1752 April 14 (Tuesday). Thomas and Molly ride to Cambridge to see their Aunt Lydia. Thomas rode on Mr. Samuel Fay’s Beast: Molly on her Brother Ebenezers. I had word from Deacon Newtons that he was worse. Mr. Maccarty, and afterwards Messrs. Cushing, Martyn and Buckminster rode to Ministers Meeting at Hopkinton but I was oblig’d to stay and visit Deacon Newton, but he not being (as I conceive) altogether so bad as others apprehended, I rode to Hopkinton where I was through the Day and over Night. N.B. The Affair of Father Loring took us up the Chief of our Time; except what Deacon Mellen and his son Daniel had. N.B. The Night exceeding Cold.
Lydia Champney was the sister of Parkman’s first wife.
Job Cushing of Shrewsbury.
Joseph Buckminster of Rutland.
Israel Loring of Sudbury.
Henry Mellen of Hopkinton.