July 9, 1749

1749 July 9 (Sunday).  A.M. read Genesis 42.  Preach’d on 1 Cor. 11.31.  P.M. read Mark 13.  Preach’d from Hos. 3.5 — fear the Lord and his Goodness — but partly carry’d on my Scheme from 2 Sam. 21.14.  Administer’d the Lords Supper also this Day.  Mr. Ezekiel Upham and Daniel Hastings brought Elisha Coolidge[1] of Watertown to dine here.  Bad News of Mr. Abraham Williams[2] of Sandwich being lost.

[1]The son of Deacon John Coolidge.

[2]Parkman had been concerned about his nephew’s being lost spiritually (see diary for April 13, 1749), but here made reference to the fact that Williams had been reported lost at sea in 1749.  The newly ordained minister survived, however, and served Sandwich until his death in 1784.