September 5, 1768

1768 September 5 (Monday).  Deacon Bond excused himself from going with me to Mr. Moore’s ordination.  Neither did Mr. Cushing come; I therefore Sat out alone in my Journey to Rochester.  Went through Southborough to Mr. James Parker at his uncle Temple’s at Framingham to get him to preach for me next Sabbath: but very much in Vain.  He said he would try to get Mr. Johnson who is a Candidate at Mr. Bridge’s.  Called at Coll. Buckminsters and got them to look after and enforce it.  Dined at Mr. Locks at Sherbourn.  P.M. to Mr. Bucknams at Medway.  At his House I never was till now.  He accompanys me 4 or 5 Miles in my way to Mrs. Stimsons in Wrentham; Mr. John Messenger waits on my [sic] to Mr. Beans, where Mrs. Simson is.  She receives me with great friendliness.  At Man’s Tavern find Company from Oxford: viz. Rev. Bowman, Coll. Larned, Capt. Moore, his Brother Richard and Major Davis: also my Son Samuel who followed me from Westborough.  We rode to Norton precinct.  Mr. Bowman, Coll. L. and I lodged at Coll. Ephraim Leonards.