1772 January 14 (Tuesday). P.M. rode over to Hopkinton. In my way there visit Mrs. Hardy and pray with her. Visit also a Stranger who lies Sick at William Pierce’s junior. His name is George Pinkerton, a sailor. Prayed with him. Went to see Mr. Fitch that I might be better acquainted with him. He read one of his sermons to me. Lodged at Mr. Barretts.