August 19, 1723

1723 August 19 (Monday).  This Day Everything was managed Suitably to the Relation they bore to each and their own Figure.  In the Afternoon we concluded to go back, and the Horse balked.  We (though with Some Difficulty through the Immoderate Kicking) mounted and rode about a Mile, when we met with Sir Sparhawk,[1] by whose Earnest Desire we went back to Major Prescots and remain’d another Night.

[1]Deacon Nathaniel Sparhawk, a selectman of Lexington.  [Correction: This would have been John Sparhawk (1702-1747), Harvard 1723.  Sibley, 7:258-59.]