September 18, 1742

1742 September 18 (Saturday).  Mr. Forbush at work but not Lieutenant Brigham.  Rev. Mr. Parsons[1] of Lyme made me a kind visit; and I perswaded him to Stay and keep Sabbath here, though I had sent to Mr. Smith of Marlborough to change with me, for I sent down Thomme to prevent his coming up.  But he returned me a Note full of urgency to go down notwithstanding.  I rode down therefore at Evening to Marlborough.

[1]Jonathan Parsons (1705-1776), Yale 1729, minister of Old Lyme, Connecticut, 1729-1745; Newburyport (First Presbyterian Church), 1746-1776; DYG, 1:389-93.