October 12, 1744

1744 October 12 (Friday).  We purpos’d to have gone to Cambridge but the rainy Weather prevented.  I attempted to go over the Ferry, but the Rain increasing I prevail’d with the Ferryman to sett me ashore, as also Colonel Minot of Concord.[1]  He walk’d up with me and broke fast at Brother Samuels.  At Secretary Willards.[2]  P.M. at Mr. Gee’s.[3]  So rainy that I concluded to stay over the Sabbath and engag’d to preach for Mr. Gee.  At Eve waited on Mr. Wilsteads[4] Lecture.  On Mat. 16.26.  Lodg’d at Sister Bettys.  N.B. Mr. John Jarvis dy’d nigh a month agoe.

[1]James Minott was Concord’s representative in the General Court.  Shattuck, Concord, 380.

[2]Josiah Willard, Secretary of the Province.

[3]Rev. Joshua Gee of Boston.

[4]Rev. William Welsteed (HC 1716), minister of the New Brick Church,1728-1753.  SHG 6:153-58.