January 26, 1769

1769 January 26 (Thursday).  Went to Visit Lt. Bruce, who has lately lost his Brother Elisha, but he was not at home.  Visit Stockwell, Samuel Hardys and Garfields Familys.  N.B. When I began some serious Discourse with Garfield, he answered me with Baseness.  Visit Lt. Forbush again.  Call at Dr. Haws’s.  She is poorly and on the bed.  At Eve my son William returned from Rochester, with Letters etc.  He came by the way of Roxbury.  He brings me from Mr. West of Dartmouth, Sale’s 2d Volume of the Koran, and from Mr. Thomas Adams of Medfield, Kennicotts two Dissertations, viz. on the Tree of Life; and on the Offerings of Cain and Abel.