December 20, 1726

1726 December 20 (Tuesday).  William Clark Thrash’d Oates for me.  Mr. Barrett[1] expected according to word sent us but Came not.  Mr. Peres Rice here with Complaints against his uncle, Mr. Samuel Fay, etc.  He told me Some in the Town were Examining whether my marrying the Rutland couple was according to Law.  Mr. Breck sent home my Political State 12 volumes, and a Pamphlet, by his son Mr. Robert and young Rice of College.[2]

[1]Reverend Samuel Barrett of Hopkinton.

[2]Caleb Rice (Harvard 1730), youngest son of Caleb Rice of Marlborough.  Later the first minister of Sturbridge, Mass., 1736-1759.  Sibley, III, 774-775.