1759 April 19 (Thursday). Miss Lavinia Baker watched last night. Visit and pray with Mr. Nurse. Mr. Benjamin Nurse and his Wife of Framingham, there. Lt. Rolf brings me a Pair of Boots he has made for me, with English soals etc. Ebenezer Rice junior comes with a Yoke of Oxen. Alexander and he split Hills. Mr. Zebulun Rice brings a plough which he has made for me. I rode to Hopkinton. Went by Deacon Burnaps who took his Horse and rode with me through the worst of the Woods towards Dr. Wilsons, where my Business chiefly lay. I dined there. N.B. The Doctor generously gave me what ever he had done for me or mine. Mrs. Henrietta Overing is going to Rhode Island — goes from the Doctors this Afternoon. I proceeded to Sir Harry Franklands Seat, kept now by Mr. Jacques Joseph Villieout de Rohan marrie avec Madamoiselle Frances [blank] de Turenne. He gave me such Slips, Branches, Cions, Seeds as I desired — and lent me Du Moulins Book of Accomplishment of the Prophecys or Third Book of Defense of the Catholique Faith. I borrow’d it for the sake of a Trial with my Mr. Blanc, for it being in French I presume not to read much of it. In returning at Eve, called at Mr. Barretts, who is gone to Boston. My Wife had a Fit to Day.