November 3, 1758

1758 November 3 (Friday).  Very much hindered by assisting my Brother Samuel in writing Letters to England to the Heirs of Mrs. Poyutz deceased.  Visit Cousen Oliver — he goes with me to see the Train of Artilery which came from Louisbourg.  Paid for my Goods at Mr. Church’s.  Dined at Cousen Nathaniels.  Paid Miss Abiel Page.  N.B. paid for 1/2 a pound of Tea more than I conceive I had of her.  It being charged to be in August, whereas I had none at that time, not being then at Boston.  At Eve rode out of Town, leaving my poor Nephew in the Same Condition which I found him in.  O that it might be a warning to all young Men!  I stopped at Mr. Abiel George Hatter in Roxbury; took and paid for 2 Felt Hatts for my little Boys.  Mr. Potter of Brookline having sollicited me to go there to lodge with them — I did so: and was most respectfully Entertained there.  N.B. she had lately lain in.