January 8, 1759

1759 January 8 (Monday).  Miss Betty Johnson who tarried with us over the Sabbath, is helping my wife in various Employments.  I had purposed to go to Mr. Biglows and to Mr. Barrets to Day but the Weather was too rugged for my tender Constitution.  At Eve walked to Mr. Zebulun Rice’s and Capt. Woods — but am Cautious of tarrying at the last.  Duly agree to go to Hopkinton tomorrow, God willing.