February 9, 1738

1738 February 9 (Thursday).  We rode to Marlborough, our Kinsman in Company, he being accommodated with a Horse by Mr. Aaron Forbush.[1]  Mr. Bliss[2] preach’d to the Young Societys in that Town, from Ps. 119.9.  N.B. Confusion in the Singing by the young man’s reading the Longer meeter in Standish Tune, throughout the Singing.  After Service we went to Dr. Gotts, where we were refresh’d for we did not dine at Captain Williams’s where we call’d before meeting.  Divers of us Spent the Eve at the Colonel’s.  My Spouse and I lodg’d at Dr. Gotts, but my Kinsman with Mr. Bliss.

[1]Son of Deacon Thomas Forbush.

[2]Daniel Bliss (Yale 1732), later the minister at Concord, Mass., 1738-1764.  Dexter, pp. 439-440.