April 9, 1736

1736 April 9 (Friday).  At College.  Met my neighbour Whipple who was coming to me at Cambridge.  Mr. Caleb Rice Some way before us upon the Road.  Neighbour Whipples Horse failed at Harringtons.  I pursued Mr. Rice to Mr. Baldwins.  He was there and Mrs. Pegge Dammon of Stow (Daughter in Law of Justice Whitman) with him.  We dined together and rode up by Mr. Lorings and accompanyed Mrs. Pegge home.  Then I rode with Mr. Rice to <word crossed out> Mr. Fishs in Marlborough to See Mr. Withington[1] (a Young Preacher at Marlborough and who had been up at Westborough along with Mr. Ivory Hovey when I was gone to Boston).  Thence I proceeded to Deacon Rice’s[2] (with his son) and Lodged there.

[1]Mather Withington (1714-1736), Harvard 1732; d. Apr. 28, 1736 at his home in Dorchester.  SHG, 9:265.

[2]Caleb Rice (father of Caleb Rice, Harvard 1730) served as deacon of the Marlborough church, 1718-1739; Worthley, Inventory, 352.