1759 June 1 (Friday). Visit Dr. P________s Widow. Am grieved to see the Decay and Destruction of my dear Brother Elias’s Estate. Little Elias sick of a Fever. Breakfast with sister Rebecca. Bought my Wife a Chints Gown at Deacon Simsons. Leave Dr. Wheats (where my Daughter Baldwin is) after noon. Rode to Mrs. Hills at Cambridge. Payed her principal and Interest £115 and odd money, old Tenor and took up my note. Dined there, at near 4 o’Clock p.m. Visit Mr. Stratton of Waltham and widow Baldwin of Sudbury. Got to Wards of Marlborough about 9. Paid my Interest there. Arrived at home about 11 at Night.