August 6, 1740

1740 August 6 (Wednesday).  A bright Morning, which we have not had this long Time.  I think ever since Thursday last.  Mr. Barrett, going to Shrewsbury, call’d here.  Letter from Mr. Lydius of Albany, informing that the Rices[1] of Canada desire one of their Brethren of New England would go up to Albany and meet them on September 6 next, in order to their making a Visit hither.  Nei[gh]bour Seth Rice[2] here with the Letter, himself under Indispositions.

[1]The story of the captivity of the Rice boys was recorded by Parkman.  See The Story of the Rice Boys (Westborough, 1906).

[2]Son of Edmund Rice of Westborough.