1744 July 4 (Wednesday). At Meeting the Gratulatory oration was delay’d till the Governor and the Mohawk Chiefs came. I din’d in the Hall. The Mohawks din’d there also. N.B. Great Disorder (we hear) were lately at Ipswich by means of one Woodberry who with Mr. Gilman of Durham has Sent Letters to many Ministers of the Province as from the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. N.B. I transcribed a Letter of Mr. Newmans Study from Madam Christian Wainwright of Ipswich to Madam Dudly of Roxbury respecting the Ipswich Disorders in the last Month, horrible to relate. My Brother Samuel Parkman was present at Ipswich whilst some of those Facts were done.
Richard Woodbury was associated with the Rev. Gilman of Durham, who ordained him in a ceremony that produced numerous protests. See The Boston Gazette, July 24, 1744, and The Boston Evening Post, July 30, August 6, 1744.
The Rev. Nicholas Gilman (HC 1724), minister at Durham, N.H., 1742-1748, was “the wildest of the New-Lights.” SHG 7:338-44.
John Newman (HC 1740), later minister at Edgartown, Mass., 1747-1758. SHG 10:528-31.
Mrs. John Wainwright.
Wife of Justice Paul Dudley.