1738 September 7 (Thursday). In the Morning, just as we were mounting Mr. Cheney (who had lodg’d with Mr. Bridgham at Brimfield) came, and stay’d us whilst we made a visit to Colonel Dwight. N.B. Colonel engage’d in building a new House. About 3/4 after 8 we set out with Dr. Pyncheons Company. Light at Ashleys. Left Ashleys between 10 and 11. At 1/2 after one arriv’d weary and tir’d at Scots in Kingston. Din’d there. Left Scotts 1/2 after 2. One Mr. Ball of Springfield and an Irishman bound to Glascow added to the Company. At Lambs in Springfield 1/2 after 3. N.B. Norwich Indians at Lambs. Left Lambs 20 minutes after 4. Mr. Breck came out to meet us a little before we got up to the Town. We arriv’d by Day Light — and not so tir’d as last night, nor as I was at Scotts in Kingstown.
Reverend James Bridgham (Harvard 1726), minister of Brimfield, Mass. Sibley, VIII, 7-10.
Timothy Dwight of Northampton, Mass.
The Ashley family kept a tavern in Westfield, Mass., for many years.