1751 July 27 (Saturday). My Daughter Lucy and I rode down to Marlborough (using by his leave, Mr. Martyns Chair) to the Funeral of Dr. Gott. Mr. Smith Said he was not well, and desir’d me to pray — but I refus’d. Mr. Martyn and Mr. Stone being there the former of those pray’d. Mr. Smith, when the Corps was carry’d forth, took the other Ministers home to his House. I walk’d with Colonel Williams to the Grave. When we return’d from the Grave I refus’d to tarry to Supper, because the Sabbath was so nigh. We made haste home.
Benjamin Gott, the physician of Marlborough, was Parkman’s brother-in-law.
The Reverend Aaron Smith of Marlborough.