1726 July 7 (Thursday). In the Morn I found that Two Young Gentlemen had waited upon the forementioned Ladies but Despairing of Room in the House, never Enquir’d and roll’d into the Barn. Yet one was Sir Clark one of the Orators; the other Mr. Woodbridge, son of Governor Woodbridge of the Asiento Company in the West Indies. It was Dark weather but pleasant Company particularly Mrs. Gains, with whom I chiefly confin’d my Conversation. About Ten I return’d over to the Town. I met Mrs. Porter who had just before had a turn of Illness and was coming out of Colledge to take the Air. She Desir’d me to walk with her. I embraced the opportunity, and (with her Sister, Two Miss Charnocks and their Gentlemen Mr. Baxter and Mr. Baker) we walk’d round the Common, a long walk for an ill Man and a woman but half reviv’d. We lodged Safe at Sir Balch’s and I bid them Adieu for I was Oblig’d to hasten to Boston, to finish the Rest of my Business. I did so and Returned back to Cambridge. I waited on Sir Clark, and gave up the Cause. I retir’d to Father Champneys again and was much Diverted by the Facetious Company of Mrs. Gain.
William Clark (Harvard 1726), later a Boston physician and political writer. Sibley, VIII, 12-19.
Benjamin Woodbridge (Harvard 1728). Sibley, VIII, 533-535.
Judge Dudley Woodbridge of Barbados.
Elizabeth and Mary, daughters of John and Mary Charnock of Cambridge or Boston.
Joseph Baxter (Harvard 1724). Sibley, VII, 304-305.
Thomas Baker (Harvard 1724). Sibley, VII, 294-295.
William Batch (Harvard 1724). Sibley, VII, 296-304.