1742 August 13 (Friday). My honoured Mother worse again — but towards Evening revived. I dined at Capt. Allens. Waited on Madam Condy to prepare the way for Mollys going to School. Visited Mr. Mather. Bought Several more Books of Mrs. Greenwood. My Mother gave leave that I Should go home to keep Sabbath with my people, and then return to her. At Parting I received her Blessing, delivered in very Solemn and most tender Manner. I rode to Cambridge late at night but the people there were o’bed and I was greatly put to it for convenient reposing —
Samuel Mather (1706-1785), Harvard 1723, minister of Boston’s Second Church, 1732-1741, and the Bennet Street Church, 1741-1785. SHG 7:216-38.