1739 July 4 (Wednesday). Mr. Joseph Grants Mare which I rode down got out of the Pasture this morning, but I got Deacon Sparhawks lad to go up the Road after her which she [sic] did. I rode to Boston to see my Mother and fetch my Cloths which I did before meeting. My Kinsman Elias came over from Captain Sharps where he has lodg’d for some Time because of his Infirmitys. I din’d in the Hall. N.B. a very great storm of Thunder, Rain and Wind, at Dinner time. N.B. A Most agreeable Century Oration by the President. N.B. Mr. Worthington of Seabury and Mr. Parsons of Lyme in Connecticut at our Commencement. I was chiefly entertain’d at Sir Buckminsters. Sir Woods did not keep Commencement. No Company at Father Champney’s, He being much disordered.
Samuel Sparhawk of Cambridge.
Parkman’s brother, Elias Parkman of Boston. [Walett may be mistaken, as this appears to be Parkman’s nephew; see August 22.]
Robert Sharp of Brookline.
Rev. Edward Holyoke, President of Harvard College.
Rev. William Worthington (YC 1716), minister at Westbrook (Saybrook), Conn.,1724-1756. Dexter, 156-58.
Rev. Jonathan Parsons (YC 1729), minister at Old Lyme, 1729-1745. Dexter, 389-93.
Joseph Buckminster (HC 1739), later minister at Rutland, Mass., 1752-1792. SHG, 10:348-54.
Benjamin Woods (HC 1739), eldest son of Col. Benjamin Woods of Marlborough. SHG, 10:416.