April 12, 1759

1759 April 12 (Thursday).  My Wife Very bad — her Ague Fit stronger than Ordinary — And her Fever Fit brings her into great Distress — So that She is perhaps lower than at any time yet.  Billys Meazles come out thick.  He keeps Chiefly on the Bed, but went out twice.  Dr. Crosby here and looks on him as well as my wife.  Samme has his Fit of Fever and Ague likewise.  Mr. Moses Twitchell works for me, mending Fence.  Suse Newton comes to watch.  I have a very poor Night my Self, with Care and Concern, tending Billy, yet have good help of Persis Rice and Suse Newton.  I could not lye till Morning but