November 15, 1737

1737 November 15 (Tuesday).  Trooping and Training — prayed with the foot before Dinner and dined with the officers of both Horse and Foot — prayed with the whole Body at Eve.  N.B. Capt. Eager detained by his sickness and Lieut. Baker[1] also absent.  N.B. I wrote to Worcester by Capt. Moses Rice,[2] being I could not visit the Prisoner.

[1]Forbes: Lieut. Edward Baker was one of Mr. Parkman’s first friends in Westborough, for he and James Eager had been the committee who brought him the news that he had been called to be the town minister.  He was always prominent in town and church affairs, and chairman of the committee which built the old Arcade.

He lived on Main Street, on the Pollard place, where his son, Squire Baker, afterwards had his home.  He had ten children, of whom one, Joseph, born in 1736, was “the Squire.”

His house was moved and in now part of Mrs. Gleason’s house.

He died in 1763, and his stone still marks his last resting place in the old burying ground, although that of Persis his wife has long since disappeared.

Walett: Edward Baker, an original settler of Westborough.

[2]Walett: Keeper of a public house in Worcester.