May 14, 1745

1745 May 14 (Tuesday).  Try’d Jonas Brighams Horse in the Chaise, but he was too furious — broke Whipple-Tree and threw me out, but without Hurt.  D.G.  But he was a good Horse in the saddle.  I rode him to Cambridge.  I stop’d at Colonel Wards to Condole under his great Afflictions.  Stopp’d also at Mr. Pattersons in Sudbury with my wife’s Kinsman Williams,[1] the school master there.  Yet got to Cambridge Some time before Night.  Mother Champney has had a very ill Turn and though much better than She was, especially last Friday, yet is very Weak and low.

[1]Abraham Williams, Jr. (HC 1744), of Marlborough. He later became the fifth minister of the First Congregational Church, Sandwich, Mass., 1749-1784. SHG 11:498-502.