1724 January 10 (Friday). In the Morning I was appointed to go back to Mr. How’s (upon Mr. Cushing’s Horse) to Bring Madame Graves in Company with Mr. Barrett and Madame, Old Mr. How and his Wife. We din’d at Mr. Whoods Upon roast Goose, roast Pea hen, Bak’d Stuff’d Venison, Beef, Pork, etc. After Dinner we Smoak’d a Pipe, read Governor Shute’s Memorial to the King and Mr. Cushing and I rode home. This Eve I visited Old Mr. Rice. Ensign Newton was with him. I borrow’d an Horse of him for my Service to Marlborough and to Stow. I returned Mr. Pratt’s Horse, which I had Us’d through all these Frolicks, by his young Son. In the Morning I rode to Marlborough. After Dinner (upon Roast Beef) with Mr. Breck, and our Concerting Measures upon Changing, Mr. Breck rode away for Westborough.
Captain Thomas Howe of Marlborough.
Governor Samuel Shute of Mass.
Thomas Rice of Westborough. See Andrew H. Ward, A Genealogical History of the Rice Family (Boston, 1858).
Thomas Newton of Westborough.
John Pratt of Westborough.