November 1, 1758

1758 November 1 (Wednesday).  Went to Old Mr. Strattons early and took up of him 20£ old tenor for which I gave him a second Note.  Rode into Boston, to Mr. Procters at the Alms-House.  Proceeded to Visit The Widow of the late Rev. Mr. Prince: and there was Shewn by Miss Sally Prince a Letter from Dr. William Shippen of Philadelphia, giving an Account of the Death of Mrs. Edwards, widow of late president Edwards — to my great Grief — my Brother Samuel who is in great Affliction by the low Condition of his only Son William B.  He has been sick above a Month of a Fever; and is now very delirious.  Sister Lydia Champney is there to assist them.  Dined among my Relations at Mr. Winters, but not at Brother Samuels, there being a great many there — and much Trouble already.  My Brother being out of Hay, and Weather rainy, so that tis difficult to get supply; my Mare was kept at Mr. Lowders.