August 21, 1723

1723 August 21 (Wednesday).  In the Morning came Mr. Shattuck[1] of Westborough to Invite me to preach in That Town.  After a Pause of about an hour and Debating with him, I agreed; and took an Horse that he Said he had brought Down; and rode down to Boston to prepare for going with him.  There were Three Score Mohawks arrived at Boston just before Noon.  I returned to Cambridge and rode over to Champneys[2] where my Horse was taken care of.  N.B. Mr. Shattuck was sent over to Mr. Champney to Inquire for me.

[1]Isaac Shattuck.

[2]Samuel Champney, Parkman’s father-in-law.