January 4, 1724

1724 January 4 (Saturday).  I prepar’d (partly) for Sabbath.  In the Afternoon came Mr. Elmer[1] and Mr. Goddard[2] of Shrewsbury as they were passing to Sherborn.  Mr. Elmer invited me in Mr. Barrett’s Name to meet Mr. Barrett and the Company with his Wife, down at Framingham next Wednesday.

[1]Reverend Daniel Elmer (Yale 1713), who preceded Parkman as minister at Westborough.  Dissension arose and Elmer was dismissed.  He moved to Springfield in 1724, and in 1728 was ordained at Fairfield, New Jersey.  DeForest and Bates, Westborough, p. 51.  Franklin B. Dexter, Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College . . . 1701-1745 (N.Y., 1885), pp. 110-111.

[2]Edward Goddard.