1736 August 9 (Monday). Broke fast at Brother Samuel’s. Was at Mr. Fennels, Mr. Spooners etc.: but not at Mr. Pierponts. Mr. Thatcher visited Sister Elizabeth p.m. I rode to Cambridge.
A various times John Spooner advertised goods for sale “at his Shop in Cornhill”; see the Boston Evening-Post, Jan. 23, 1738, p. ; Jan. 7, 1740, p. ; Mar. 31, 1740, p. . Among the various goods were sugar, “VELVET CORKS, choise Kettle Fish, Butter in Tubs and Firkins, new Philadelphia Flour, and Rhode-Island Cheese, all at the very lowest Prices.”