January 3, 1724

1724 January 3 (Friday).  Mr. Breck oblig’d me to offer the morning Sacrifice.  After Sundry Colloquys we took a Walk to Merchant Woods’.[1]  I borrow’d the Spectator of him (volume 9).  I din’d at Mr. Breck’s.  After a Dinner, a Pipe, and Some Discourse, of Mr. Ickyl’s[2] Seat at Stow, of Westborough, etc., I repair’d home.

[1]Benjamin Woods of Marlborough.

[2]A Mr. Jekyl, an Englishman residing at the lower village in Stow, gave the town a small bell to hang in the meeting house in 1722.  Stow, Mass., 1683-1933 (Stow, n.d.), p. 11