1767 July 17 (Friday). Gave my Brother the best advice I could: but do exceedingly fear the Event. May God avert the sad Omens! Took leave with very heavy Heart. Called at Mr. Rogers’s at Newton. Received and paid him for mending my Watch 25/ old Tenor. Mr. Loring overtook me, and we dined at Mr. Woodwards. Called at Mr. Browns, Coll. Buckminsters etc. Arrived at Eve in safety, and my Wife and Family in peace. Mrs. P________ has had a Fever and has not gone down from the Chamber this Week.