1754 March 12 (Tuesday). I made a Visit to Mr. Smith to enquire into his Conduct. Colonel William Ward here with whom I advis’d respecting Mr. Smiths Treatment of me. I rode to Mr. Bradishs to See his Wife, and to Mr. Ithamar Bellows. A fine Day overhead, but exceeding bad Road — snow, Mud etc. Billy brought over four Sheep and [blank] Lambs from t’other House. Mr. Jeduthun Baldwin here from Sudbury, returning to Brookfield. Told him I was very sorry that when Mr. Forbush and he knew of Mr. Smiths Mortgaging his Place to Mr. Boardman yet that they did not prevent his moving his Family hither, or Send one word of it.
Ward of Southborough was a justice of the peace. Hudson, Marlborough, p. 460.
Parkman’s son-in-law, the Reverend Eli Forbes of Brookfield.