February 7, 1740

1740 February 7 (Thursday).  Very Pleasant.  John White went to Cambridge for my Horse.  It was late before I mounted at Charleston, being after 11.  Stop’d at College at sister Barretts[1] and rode over to Father Champney’s.[2]  After 1 p.m. I set out from thence.  N.B. Sister Lydia[3] rode up with Brother Hicks on the 4th in a Whirry.  Levi Brigham — my Company part of the Way.  Got home at 7 1/2 in the Eve.

[1]Ruth Champney, sister of Parkman’s first wife, married John Barrett, May 5, 1737.  Paige, Cambridge, 507.

[2]Samuel Champney, Sr., of Cambridge, Parkman’s first father-in-law.

[3]Lydia Champney, Parkman’s sister-in-law.