August 27, 1723

1723 August 27 (Tuesday).  My Landlord having borrowed me an horse (of his Neighbour Mr. David How) Mr. Ward and I rode away.  We first call’d at Mr. Woods[1] but he was not at home.  We rode to Mr. Barretts Lodgings but he was not there.  We rested a While Smoak’d, etc., and took our Horses and went out to Meet him.  Mr. Wood was riding with his Wife.  Mr. Barrett we Saw, and brought Them home.  I Lodg’d with Mr. Barrett.  I had his very Strong Pressures to take up with Westburgh, etc.

[1]Captain John Wood of Hopkinton.