May 29, 1744

1744 May 29 (Tuesday).  Brother Hicks here — but I set out for Boston: call’d at Mr. Matthias Rice’s to borrow money.  Din’d there and then he went with me to his Brother Ephraim Hows and got me 50 Shillings new tenor.  Proceeded to Mr. Joseph Tainters where I was very long detain’d for my Coat which was not done.  Could get no farther than Saltmarshes[1] at Watertown — lodg’d there, and N.B. Mr. Ballantine[2] of Westfield lodg’d in the Same House.

[1]Thomas Saltmarsh kept an inn for many years.  Bond, Watertown, 414.

[2]Rev. John Ballantine (HC 1735), minister of Westfield, Mass., 1741-1776.  SHG 9:468-72.