1758 August 17 (Thursday). Fair. I rode to Marlborough to Mr. Daniel Wards to pay 50£ O.T. for my son Forbush and took up his Note. Carryed with me a remarkable Book which I borrowed of Mr. Smith, the History of the Devil, which I have read and found Some usefull Things in. But heard he was gone to Stow — and therefore did not go. I had designed also to see the widow Brigham — but I sent her Interest money by Mr. Willard Wheeler, School Master. Returned and dined at home. P.M. attended a Catechetical Exercise to Young Women. Delivered my Second Exercise on the Assemblys Catechism, which is from page 5 to 10. 24 young women present. N.B. did not sing by reason of my hoarseness — but read the Stanzas — viz. Ps. 36.7-11.