1759 February 16 (Friday). Noah Hardy is Supposed to have the Meazles at the Widow Newtons. Neighbour Batherick dined here. He acquaints me with Schemes of Lotterys among both Men and Youth here with us, and he is greived at it. P.M. Cornelius Biglow junior here with like request from his Father about his Mother as Noah brought Jan. 5.