1726 July 19 (Tuesday). Molly grew worse by a vomiting flux; the Morning very grievous. I sent Phinehas Hardy to Mr. Barrett who sent us Some plaisters and more Tent. She was somewhat better in the Afternoon; by various Applications the Flux Stay’d till night. Mrs. Thurston watch’d. These Dayes I could do little besides reading Mr. Shepherds Sincere Convert and Dr. Edward’s Exercitations Critic. Philosoph. Historic Theog. on Some S.S. Martha Becom an Indian came.
Mrs. Joseph Thurston of Westborough.
Thomas Shepherd, The Sincere Convert, Discovering the Small Number of True Believers, and the Great Difficulty of Saving Conversion (Cambridge, 1664).
One of the works of John Edwards, D.D. (1637-1716), the English divine. Parkman possessed several of the books of Edwards. See DeForest and Bates, Westborough, pp. 73-75. [Addition to Walett’s footnote: John Edwards, Exercitations Critical, Philosophical, Historical, Theological: on Several Important Places in the Writings of the Old and New Testament. In Two Parts (London, 1702).]