March 22, 1728

1728 March 22 (Friday).  Mr. Coolidge[1] (having preach’d at Southborough yesterday) came up to see me, being conducted up by Mr. William Johnson, Junior,[2] who last night as he was, with Mr. Bigolo, at their Saw-Mill, was Surprised with a very Conspicuous Aurora Borealis. Mr. Coolidge desir’d to Change with me the Sabbath Approaching and truly it was not unacceptable to me Seeing the Labors of this week have been already very great.  And a person Sick at Mr. Thorntons whom I was requested to visit yesterday.  When Mr. Collidge left me I rode from home to see Mr. Thorntons Daughter who was very Sick.  At Mr. Eagers was Mr. Benjamin Flagg of Worcester who inform’d me of Mr. Elmer’s Death.

[1]Samuel Coolidge (Harvard 1724), schoolmaster at Watertown.  Sibley, VII, 326-331.

[2]Of Southborough.