April 17, 1744

1744 April 17 (Tuesday).  Thomme who had left me last night to go down to Boston in Company with Jonathan Rogers, went not away till the morning.  I wrote by him to Mr. Joshua Emms of Boston, Goldsmith, with whom he was going to live.  I had Mr. Williams’s Mare to ride over to the Association at Lancaster.  Mr. Loring absent by reason of the late Death of his oldest son, Dr. John Loring[1] Physician at Boston.  Mr. Gardner[2] read his Concio on Matt. 13.27 and part of 28.  Heard to Day the sorrowful News of the Burning of Mr. Emmersons[3] House at Nessitissett[4] lately.

[1](HC 1729).  SHG 8:598-99.

[2]Rev. John Gardner of Stow.

[3]Rev. Daniel Emerson (HC 1739), first minister of Hollis, N.H., 1743-1793.  SHG 10:359-64.  See The Boston Gazette, or, Weekly Journal, April 24, 1744.

[4]Nissitisset was the West Parish of Dunstable, Mass., later incorporated in 1746 as Hollis, N.H.