1748 March 16 (Wednesday). It had hailed and snowed in the night. I attended morning Prayers in the Chappell. Broke fast with Mr. Hancock. Dr. Breck came there and was going to Boston. I had his company. N.B. His account of a late difference between him and Mr. Maccarty: which led me to resent his whispering to Mr. Abraham Williams what had passed between Mr. Campbell and me about him — the grand Haretick Williams whereas I had reference to what he personated at commencement. I visited Dr. Parkman in his affliction — his wife remaining in a very languishing condition. Dined at my eldest Brothers. Visited Sister Willard, and my newly widowed Sister Beckky and my bereaved niece Esther. Lodged there. N.B. Mr. Edward Brattle Oliver there. N.B. Kept my Horse there.
Samuel Breck, the physician of Worcester.
The Reverend Mr. John Campbell of Oxford.
Parkman’s sister, Susanna, the widow of Captain Josiah Willard.
Parkman’s niece, Esther, married Oliver later in the year.