1736 September 3 (Friday). Breakfast with the Bridegroom and Bride. Dined at Brother Elias’s. The sick no better. Mr. Foxcrofts Lecture at Dr. Colmans on Lev. 10.3. Instead of going up with the Ministers I turned down with Mr. Sherbourn (in whose Pew I Sat) and went directly to my Brother Samuel’s and into Mr. Pierponts. After Tea Mrs. Hannah and I retir’d to our Chamber. Her Conduct very admirable for a discreet, respectfull Reserve. The old Article is the grand and only obstacle — greatly fears how she shall be able to get over it; yet will use her Endeavour that she may, and assures me that it will be no small trouble to her if she can’t: In the mean time must let me know that it is very Dark with her, nor knows she what will be the issue. I left her between 11 and 12 and returned to lodge at Brother Elias’s. Mrs. Storer watched with the Sick, who were still very bad. Little Dolly also complaining much of her Throat.
Dolly, daughter of Elias Parkman.