1727 May 31 (Wednesday). Mr. Joseph Baxter of Medfield preach’d the Election sermon from 1 Tim. 2.1.2. Mr. Stimpson, Mr. Greenwood, Mr. Turell and I din’d with the officers of the Town Militia and the company of Cadys [Cadets?] which waited upon his Honor the Lieutenant Governour. Mr. Turell Pray’d and it fell to me to return. The Afternoon was in greatest part Spent at Mr. Henchmans Shop with Mr. Greenwood, Turell, Prince, etc., etc. We went to Mr. Sewalls to the Convention. In the Evening I was with Mr. Lowell and his Wife first at his and then at her Fathers. I was also at Captain Kings where Mr. Joseph Parsons was with Mrs. Porter. I invited him to lodge with me. Accordingly he did. He told me sorrowfull News of Mr. Samuel Coffins being far Spent in a Consumption and his Life dispair’d of.
Joseph Stimpson (Harvard 1720), of Charlestown. Later minister at Maiden, 1735-1744. Sibley, VI, 410-411.
Isaac Greenwood, Professor of Mathematics at Harvard College.
Reverend Ebenezer Turell (Harvard 1721), minister of Medford, 1724-1778. Sibley VI, 574-582.
Lieutenant Governor William Dummer was acting governor at this time, pending the arrival of Governor William Burnet.
Daniel Henchman, publisher and bookseller in Boston.
Nathan Prince, tutor at Harvard and brother of the famous historian, Thomas Prince.
Reverend Joseph Sewall of the Old South Church, Boston.
John Lowell (Harvard 1721) of Boston was the first minister of Newburyport, 1725-1767. Sibley, VI, 496-502.
Lowell married Sarah Champney, a cousin of Parkman’s wife.
(Harvard 1720). Minister of Bradford, 1726-1765. Sibley, VI, 393-396.
Brocklebank Samuel Coffin (Harvard 1718) of Newbury. Sibley, VI, 234.