December 8, 1736

1736 December 8 (Wednesday).  Rose early and Set out with Design to go to Salem to the Ordination of Mr. John Sparhawk,[1] but I found it so exceeding Cold, and so rough, hard riding that I diverted to Charleston Ferry.  N.B. Capt. Clark[2] of Framingham I carryed in to Brother Elias’s to Breakfast with us.  Visited Mr. Pierpont late p.m.  Mrs. Hannah Breck got down below.  The Ladies tarried in the room but a little while, but left Mr. P______t and I to Smoke our Pipes together.  I took leave of him without making further trouble about them.  He asked me to dine with him next Day, but I declined engaging my Self, and repaired to Mr. Coopers and thence to Brother Elias’s where I Supped and had Mr. Charles Coffin and his wife.  Lodged there.

[1]John Sparhawk (1713-1755), Harvard 1731.  SHG, 9:100-06.

[2]Thomas Clark (1704-1775).  John Clark, Records of the Descendants of Hugh Clark, of Watertown, Mass. 1640-1866 (Boston: Printed for the Author, 1866), 22-23, 31.