February 19, 1759

1759 February 19 (Monday).  The Boys all go to school, though tis very muddy and rainy.  Dr. Crosby here and tells me that Capt. Maynard is in high Salivation.  He had ‘ointed for the Itch with an Ointment from Dr. Gardner of Boston — and using it too freely was thus affected.  He had also gone into the Cedar swamp wading in the Water and to Marlborough and taken Cold and was in an ill state.