April 24, 1740

1740 April 24 (Thursday).  Very Dry windy weather.  Ebenezer Rode to Mr. Robert Allen’s, at Shrewsbury and got my Mare New Shod.  Nigh to Evening came Mr. John Henry Lydius[1] from Boston, upon his return to Albany, and lodg’d here.

[1]Son of a Dutch minister at Albany.  He later had to face charges brought against him in 1747 by the Council of New York for becoming a Roman Catholic and alienating the friendship of the Indians from the English.  Collections on the History of Albany (Albany, 1871) 4:144.