March 13, 1727

1727 March 13 (Monday).  My Wife had Designed to go to Boston with me but it was so rainy that she was obliged to give up her intention.  About Eleven it held up and I set out.  I was at Mr. Coles[1] (the shoemaker) where I saw Distracted Mrs. Bowtel.[2]  I got down to Cambridge between 7 and 8.

[1]Probably Samuel Cole of Framingham.

[2]This was perhaps a woman who had married one of the Boutwells of Reading, Mass.  In 1728 Samuel Cole of Framingham married a Sarah Boutwell of Reading.