1749 July 14 (Friday). All the Morning perplex’d and fatigu’d about my Horse, which had got out of the Pasture and could not be found; till Sir Appleton took his Fathers Horse and rode to Watertown; the Horse was found in old Lieutenant Coolidges Yard. I did not get away from Cambridge till noon. Call’d at Captain Sharps — where was Mr. Cotton Brown. I proceeded to Boston. My Brethren well etc. Lodg’d at Brother Samuels. My Horse at Mrs. Keggells. Molly a poor Night, but better Morning.
Nathaniel Appleton, Jr. (Harvard 1749).