1744 April 17 (Tuesday). Thomme who had left me last night to go down to Boston in Company with Jonathan Rogers, went not away till the morning. I wrote by him to Mr. Joshua Emms of Boston, Goldsmith, with whom he was going to live. I had Mr. Williams’s Mare to ride over to the Association at Lancaster. Mr. Loring absent by reason of the late Death of his oldest son, Dr. John Loring Physician at Boston. Mr. Gardner read his Concio on Matt. 13.27 and part of 28. Heard to Day the sorrowful News of the Burning of Mr. Emmersons House at Nessitissett lately.
(HC 1729). SHG 8:598-99.
Rev. John Gardner of Stow.
Rev. Daniel Emerson (HC 1739), first minister of Hollis, N.H., 1743-1793. SHG 10:359-64. See The Boston Gazette, or, Weekly Journal, April 24, 1744.
Nissitisset was the West Parish of Dunstable, Mass., later incorporated in 1746 as Hollis, N.H.