June 30, 1759

1759 June 30 (Saturday).  Yesterday Morning Mrs. Hannah Rice came early to desire me to let her go and live in my t’other House (though there is a Family there already).  To Day having thought of the matter (as I told her I would) I Sent her word that I declined it, because of the Difficult Circumstances of my Case — upon which she sent me a Letter full of Resentment — and to which I thought it necessary to write some Reply.  N.B. Mr. Whitney, Deacon Tainter and his son, and Mr. Joseph Bruce came to help me in half-hilling.  A valuable Token of their Kindness.  May God reward ‘em for it!  P.M. Mr. Fessenden at Tea here.