August 18, 1742

1742 August 18 (Wednesday).  My Mother often in Darkness but hoping in God and Trusting to see the Goodness of the Lord.  Wrote again to my wife.  Dined with Mr. Gee[1] and a Number of Gentlemen at Mr. George Rogers’s.[2]  P.M. at Mr. Mathers, and at Eve my Kinsman and I walked as far as to Mr. Byles’s.[3]  N.B. his little Son’s artfull repeating a Poem on Thunder and another on Goliath: though but 7 Year old.  Returned [quite?] to North End, to my Mother, and to my Lodging.  [Marginal notation: An high Training, to wait on the Governor.]

[1]Joshua Gee (1698-1748), Harvard 1717, minister of Boston’s Second Church, 1723-1748.  SHG 6:175-83.

[2]Not identified.

[3]Mather Byles (1707-1788), Harvard 1725, minister of Boston’s Hollis Street Church, 1732-1776.  SHG 7:464-93.