1728 February 15 (Thursday). Mr. Colman preach’d Dr. Mathers funeral Sermon from Gen. 5.24. I went in the Evening to Mr. Gerrish’s Retail. Here was Mr. Sewal, Mr. Prince, Mr. Cooper and Mr. Foxcroft. After Candle Light I rode out of Town, to Cambridge upon my journey home. Here I found my wife and Son who were brought down yesterday by William Clark of Westborough. It rain’d So I was detain’d. Now I had opportunity to see much of Father Champney’s Methods which were much out of due Course through the violence of a Fever many years agoe. Great grief and Concern in the Family.
Reverend Benjamin Colman of the Brattle Street Church.
Samuel Gerrish, the bookseller.
Reverend Joseph Sewall of the Old South Church, Boston.
Reverend Thomas Prince also of the Old South Church.
Reverend William Cooper (Harvard 1712), of the Brattle Street Church, 1716-1743. Sibley, V, 624-634.