April 10, 1738

1738 April 10 (Monday).  I rode to Marlborough.  Mr. Burr (who preach’d at Marlborough yesterday for Mr. Bliss) was there when I went down.  Conversation with him about Bedforth Lands in Connecticut.  Din’d at Dr. Gotts.  Talk’d with Ensign Gotham Ward touching what had been reported of the neighbouring ministers in the Affair of Marlborough against Mr. Benjamin Kent.[1]  In returning Home, had Colonel William Wards Company.  N.B. Took down a Jack at Father Breck’s.[2]

[1]Minister of Marlborough.

[2]Home of the late Reverend Robert Breck of Marlborough, father of Parkman’s second wife.