1740 May 29 (Thursday). A.M. at Madam Thatchers and bought out of the Library of her venerable Husband, Willards Body, Shepherds Sincere Convert and sound Believer, Flavell’s A Saint indeed, Small New Testament in Lattin, and a quarto of Clean Paper. Then we repair’d to the Convention. Lecture preach’d by Mr. Prince on Isa. 9.7. The Collection amounted to £235. Din’d at Mr. Checkley’s. P.M. at the Sale of the late Mr. John Adams’s Books. I bought Melchior Adams’ Lives of the German Divines, Owen’s Theologoumena, and Aristotles works in Greek and Latin, 4 Tomes. At Mr. Fennells bought Crudens Concordance. N.B. Conversation with Mr. Jacques and Mr. Smith of Marlborough on the Affair of his settling there. Rode to Cambridge after Ten at night.
Widow of the Rev. Peter Thatcher of Boston.
Samuel Willard, A Compleat Body of Divinity in Two Hundred and Fifty Expository Lectures on the Assembly’s Shorter Catechism (Boston, 1726).
Thomas Shepard, The Sincere Convert, Discovering the Small Number of True Believers, and the Great Difficulty of Saving Conversion (Cambridge, 1664).
John Flavell, A Saint Indeed; or the Great Work of Salvation Opened and Press’d (Boston, 1726).
Rev. Samuel Checkley of Boston.
Preacher, poet, classmate of Parkman.
Melchior Adamus, Vitae Germanorum Theologorum, Qui Superiori Seculo, Ecclesiam Christi Voce Scriptisque Porpagarunt et Propugnarunt (Heidelberg, 1620). Another edition appeared in Frankfurt in 1653.
Rev. Richard Jaques of Gloucester.