1744 April 18 (Wednesday). Mr. Barrett not being present I preach’d the public Lecture. Text Luke 16.23. N.B. The first Time I preach’d in the New Meeting House. P.M. I got an Horse of Mr. Prentice, and (Mr. Bowers of Middletown in Connecticut and Mr. Whitcomb of Lancaster part of the way in Company) I rode to Luningburgh and to Townshend, lodg’d at Lieutenant Taylors, but alas! the house in Tears for my kind Landlady, Mrs. Taylor, who lately deceas’d. N.B. Several Houses in Townsend fortify’d against the Indians.
Rev. Samuel Barrett of Hopkinton.
Rev. John Prentice of Lancaster
Rev. Benjamin Bowers (HC 1733), minister of Haddam, Conn., 1740-1761. SHG 9:278-79.
 Deacon David Whitcomb.
Daniel Taylor. See Ithamar B. Sawtelle, History of the Town of Townsend (Fitchburg, 1878), 154.