1745 May 11 (Saturday). Captain Maynard (in his Team) brought me up 14£ Sugar and my Kegg of 3 Gallons of Rum from Boston. P.M. Mr. Millen here. He discover’d to me that it was by him that I sent Mr. Loring his Hubbards Absence of the Comforter. At Eve came Brother Samuel Parkman from Hopkinton, bound up to Bolton and thence to Hartford. N.B. Ebenezer went to Lieutenant Tainters for his Chaise and brought it.
Rev. John Mellen of Sterling.
Nehemiah Hobart, The Absence of the Comforter Described and Lamented (New London, 1717).