May 25, 1744

1744 May 25 (Friday).  I rode to Worcester to See the Prisoner Richard Fitz Patrick Committed for the Murther of Daniel Campbell of Rutland.  I din’d at Mr. Cushings at Shrewsbury, had Colonel Ward[1] for my Company.  Call’d at the high Sheriffs, Captain Flaggs,[2] who went with me to Reverend Mr. Burrs[3] and to the Jayl.  Found the prisoner very Ignorant but desirous of Instruction.  Having done what in me lay in Instructing him and Praying with him, I went into Colonel Chandlers[4] and refresh’d myself and so hastened home.  At my House found Mrs. Edwards of Northampton and her Daughter Jerusha, accompany’d by Reverend Mr. Hopkinton[5] of Sheffield.

[1]Nahum Ward of Shrewsbury.

[2]Benjamin Flagg, Jr.

[3]Rev. Isaac Burr of Worcester.

[4]John Chandler, Jr.

[5]Rev. Samuel Hopkins.