May 22, 1752

1752 May 22 (Friday).  Sir Forbush Sends his Chest (containing a number of Valuable Books which I have sold him, viz. Hammond,[1] Saurin,[2] Edwards[3]) by one Ball to Brookfield.

[1]A work by the English divine and Canon of Christ’s Church Oxford, Henry Hammond, D.D. (1605-1660).  None of his numerous writings had been published in America.

[2]Jacques Saurin (1677-1730), a celebrated French Protestant preacher, had been the minister of a Walloon church in London, and after 1705 a minister in The Hague.  His work had not appeared in an American edition.

[3]Some writing or writings of the great Jonathan Edwards of Northampton.  [Additional note: This may be a reference to the English minister, John Edwards (1637-1716), several of whose works Parkman owned or borrowed.]