June 1, 1759

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.