1736 December 8 (Wednesday). Rose early and Set out with Design to go to Salem to the Ordination of Mr. John Sparhawk, but I found it so exceeding Cold, and so rough, hard riding that I diverted to Charleston Ferry. N.B. Capt. Clark of Framingham I carryed in to Brother Elias’s to Breakfast with us. Visited Mr. Pierpont late p.m. Mrs. Hannah Breck got down below. The Ladies tarried in the room but a little while, but left Mr. P______t and I to Smoke our Pipes together. I took leave of him without making further trouble about them. He asked me to dine with him next Day, but I declined engaging my Self, and repaired to Mr. Coopers and thence to Brother Elias’s where I Supped and had Mr. Charles Coffin and his wife. Lodged there.
John Sparhawk (1713-1755), Harvard 1731. SHG, 9:100-06.
Thomas Clark (1704-1775). John Clark, Records of the Descendants of Hugh Clark, of Watertown, Mass. 1640-1866 (Boston: Printed for the Author, 1866), 22-23, 31.