1742 September 11 (Saturday). Mr. Forb. at the Chimny and Lt. Brigham came to work. Sam Bumpso came and helped tend the Masons. But Lt. Brigham went with Ensign Maynard to Grindstone Hill to digg Stones, and with Mr. Nurses Team added to my oxen brought a Load of Excellent Jaum Stones from thence. But these Things proved a great Impediment to my Studys, and preparations for the Sabbath.
William Nurse (1696-1779). “Attended and prayed at the Funeral of Old Mr. William Nurse. He was 83 sometime in last month.” (Parkman diary, Apr. 16, 1779).