September 5, 1739

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[1] rode my Horse to his Brother Bradshaws.[2]  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.

[1]Benjamin was the son of Parkman’s brother, William.

[2]Sarah, daughter of William Parkman, married John Bradshaw, Sept. 26, 1736.