March 28, 1751

1751 March 28 (Thursday).  The Town very much alive with people who throng into it to put off or Change their Province Bills.  I attended the Public Lecture.  Mr. Cooper[1] preach’d on Luke 18 chapter, 9 to 14.  The Pharisee and Publican.  Din’d at Dr. Chauncy’s,[2] where also din’d Judge Sewall,[3] Mr. Cook[4] of Sudbury and Mr. Peabody[5] of Roxbury.  Visited Mrs. Oliver and Captain Devenport Walker.  Was at Mr. Foxcrofts etc.  Lodg’d at Cousen Cowells.

[1]Samuel Cooper of the Brattle Street Church.

[2]The Reverend Charles Chauncy of the First Church of Boston.

[3]Justice Stephen Sewall of the Superior Court of Judicature.

[4]The Reverend William Cooke of Wayland.

[5]The Reverend Oliver Peabody (Harvard 1745), minister of the First Congregational Church in Roxbury, 1750-1752.  Sibley, XI, 563-564.