September 5, 1769

1769 September 5 (Tuesday).  Rose early enough to view the Comet.  It appeared nigh Orion’s Shoulder, and with a great Stream from the Nucleus to the West: longer, I think, then ever I saw.  Undertook my Journey to Rochester to wait on Mrs. P______ home.  Got to Mr. Barretts before their Breakfast or prayer.  Mr. Samuel Barrett of Boston and two sisters there.  Rode by Mr. Isaac Lorings, by Mr. Aaron Ponds, and Hill’s in Medway.  Dined at Mr. Timothy Haws’s in Wrentham.  Visit Mr. Bean and Mrs. Simpson, [reach?] Mr. Palmers, at Norton and lodge there.