1739 September 5 (Wednesday). Rode a.m. to Captain Sharps where my Kinsman Elias still Lodges, then proceeded to Boston. I rode to Brother Alexanders who sent my wife 3 Gallons of wine by Mr. Cornelius Biglo. Din’d at Alexanders. My Mother Still in a weak and low Condition. Benjamin Parkman rode my Horse to his Brother Bradshaws. I was greatly interrupted by all these means in my usual practice on this Day — and very much subverted in my Design of improving this Season which was to have Spent it with my Mother and Brethren, especially the Afternoon or Evening in a Religious Manner, and I carry’d with me a Discourse on Ps. 73.24, and another on Job 19.25 for the purpose — but their various Engagements, etc. prevented. Yet I would not omitt wholly my regards to this Day, although I was not able so strictly to observe it to the Lord as I would have done.
Benjamin was the son of Parkman’s brother, William.
Sarah, daughter of William Parkman, married John Bradshaw, Sept. 26, 1736.