1740 August 6 (Wednesday). A bright Morning, which we have not had this long Time. I think ever since Thursday last. Mr. Barrett, going to Shrewsbury, call’d here. Letter from Mr. Lydius of Albany, informing that the Rices of Canada desire one of their Brethren of New England would go up to Albany and meet them on September 6 next, in order to their making a Visit hither. Nei[gh]bour Seth Rice here with the Letter, himself under Indispositions.
The story of the captivity of the Rice boys was recorded by Parkman. See The Story of the Rice Boys (Westborough, 1906).
Son of Edmund Rice of Westborough.