1723 August 22 (Thursday). I Set away for Larnard’s at Waterton where I had appointed to meet with Mr. Shattuck at 12 o’Clock. He was not Come. I Sat down and waited for him till he came. We began our Journey from this Tavern about 1/2 after 12; to Mr. Willsons where by Two. Thence at 1/2 after Two to Mr. Swift’s by 4. Thence at 5 to My assign’d Landlords, Mr. Maynard’s by dark. Prayers Ended I went to my Bed and Lodged (with Mr. Chandler of Concord, a House Carpenter, at work in finishing the Meeting house) very comfortably.
Thomas Learned, tavern keeper.
Reverend John Swift of Framingham (Harvard 1697). Sibley, IV, 387-390.
David Maynard, an original settler at Westborough. A manuscript volume of Westborough Church Records, kept by Ebenezer Parkman and later ministers, is preserved by the Westborough Historical Society. At the beginning of this Parkman made a list of the first settlers of the town. The list is printed in Heman P. DeForest and Edward C. Bates, History of Westborough (Westborough, 1891), p. 4.