1744 June 24 (Sunday). Morning — preach’d at North Shrewsbury on Rom. 8.7, a. and p.m. Din’d at Lieutenant Taylors. N.B. Mr. Sparhawk Schoolmaster in the Town din’d with me. After the Exercises Ebenezer Ball pilotted me over to his uncle Livermore’s, that I might See his Wife who was in a Wasting Languishing State, was told she was not like to live, and I understood that the way was shorter than I found it to be — but my Circumstances were like to be such that I could not visit her for Several Weeks. I return’d to my Family at Evening. Both Mr. Morse and Mr. Coollidge lodg’d here.
John Sparhawk (HC 1723), formerly a schoolmaster and lawyer at Plymouth, Mass. SHG 7:258-59.