September 5, 1738

1738 September 5 (Tuesday).  I [was] interrupted greatly in my purpose and Endeavours of this Day by the kindly intended visits of Mr. John Barrett and Mr. Benjamin Gerrish[1] of Boston on their journey to Middleton in Connecticut, and of Mr. Cushing and his Wife.  Vid. Natal.[2]

[1]He later moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and became a prosperous merchant.

[2]Despite Parkman’s reference to the Natalitia there is no entry in it for this date.