1724 September 2 (Wednesday). In the Morning I rode with My Landlord over to Hopkinton to Mr. Barrett’s Ordination. We met in Mr. Barretts New House. Mr. Appleton Pray’d First; Mr. Webb of Boston Preach’d; Mr. Dor then pray’d; Mr. Swift gave the Charge; Mr. Brown of Reading the right Hand of Fellowship; and Elder Lyman Set the Psalm. We din’d handsomely. Mr. Cushing, Mr. Thornton Barrett, Cousin Charles Coffin and I all Lodg’d at Mr. Woods. N.B. Mr. Webb, discourse in the Evening, of the Doctors of the Church. Viz. Tillotson, Scott, etc.
Reverend Nathaniel Appleton (Harvard 1712) of Cambridge. Sibley, V, 599-609.
Reverend Richard Brown, Jr.
Deacon Caleb Lyman of the New North Church, Boston.