August 31, 1736

1736 August 31 (Tuesday).  I rode to Boston.  On the Road met Mr. Foxcroft.  Discourse Rutland-Marlborough.  I rode to Brother Alexanders.  John Tyley[1] sick of Fever and sore Throat.  Dined there — and prayed with them on Occasion of their Affliction by the Sickness in their Family.  At the North End our Relations well except sister Elizabeth who had languished for some time, and I left Sick when I went from Town last.  Tea p.m. with Sister Dorcas,[2] Mrs. Kennady[3] and Mrs. Molly Bennett.  Eve at Mr. Pierponts.  Mrs. Hannah under great Discouragement at the Thought of 4 Children to have the Care and Government of.  Person — Country Life — Westborough — Ministerial Life — no objection — but the first mentioned Article insuperable as yet — but [She?] had rather the matter may Still lye under Consideration.  It grew too late to return to my Brothers.  Mr. P____ts and Madams[4] Invitations had been so strong and so repeated to Lodge there, that I made free with them at this Time and lodged there.  N.B. I prayed with Mr. P____ts Family before we retired.

[1]Parkman’s sister Elizabeth married John Tyley of Boston.

[2]Dorcas (Bowes) Parkman, wife of Parkman’s brother Samuel.

[3]Mrs. Kennady, wife of Dr. Kennady

[4]Sarah Pierpont.

August 1, 1736

1736 August 1 (Sunday).  Called up early in the Morning to Visit Ensign Forbush’s youngest Child.  It dyed before noon.[1]  On Mat. 6.16 and Song. 2.16, former part.  Storm of Thunder and Rain at Night.  Deborah in Extremity of Pain most the Night.

[1]Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas and Hannah Forbush, b. June 4, 1735; d. Aug. 1, 1736 (WVR, 48, 238).