December 13, 1768

1768 December 13 (Tuesday).  Ride over to Capt. Maynard as the Principal Friend I can trust with my distressing Trouble.  He can’t go to Day, would go tomorrow early; but will Send his son John forthwith, and he goes accordingly to Sturbridge to see why my son does not come down.  I rode to Mr. Whitney’s at Northborough to see his Wife, who was delivered of a Child last Saturday Evening.  They having called him Thomas Lambert.  I dined there (having called to see Mrs. Martyn).  Returned at Evening.  Found my son Alexander here.  He tells me he went to Framingham last Saturday Night — was marryed last Evening to Mr. Browns Daughter Kezia.  Deacon Wood, Mr. Tainter and Mr. Zebulun Rice here to cutt out and salt up my Beef and Pork, which was killed yesterday.  The Cow’s Quarters weighed [blank].  The Hog weighed 253.