June 11, 1736

1736 June 11 (Friday).  David mowing Bushes in the Young Orchard.  I was at Madam Brecks Funeral.  As I was going came in Mr. Baxter, of Medfield, Mr. Peabody, and Capt. Buckminster[1] from the Ordination of Mr. Bridgham of Brimfield.  I dined at Coll. Woods’s with Mr. Prentice, Mr. Loring, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Cook, Barrett, Stone and Frink.  Pall-Bearers were Messrs. Swift,[2] Prentice, Loring, Cushing, Gardner, Cook, who were the Six Eldest Ministers; Corps Bearers were Deacons and Principal Persons of the Church.  All the ministers had Gloves and were invited back to the House after Burying.  I return’d at Eve.  N.B. Mr. Breck and his wife[3] and Company Sat out upon their Journey to Springfield this Eve.

[1]Joseph Buckminster of Framingham “Died at Framingham, May 15, 1780, in the 84th year of his age”; Independent Chronicle, May 25, 1780, vol. 12, p. [3].

[2]John Swift (1679-1745), Harvard 1697, minister of Framingham, 1701-1745.  SHG, 4:387-90.

[3]Robert Breck, Jr. (1713-1784), Harvard 1730, m. Eunice, dau. of Rev. Daniel (Harvard 1687) and Katherine (Chauncy) Brewer.  Brewer was Breck’s predecessor in the pulpit in Springfield.  Eunice Breck d. Aug. 11, 1767.  SHG, 8:661-80.