December 12, 1736

1736 December 12 (Sunday).  On Act. 26.28 and Phil. 1.21.  Fowl w. Snow etc.  Mr. Joseph Thurston dined with me.  At Eve Dr. Joshua Wheat[1] here.

[1]This is Parkman’s only reference to Joshua Wheat.  Wheat was warned out of Needham, Worcester, and Westborough.  See George Kuhn Clark, History of Needham, Massachusetts, 1711-1911… (Cambridge: Privately Printed at the University Press, 1912), 560; Franklin P. Rice, ed., Records of the Court of General Sessions of the Peace for the County of Worcester, Massachusetts, from 1731 to 1737 (Worcester: Worcester Society of Antiquity, 1882), 132, 182.