March 13, 1747

1747 March 13 (Friday).  Strange Alteration of Weather.  Night and Morning Stormy.  Cold and Snow.  When the Day got up it clear’d off and was bright though Cold.  Mr. Hardy from Grafton here for a Return from the Ministers lately met at Mr. Stone’s.  I committed the Letter to him.  At Evening Brother Hicks and Mr. Daniel Champney[1] — came and lodg’d here.  They inform me that Mr. John Sparhawk[2] lately dy’d on board of a Vessel at Boston, newly come from Annapolis, and was bury’d in Boston.

[1]Of Cambridge.  The cousin of Parkman’s first wife.

[2]The former schoolmaster of Plymouth and Shrewsbury.