1724 January 3 (Friday). Mr. Breck oblig’d me to offer the morning Sacrifice. After Sundry Colloquys we took a Walk to Merchant Woods’. 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 Seat at Stow, of Westborough, etc., I repair’d home.
Benjamin Woods of Marlborough.
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