1745 August 14 (Wednesday). A Number of us went with Mr. Seccomb to his Island with great pleasure. Mr. Stone deliver’d an Excellent Sermon at the Public Lecture on Tit. 2.14. N.B. Our Conversation on a Certain Meeting propos’d by some ministers to be at Boston September next to subscribe the Confession of Faith; but we determin’d nothing, unless to let it very much alone — wait and see. Mr. Barrett my Company to Marlborough. Supp’d at his Kinsman Barretts. Home late.
Rev. Mr. Seccomb “built a substantial summer cottage, as a place of pleasant resort,” on Grape Island in Bare Hill Pond. Henry S. Nourse, History of the Town of Harvard (Harvard, 1894), 187.