August 1, 1723

1723 August 1 (Thursday).  I got to Cambridge by noon, return’d my Horse, paid 1/2 a Crown to Mrs. Fessenden.[1]  Mr. Bridgewater[2] was at College.  I went to Boston about 5 p.m.  Met at Barrett’s.[3]  Green[4] was absent.  Barrett pray’d first.  I read part of a Discourse from 1 Sam. 16.7, and concluded.  I lodg’d at my Fathers.

[1]Sarah Fessenden, who was licensed to sell intoxicating liquors at retail.  Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge (Boston, 1877), p. 22

[2]Probably Edward Bridgewater (Harvard 1718) who was in Cambridge in August, 1723.  Sibley, VI, 231-232.

[3]Samuel Barrett (1700-1772), son of Deacon Samuel Barrett of Boston.  A classmate and lifelong friend of Ebenezer Parkman.  First minister of Hopkinton.  Sibley, VI, 428-432.

[4]Joseph Green (Harvard 1720) of Boston.  Minister at Bamstable, 1725-1770.  Sibley, VI, 385-387.