saturday).  Sent Breck with the old Mare to Lt. Rolf.  Mr. Batherick, who takes Care of the New Horse comes on purpose to acquaint me with the Character the Horse has for a breachy and troublesome Creature.  Neighbour Barney Newton has brought up Word that my dear Brother is living, and like to recover.  Mr. Tim Warren here with Wood, and tells me a grievous Story of his Disquietment with the School-Mistress, Mrs. Mary — but I am not willing to take any further notice of it at present, though, it Seems, it makes a great Noise in their Neighbourhood.  N.B. Mr. Cornelius Biglow junior here to acquaint me he is going to carry Mrs. Grace Barns 50£.  And I wrote to her by him.