1728 July 15 (Monday). I rode to Cambridge with Neighbor Green. Found nobody at Father Champneys but sister Hannah just when I was going away and there came two men that would go in for Cyder. I went in again and tarried till they went away. I rode with them to Boston. Trouble Brother Samuell and Mr. Dorcas.
Hannah Champney, Mrs. Parkman’s oldest sister.
Samuel Parkman of Boston.
The reference (clearly legible) to a “Mr. Dorcas” is a bit puzzling. Parkman was probably referring to Dorcas Bowes, who married Samuel Parkman Jan. 29, 1729.